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Agony Of An Accountant by Mish02: 10:10pm On Apr 26
I am 29 years old. I have worked for 9years. 2years as an inventory office, 1 year as an inventory manager, 2years as a marketer, 4 years as an accountant.

Here's my story.
I got employed into a hotel as an accountant, when then I was posted from Abuja to kano the head office on an agreed probation period of 3 month then I'll be paid the agreed salary.

I resumed in the Kano office and found out there was no Accounting system, auditing process, inventory management books, vouchers and ledgers and no cashiering system..

I started with the store. I introduced all the store vouchers MRN, SIV, SR, store ledgers, trained the store officer and then I concentrated on the cashier after which I began with the purchasing system.

I introduced the use of PRV, PO/LPO, Waybill, DN and gate pass, trained the purchaser on forecasting and budgeting then I began with the cashier. I strengthened the Accounting system and processes.

And then I was given a task to assist the external auditor solve an issue with tax liabilities to a tune above 20m which was as a result of lack of due diligence on the part of the auditor and inadequate records on the part of the previous Accountant. These liabilities was accumulated from 2016-2019. These task he said was part of my appraisal.

I was able to work with the auditors and we solved the problem all within 5months of my resumption and we even got the tax authorities reimbursing us almost 4.5m.

Here is the problem. My employer has refused to keep to the rules of engagement.

I don't know how to go about these.

Please advise needed from experienced persons.


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Re: Agony Of An Accountant by GreenWire(m): 9:29am On Apr 27
this is serious
Re: Agony Of An Accountant by Bampeh: 9:29am On Apr 27
Write a letter of reminder to your employer informing them about the agreement you both had and which was clearly written on your appointment letter.

bampeh is sure that this approach will work

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Re: Agony Of An Accountant by BrickDevo: 9:29am On Apr 27
Sorry, he refused to pay the agreed salary Right if you have the means engage the services of a barrister

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Re: Agony Of An Accountant by wolesmile(m): 9:29am On Apr 27
Has there been any formal appraisal submitted on your performance?


Re: Agony Of An Accountant by MrImole: 9:30am On Apr 27

There are so many accountants and the jobs are few out there...

Have one on one discussion with your employer, don't remind him the amount of money you have made for him but rather what you are going to do for him in the future.

Talk to him personally before you take any decision.

Olórun á wà pèlú e o

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Re: Agony Of An Accountant by jos4kay: 9:30am On Apr 27
Is the company owned by indians

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Re: Agony Of An Accountant by H2ho(m): 9:31am On Apr 27
Re: Agony Of An Accountant by oyebanji(m): 9:31am On Apr 27
Look for better opportunities elsewhere


Re: Agony Of An Accountant by ictjobber: 9:31am On Apr 27
People wey get conscience for Nigeria no reach four

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Re: Agony Of An Accountant by Spinshark(m): 9:32am On Apr 27
Marketing Strategy...very smart


Re: Agony Of An Accountant by RomanGreen: 9:32am On Apr 27
Terrible profession with less reward, you think it's over when you get ICAN...no way, Technology has rendered this profession redundant

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Re: Agony Of An Accountant by Akamariner(m): 9:33am On Apr 27
Threaten resignation.
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Re: Agony Of An Accountant by oluwaseyi0: 9:33am On Apr 27
short story of my former neighbor as an accountant

He worked in a private company own by a single individual

the owner has zero regards for accounting ethics and professionalism, he withdraws and deposits money in the company account at will (imagine transferring money from the company account to buy socks for your kid when you could have simply used your private account or someone ask you to help him send some cash to someone, he will ask the person to transfer the money to the company account then from there he transfer to the recipient), when he asks for money and my accountant neighbor as for documentation he shouts at him that he can't teach him how to run his business; when auditor came their account didn't balance, they had issue with tax office over so many irregularities

The owner accused the accountant of not doing his job, the accountant fed up of same reoccurring issue for five years told the owner plainly that the owner is running things like guguru and epa enterprises hence why account will never balance, owner vex and sack my neighbor, my neighbor find it very hard to land another job, and end up going back to his town for a paltry teaching job after 3 years of losing his job

What a very sad real life no balance scenario

I was way younger then, but that's the first time I understand the meaning of joblessness; only acute poverty is worse than joblessness (and they mostly go hand in hand) and when you finally land the job so many ogas won't allow you do the job rather all you will be doing is asslicking them

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Re: Agony Of An Accountant by Cholls(m): 9:33am On Apr 27
my brother very good movie I will watch it again sometimes
Re: Agony Of An Accountant by blacktolu: 9:33am On Apr 27
Update your CV and apply for a better job, you have an awesome track record getting a new job wont be difficult.


Re: Agony Of An Accountant by AceRoyal: 9:34am On Apr 27
Unfortunately Nigeria is in such a mess that there are no active labor law enforcement or courts to go to.
Even if you go to court or file a case, it'll take years to get justice.

I'll advice you to start Job hunting, take this as a learning curve.
Talk to your employer and highlight everything you've done. If he/she refuses to keep to their side of the bargain, hold on to the job until you get a new one and take your leave.
But when leaving make sure you close the door gently and not with a bang.


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Re: Agony Of An Accountant by Andyvilly: 9:34am On Apr 27
it's ok, quick hot deal, cheap land for as low as 149k with plantation inside, readily available at your convenience; (part payment available)

Re: Agony Of An Accountant by good4all40: 9:34am On Apr 27
Someone is asking for our advice, and you are typing A C B Y indeed something is wrong with us in this country, why don't you just skip if you don't know what to say.

As for the Op speak to your boss about your initial agreement in a very matured way l think he will listen to you. If not, update your cv and look for another job but make sure you get an alternative before quitting the present job.

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Re: Agony Of An Accountant by Dbarrzx: 9:34am On Apr 27
If the agreement was verbal, then it will be difficult to enforce. If they can't keep to common issues that relates to your employment terms then they are not the kind of people you should work for.


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Re: Agony Of An Accountant by Nobody: 9:35am On Apr 27
Your village people are after you.
Go for deliverance..
Re: Agony Of An Accountant by MANNABBQGRILLS: 9:36am On Apr 27
Here is the problem. My employer has refused to keep to the rules of engagement.
First of all, how was the agreement between you and your employer, verbal or written?

If written, then you are good.
Do write and forward your issue with them in an official capacity also.

Agreement is agreement.

We believe you work for a big organization, so they should know the consequences of the actions they are about to embark on.
Keep us posted.

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Re: Agony Of An Accountant by MANNABBQGRILLS: 9:36am On Apr 27
Your village people are after you.

Go for deliverance..
Obalize, kindly learn how to stay silent if you have nothing reasonable to contribute on a topic please.
98% of your comments here is nothing to write home about.
What do village people have to do with this?
When he is not from the same village you are from!
Just because you and your ilks have a phone doesn't mean you should be this slow please.
An advice from the elders.

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Re: Agony Of An Accountant by obajoey(m): 9:36am On Apr 27

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