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  • The Change Your Habits, Change Your Life...


    Marc Reklau is back with the second edition of his best-selling Change your habits, change your life series.This digital series contains the fourth, fifth and sixth habit books and Reklau’s take on self-esteem, personal relationships and one of the significant ingredients of his success: “The Life-Changing Power of Gratitude.”Love Yourself First!In this practical guide to self-love, you will learn how to boost your self-esteem with simple and practical exercises. Our self-esteem impacts all aspects of our life: our relationships with others, our level of self-confidence, our professional success, our happiness, our inner peace, and the success that we aim to achieve in future. Whether you want to make quantum leaps, reach your most significant goals, triple your income, create excellent relationships, overcome stress and anxiety, or simply feel happy and satisfied with who you are. It all starts with healthy self-esteem.How To Become a People MagnetThis book reveals the secrets and psychology behind successful relationships with other people.Your success and happiness in life – at home and in business -, to a great extent, depend on how you get along with other people. Are you able to influence and persuade them? Although success can mean something different for each person, there is one common denominator: other people. The most successful people, quite often, aren’t the ones with superior intelligence or the best skills, and the happiest people most times aren’t smarter than we are, yet they are the ones who have the greatest people skills.The Life-Changing Power of Gratitude“The Life-Changing Power of Gratitude” shows s the scientifically proven benefits of gratitude. Gratitude is considered the single best – and most impactful – intervention of the science of positive psychology. When we are cultivating gratitude, we change the way we feel which changes the way we act, and hence our results. Being grateful for everything you have in life and even the things you don’t have yet will change everything. The more grateful you become, the better your life will get. 

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  • Accounting 101: Accounting Rules For Crypto &...

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    Are You A Bookkeeper or Accountant For A Company That Transacts In Crypto?

    Are You A Crypto Trader Who Keeps Their Own Books?

    Are You An Accounting Student Who Wants To Be One Step Ahead When you Enter The Workforce?

    Do You Suspect Crypto Transactions Will Only Increase and Accounting Properly Will Be Important?

    If You Answered “Yes” To Any Of The Above, Look No Further.  This Is The Course For You!

    Updated in January 2021 with new content! 

    Enroll today and join the 100,000+ successful students I have taught as a Top Rated Udemy instructor!

    Three reasons to TAKE THIS COURSE right now:

    1. You get lifetime access to lectures, including all new lectures, assignments, quizzes and downloads

    2. You can ask me questions and see me respond to every single one of them thoroughly! 

    3. You will are being taught by a professional with a proven track record of success!

    4. Bonus reason: Udemy has a 30 day 100% money back guarantee if for some reason you don’t enjoy the course!

    Recent Review:

    Sandra D. says “Fantastic course, there really isn’t much information available on how to do proper accounting for crypto.  Until now I had to basically guess the proper way.  After this course now I know exactly what I should be doing and will start doing soon! Chris is a great instructor!”

    Why You Should Take This Course:

    Lets face it, cryptocurrency is the hot topic these days.  While so many people and companies are focused on trading currencies, mining coins and setting up ICO’s (initial coin offerings), there is an important aspect behind the scenes that must be addressed – HOW DO US ACCOUNTANTS PROPERLY ACCOUNT FOR CRYPTOCURRENCY!?!?

    Well you found the right course! In this course I will teach you the proper, correct and legal way to do the accounting for cryptocurrency.  Whether its the initial purchase, recording gains and losses, and what happens when you sell, we will cover it all.  We won’t be talking about actual trading specifics or mining, we are focused solely on the accounting and tax side of cryptocurrency in this course.  

    What We Do In The Course:  

    • Learn the very basics of what cryptocurrency is

    • Understand the accounting treatment for a purchase of cryptocurrency

    • Understand the accounting treatment for gains and losses on your cryptocurrency

    • Understand what happens in accounting when you sell cryptocurrency

    • Learn what the proper tax treatment is and your obligations

    • And more!

