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Re: Agony Of An Accountant by Hassanmaye(m): 12:27pm On Apr 27
MrImole:
Hello!



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
Do you mean it so many accountants
Re: Agony Of An Accountant by Hassanmaye(m): 12:27pm On Apr 27
RomanGreen:
Terrible profession with less reward, you think it's over when you get ICAN...no way, Technology has rendered this profession redundant
Please stop this you are frustrating us sad
Re: Agony Of An Accountant by evioke(m): 1:29pm On Apr 27
ProlificEric:
hmmm

Meanwhile get a quick and affordable loan with no collateral requirements. Check my signature.
Dm me bro
Re: Agony Of An Accountant by GabdelandAgro(m): 3:16pm On Apr 27
Spinshark:
Marketing Strategy...very smart
Maybe true, and maybe not
But if the op's post is a strategy, then I applaud him. He is damn Intelligent

I like intelligent people.

I hope someone answers the secret prayers of his heart
Re: Agony Of An Accountant by jamoscofield(m): 3:38pm On Apr 27
it's very unfortunate what Accountants face these days. they're forgetting the fact that we are the Back bone of any organization to stand the test of time. same thing happened to me & thank God I was able to overcome it. OP please apply wisdom here, check the organization body language, the agreement you had, is it written or verbal. I faced similar issues last year October. I was able to overcome this because my agreement was written agreement. I was posted from the HQ to a sub branch in Portharcourt. on arriving there, they didn't have a single accounting & book keeping records, their Audit process is nothing to write home about, I had to develop a system for them. this took me 3 months + and I still train the staff there. after every every, They have refused to meet with my demands. here's what I did - I made reference to the initial email on the agreement I had with them, stated all my accomplishments, what I've achieved for the Branch and what I intend doing before end of Q1. I politely requested they honor our attached agreement & looking forward to a rewarding career with them. honestly speaking, the response from them amazed me, they apologise for the delay, immediately passed my Bonuses and allowances, they even paid me for my target bonus I haven't met. sometimes, speaking up politely helps. I wish you well OP.

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Re: Agony Of An Accountant by DEMIJU59: 4:31pm On Apr 27
You have done much for the company which they supposed to compensate you adequately.

You have combined your normal duties as an Accountant with the work of consultant.

Since they refuse to appreciate your efforts, write them and let them know how you have gone outside your normal duties to safe them a lot of money.
Re: Agony Of An Accountant by Richthekid: 5:17pm On Apr 27
Hmmm
Re: Agony Of An Accountant by osenidvdg(m): 5:39pm On Apr 27
ogedanny:
If you are based in Lagos, I would have invited you for an interview... in an accounting technology company

Bro can i have your contact? i base in Lagos with same issue. please kindly forward your mail to me to share my resume with you.God bless you sir
Re: Agony Of An Accountant by osenidvdg(m): 5:40pm On Apr 27
osenidvdg:


Bro can i have your contact? i base in Lagos with same issue. please kindly forward your mail to me to share my resume with you.God bless you sir

My digit 08056753914
Re: Agony Of An Accountant by freesoul12: 7:53pm On Apr 27
You will spend almost 350k to attain ACA..u go still dey lobby for 60k job.. ICAN dey preach entrepreneurship now.. but why dem still dey charge dat exorbitant fee for exams and subscription. Tech is d way and d future. Na name people still dey use follow career.. The real money is in tech..

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Re: Agony Of An Accountant by galantjoe(m): 8:49pm On Apr 27
Employer are wicked, they use and drop tactics. So we emoyees must work and eat. We get paid immediately. I don't like future promise. I believe in cash basis. Redeeming one promise thru monthly salary
Re: Agony Of An Accountant by Mish02: 10:09pm On Apr 27
DEMIJU59:
You have done much for the company which they supposed to compensate you adequately.

You have combined your normal duties as an Accountant with the work of consultant.

Since they refuse to appreciate your efforts, write them and let them know how you have gone outside your normal duties to safe them a lot of money.

Thank you sir.
I have spoken to the chairman on phone,he said to me "Accountant you are the very best I have had" and that I should be patient.which I have been it's almost 1year already.
Though I'll try as you have advised.
If you have similar experience pls help me with other options on how you got out of it professionally.
Re: Agony Of An Accountant by Mish02: 10:12pm On Apr 27
xenten:
Are you chartered? Bros, I have learnt not to depend on my Employers for promotion or increase in Salary. If they are not honoring their agreement and before you begin to do some dishonorable shit, promote yourself. Go and look for better employer and negotiate for better emoluments. All these delayed agreements are scams.

Yes I m chattered.
Thanks. I am trying to get out. I have done lots of trainings and hope to be out soon. But just looking at how to remain on job and not out of job and still maintain professional and referable conduct.

Thanks for your advice.
Re: Agony Of An Accountant by Mish02: 10:15pm On Apr 27
GabdelandAgro:
Maybe true, and maybe not
But if the op's post is a strategy, then I applaud him. He is damn Intelligent

I like intelligent people.

I hope someone answers the secret prayers of his heart
.

Not a strategy though.
I am sure my experience sells.
Even though I regret accepting the job, I still want a referable exit.
Thanks though.
Re: Agony Of An Accountant by Mish02: 10:19pm On Apr 27
galantjoe:
Employer are wicked, they use and drop tactics. So we emoyees must work and eat. We get paid immediately. I don't like future promise. I believe in cash basis. Redeeming one promise thru monthly salary

Thanks.
I am working towards a better experience but these accounting line is highly competitive and career enhancement is key and mainly via practical experience though theory may work as per principles and conceptual ethics.
But when it comes to on the job, experience is key.

Thanks alot though.

