Monday, 22 November 2021

What do you believe about the career path you have chosen?

 What do you believe about the career path you have chosen?

For most people this is a strange question - we rarely spend time thinking about our own beliefs. A quick answer to this is- many people think that the accounting profession is a well-paid profession, especially, when you are a qualified Accountant.


The collection of beliefs you hold about your career - is reflective in most of the choices you make.

- How much risk you are prepared to take.
- What's risky and what’s not.
- What projects and initiatives to undertake.
- What kind of resources you need to succeed in your career.
- Who to partner with, if any.
- Cooperate or compete.
- What your employers should expect from you.
- How hard you expect to work.

  And lots more….


If your belief is that the accounting profession pays well, what happens when that belief isn’t being met? You change career?

All these decisions stem from your beliefs, and it will help you to make them explicit. Once you surface those beliefs, you can start to distinguish which are useful beliefs and which are not.

- What is the benefit of a particular belief?
- Is this belief relevant to your current world
- Or is it a carry-over from some past part of life?

Believe in yourself and the career you have chosen.

Tuesday, 16 November 2021

High/Low Point Method




Splitting of semi-variable costs


Included in semi-variable costs is an element of both fixed and variable costs. In cost accounting it is important to be able to split these costs and identify the variable costs separately from the fixed costs and this is achieved by using the ‘high/low’ method.


The idea behind the application of the high/low method is that if we agree that fixed cost doesn’t change based on the activity level, that is, as you produce more units, the fixed cost will remain the same. So, where the cost changes, as activity is changing; this will be as a result of the variable costs element.


The high/low method of splitting semi-variable cost picks the total cost at two different activity levels and finds the additional cost incurred in making the additional units. The additional cost is then divided by the number of additional units made and this leads to the variable cost per unit, which is then used to calculate the total variable and fixed cost by applying the unit cost to the high or the low activity level.




Additional cost= £24715-16480= £8235

Additional units= 3150-1800= 1350

VC/ unit= £8235/1350= £6.10

Total VC, using the low point= £6.10x1800= £10980

Total FC, using the low point = £16480-10980= £5500



This will be applied to all the activity levels in the question:

2100 units x £6.10= £12,810

2600 units x £6.10= £15,860

2900 units x £6.10= £17,690

Friday, 12 November 2021

What is the definition of an accountant?

 What is the definition of an Accountant?

Someone who solves a problem you didn’t know you had in a way don’t understand

Accruals, prepayments, adjustments to accounts are all legit

I’m sure you know that!!!

I’m hope you know what accruals and prepayments are!

They are just one of those things Accountants use to confuse lay men and themselves!!!

Monday, 1 November 2021

The Trial Balance



The Trial Balance is used to check the arithmetical accuracy of the accounting entries in the ledgers after the last transaction of a trading period has been entered and before the preparation of the Final Accounts.


The Trial Balance shows the closing balances of each general ledger account on a periodic bases, so it is important to balance each ledger account correctly as these are the amounts that filter into the list of debit and credit columns in the Trial Balance. The debit and credit columns should be added up and the totals should be the same.

Question: Rama & Co Trial Balance

In order to correctly complete the trial balance, you will need to know your cost classification and you could also apply the acronym


Debit Expenses Assets Drawings / Credit Liabilities Income Capital

Answer: Rama & Co Trial Balance

Friday, 9 April 2021

In memoriam: HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh


We pay tribute to His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (born on the 10th of June 1921) and died today, on the 9th of April 2021, at the age of 99.


Born in to the Greek and Danish royal family, he was exiled from Greece when he was 18 months old. After educating in France, Germany and Scotland, he joined the Royal Navy at the beginning of the second world war. He was one of the best cadets in his class, and he quickly ascended the ranks within the Navy. In October 1942, he became first lieutenant of HMS Wallace, at 21 years old one of the youngest first lieutenants in the Royal Navy. He was present in the Tokyo Bay aboard HMS Whelp when the Japanese surrendered, formally ending World War Two. Philip returned to the United Kingdom on the ship in January 1946.


Queen Elizabeth first met Philip in 1939, when she visited the Britannia Royal Naval College, where Philip was completing a term as a cadet. They began exchanging letters with each other, and the soon to be Queen fell in love. After returning from the frontline, Philip asked the King for his daughter's hand in marriage. 1 year later, in 1947, he abandoned his Greek and Danish royal titles, marrying Princess Elizabeth and becoming the Duke of Edinburgh. When Elizabeth became Queen, he became her royal consort, accompanying her to ceremonies such as the State Opening of Parliament in various countries, state dinners, and tours abroad. He is the longest-serving royal consort to any British sovereign.


He devoted much of his time to charity. Philip was patron of some 800 organisations, particularly focused on the environment, industry, sport, and education. Notable ventures included being the UK president of the World Wildlife Fund and setting up the Duke of Edinburgh award, in order to give young people "a sense of responsibility to themselves and their communities".


Prince Philip served courageously in the armed forces during the greatest threat to the nation, before devoting his time to his beloved wife, and various charitable organisations around the world. A truly great man and a great Briton- may he rest in peace.

Wednesday, 31 March 2021

Increase your productivity

Increase your productivity

An important key to long term success is your dedication to continuous improvement. This will lead to your increased productivity and a conscious awareness of the need to set clear, specific goals for each area of your life.

Take responsibility for each action and step you take and take the needed steps to achieving your goals. Utilise your inborn talents and take the needed steps one day at a time and continue moving towards your goals.

Have a clear head and make sure you are taking a step at a time and gaining more and more skills and knowledge.

Be at your best at each stage you get to in your life, be determined not to make excuses and don’t accept slack.

Tuesday, 23 March 2021

A message from the Training Place

Our hearts and our condolences go out to our students and everybody out there that has lost a loved one. We've all been through this pandemic but thankfully, we've kept our heads held high and not let it get us down. We would like our students to join in the with us, and the rest of the country, in the one minute's silence at 12 noon.