The amount of time that I spent preparing to fail the CPA exam is truly astonishing. Early on in my CPA journey I gave myself months to prepare for each section so that I could "take my time" with the material and be sure to pass. Rather than use this additional study time to actually study, I did things like create new Pinterest boards and search Beyonce hashtags on Instagram. I found myself going from a relaxed, "I have three months" to a panicked "I have three days."
At last, tax season is upon us and for those receiving refunds, now is the time to live in the lap of luxury, right? Wrong, 2020 is all about making boss moves and stepping into our greatness. While nothing says greatness like a new designer handbag we can't truly afford, I have another idea for how to spend that refund. Today I am going over ten grown up ways to spend your tax refund.
Now that you've gotten acclimated in your new accounting career, you've noticed a special someone. Maybe this person has been on this journey with you since the college days. Perhaps it's the relatability to your accounting struggle, or the way they explain the new 199(a) regulations that gets you. You recognize that you are smitten and you're wondering if you should go for it? Let's explore this further, shall we?
When I first started in public accounting, for whatever reason I made things really complicated. I was so used to asking questions, that I would forget, many of the answers could be easily found online. I am not going to pretend that I don't still harass my co-workers with excessive questions, because I do. However, I have found the following sources to be very helpful in completing my daily work.
When you start a new job or move departments, you often get to meet and work with new people. This can be a great opportunity to learn from individuals more seasoned than you, others who challenge you to think outside of the box, and people who are an all around great time. However, this can also be the time you get stuck on an assignment with that jerk whose mere presence puts you in a bad mood. The reality is that you are not always going to work with people who align with your personality preference. You should, however, be able to have a healthy work relationship with them. I put together a few basic guidelines that have worked for me.