Accounting Skills For Everyday Success

While some people may do anything to avoid tasks involving math and numbers, the plain truth is that math, especially accounting, is not only inescapable but also integral to everyday life. So instead of dodging accounting, the better tactic is to learn and appreciate the following essential life skills:

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  • Basic accounting – One doesn’t jump into the most complicated aspects of accounting, after all. Every fledgling business owner, employee, or, really, anyone who has a budget to keep track of is doing accounting. It’s basically how one tracks his finances.
  • How to use accounting software – Once one has the basic principles down pat, it’s easier to look into using technology for bookkeeping. Aside from tables, one can even use visualization tools to see things more clearly. Microsoft Excel is one of the more standard tools used by professionals and regular folk, but there are many others available for computers and mobile devices.
  • How to speak the language – There are a lot of technical terms involved in accounting and words like “debit,” “credit,” and “taxation” will come up often. Even if one were to leave the work to an accountant, one should be able to understand what the accountant is reporting.
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Just going through everyday life, one is bound to encounter accounting one way or another so it just won’t do to ignore the task. All one really needs is to get a basic understanding of accounting principles to track one’s income and expenses properly. This way, one can make educated decisions on how to proceed with one’s finances.

Eddie O’Brien is a certified public accountant and CEO of the Americas at Arvato Bertelsmann. Follow this Facebook page for more articles on business and accounting.

Accounting Skills For Everyday Success

The Advantages Of Working In The Bpo Industry

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With today’s wobbly economy, finding employment can be tough. Many individuals struggle with finding a career that suits their educational attainment and salary expectations. One industry, however, that offers many work opportunities for job seekers is the business process outsourcing or BPO industry. In fact, even during the most recent global economic crisis, the BPO industry performed well.

For those who are looking for employment or a new career, below are some of the reasons people choose to work in the BPO industry.

No discrimination: For job seekers looking for a great opportunity to earn well, joining t the BPO world is a great choice. And unlike in other industries, BPO companies do not hire a person based on their age, educational status, or race. As long as the person shows interest in working for the company for a long time, they will most likely get hired.

Better pay: A lot of people contest that working in the BPO industry a means having to battle with shifting schedules. However, such work setup can mean more money and better benefits for employees. This is a great thing, especially for breadwinners and those who are saving up for their future.

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Work stays in the office: Teachers, for example, take home their students’ exams for checking. Sales agents have to meet their clients even after business hours. But for those who work in BPO firms, their work stays in the office. Most employees do not have to worry about doing extended work at home because all BPO work must be done during office hours.

Edmund O’Brien is the CEO of the Americas at Arvato Bertelsmann, overseeing the growth and execution of a multibillion-dollar business that delivers a host of BPO services including SCM, CRM, financial and IT solutions. For more articles on the BPO industry, visit this blog.

The Advantages Of Working In The Bpo Industry