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Re: Agony Of An Accountant by Mish02: 10:20pm On Apr 27
osenidvdg:


My digit 08056753914

amehatahm@gmail.com

I'll be glad to have yours.
Re: Agony Of An Accountant by Mish02: 10:24pm On Apr 27
ogedanny:
If you are based in Lagos, I would have invited you for an interview... in an accounting technology company

Thanks.
I am currently in Kano.
I really appreciate you.
Re: Agony Of An Accountant by Mish02: 10:27pm On Apr 27
jamoscofield:
it's very unfortunate what Accountants face these days. they're forgetting the fact that we are the Back bone of any organization to stand the test of time. same thing happened to me & thank God I was able to overcome it. OP please apply wisdom here, check the organization body language, the agreement you had, is it written or verbal. I faced similar issues last year October. I was able to overcome this because my agreement was written agreement. I was posted from the HQ to a sub branch in Portharcourt. on arriving there, they didn't have a single accounting & book keeping records, their Audit process is nothing to write home about, I had to develop a system for them. this took me 3 months + and I still train the staff there. after every every, They have refused to meet with my demands. here's what I did - I made reference to the initial email on the agreement I had with them, stated all my accomplishments, what I've achieved for the Branch and what I intend doing before end of Q1. I politely requested they honor our attached agreement & looking forward to a rewarding career with them. honestly speaking, the response from them amazed me, they apologise for the delay, immediately passed my Bonuses and allowances, they even paid me for my target bonus I haven't met. sometimes, speaking up politely helps. I wish you well OP.
.

Thank you sir.
It's good you are here. I'll do as you have said.
I pray it comes out positive..
Once again thank you.
Re: Agony Of An Accountant by Mish02: 10:28pm On Apr 27
DEMIJU59:
You have done much for the company which they supposed to compensate you adequately.

You have combined your normal duties as an Accountant with the work of consultant.

Since they refuse to appreciate your efforts, write them and let them know how you have gone outside your normal duties to safe them a lot of money.

Thank you sir.
I really appreciate your advice.
Re: Agony Of An Accountant by Mish02: 10:29pm On Apr 27
DennisEche:
PLIGHTS OF NIGERIAN EMPLOYEE, E GO BETTER

Ameen
Re: Agony Of An Accountant by Mish02: 10:31pm On Apr 27
demanuel:

Yes o, Or start up Your Own thing.

If your are good with Bookkeeping and Accounting, Filing tax returns, Payroll etc you can offer these to SMEs around you.

I am excellent. I can bet you.
And I will begin to meet with them ASAP.
Thanks for the idea.
Re: Agony Of An Accountant by Mish02: 10:33pm On Apr 27
sojfarm:

Its a common experience for Accountant in Business (employed Accountant not working as Consultant). Are you qualified? If not, they must have capitalised on your zeal for the work. If you are already qualified, then the company will lose out at the end.

Already you have good experience that any company will need. Please, if you are not yet qualified, try as much as possible to get your ACA before you make a move, otherwise you will be turning your so cheap the employers hunting to cheap and quack accountant.

Most of the employers for Accountant in Business want to use your experience, but without commensurate remuneration. With your level of experience, you are hot cake. Just try add your ACA.
.

Thanks.
I am a member of ANAN, IPMA'AN, a fellow with IMC.
I am currently on CITN program awaiting exam.
Re: Agony Of An Accountant by Mish02: 10:38pm On Apr 27
HomoDroid:


I don't think it's right to be so condescending. This seemingly awkward comment may actually be the real deal. I have known madmen, village drunks prophesy or speak the truth to those who have ears to hear. The other day, there was a trending video of a madman carrying out classic street evangelism and copiously referencing the holy scriptures to a very attentive crowd.

What I am trying to say is that this advice by Obalize may not be so far-fetched as it appears to be. Most Pentecostal Christians understand the concept of Promise and Fail, working like an elephant and eating like an ant, etc. They are also familiar with village people and Deliverance!

From the Ops analysis, even without a previous agreement, what he has accomplished is enough to earn him early confirmation with pay-rise in many organisations! So why is he having issues with being recognised and compensated by his boss. the tax saving alone could pay for the new salary. Something may or not be wrong with him spiritually. Deliverance doesn't hurt anyone!
.

Thank you.
I'll think about it. Though I am more of a practical person than a spiritual person.
I appreciate your advice.
Re: Agony Of An Accountant by Mish02: 10:40pm On Apr 27
AKWATGOLD1:
Venture into Consultancy Business for companies that need your experience in resolving their tax liability with FIRS.

Thanks me later.

Thanks.
Ill work on it ASAP.
Re: Agony Of An Accountant by Mish02: 10:41pm On Apr 27
quentin06:
You ve gathered enough practical experience, I say its time to leave that place, you didint mention whether you re chartered, if you re its time to leave that place.

Yes I am.
Thanks for your advice.
Re: Agony Of An Accountant by Mish02: 10:45pm On Apr 27
wolesmile:
Has there been any formal appraisal submitted on your performance?

Non.
Like I said it's a very poor management system.
I instituted the staff filing system.
No appraisal document even when I designed one, it was neglected as the CEO prefers to appraise anyone he feels is performing.
Re: Agony Of An Accountant by Mish02: 10:45pm On Apr 27
jos4kay:
Is the company owned by indians

Nop.
Working with an Indian boss, I gained pay raise twice in less than 6 month and I rose quickly to inventory manager.
He was strict. Kumar Kota.
Re: Agony Of An Accountant by Mish02: 10:52pm On Apr 27
oluwaseyi0:
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

Exactly the experience here.
I practically struggle to accomplish any fit.
He doesn't seem to have value for Accountant and searches for every slight opportunity to slam me. But I am always on my heels.
Thanks for the revealing end of your neighbor.
It's an insight of the other world.
May we not experience such

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