    At any point if you have a question, please feel free to ask through the course forum, I’d be happy to answer any and all questions.  

    CLICK “BUY NOW” AND LEARN ACCOUNTING FOR CRYPTO!

    About The Instructor

    Chris Benjamin, MBA & CFO is a seasoned professional with over 25 years experience in accounting, finance, and lately cryptocurrency.  Having spent the first 10 years of my career in corporate settings with both large and small companies, I learned a lot about the accounting process, managing accounting departments, financial reporting, external reporting to board of directors and the Securities and Exchange Commission, and working with external auditors.  

    The following 10+ years I decided to go into CFO Consulting, working with growing companies and bringing CFO level experience to companies.  I help implement proper best business practices in accounting and finance, consult on implementation of accounting systems, implementing accounting procedures, while also still fulfilling the CFO roll for many of my clients which includes financial reporting, auditing, working with investors, financial analysis and much more.  

    Thank you for signing up for this course on Udemy. I look forward to being your instructor for this course and many more!

    Chris Benjamin, Instructor, CFO & MBA

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  • The Link Between Smart Cities, Fleet Technology,...

    When many officials plan smart cities, they discuss the economic benefits that should naturally occur once people realize a destination is a cutting-edge place to live or do business. 

    However, one aspect that is not always studied is how the combination of smart cities and connected fleets could make it easier for people to get things they need or want, allowing individuals to contribute more to the economy as purchasing becomes easier. 

    Connected Infrastructure Could Help People Get Their Goods Faster

    The rise in online shopping allowed people to order almost anything without leaving home. As the e-commerce sector became more competitive, retailers realized efficiency would help stores or delivery services stand out.

    Now, Walmart and Target offer same-day deliveries, emerging as direct competitors to Amazon, which provided ultra-fast deliveries earlier than the other two brands. Delivery services are also more specific with timeframes. DPD provides customers with two-hour windows for parcel arrivals. People who use the company’s app can see precisely how many stops remain until drivers reach their homes or businesses. 

    Land use changes could also be on the way. Amazon once operated on the outskirts of communities, typically using massive facilities. That’s changing now. Sources say Amazon decision-makers plan to create 1,000 small delivery hubs in towns and cities across the United States. As connectivity levels increase and goods get closer to the people who buy them, online shopping could become virtually frictionless. 

    A recent study found that online shopping purchases increased by 6 to 10 percentage points across most product categories since the COVID-19 health threat emerged. Also, most respondents planned to keep buying things through the internet after the novel coronavirus gets under control. If someone lives in a connected city and sees real-time updates about the movement of recently purchased goods in transit, they may be more likely to buy more items due to the increased transparency. 

    Fleet Technologies May Help Overcome Logistics Obstacles

    Smart cities sometimes become tourist hotspots, especially if visitors want to see what’s possible when technology makes somewhere a more enjoyable place to live. However, the increased traffic from deliveries can cause frustrating levels of congestion. 

    In 2018, London’s mayor launched a roadmap to make it “the smartest city in the world.” London is already a popular tourist destination. Long before the efforts to make it more high-tech, city officials noticed that delivery traffic discouraged visitors. A 2008 study from a London landlord found delivery vehicles accounted for 35% of all peak-hour traffic in the Regent Street shopping district. After that, the area’s retailers had to use a consolidation center, with one company handling deliveries. 

    Consolidation centers don’t always create wholly favorable situations. The University of Newcastle had such a facility that cut pollution. However, it cost an extra £100,000 a year to run and ultimately shut down. This example shows that even when a city has the connected infrastructure to try different options, it is not always financially feasible. 

    There are other forward-thinking ways to manage backups, and it’s vital to at least consider those options. One study found that 54% of truck drivers waste three to five hours during every visit to a loading dock. Using new technologies to get items on and off trucks could reduce those delays. Companies can also use geofencing technologies to receive alerts when a driver gets within a certain distance of a warehouse. Having that knowledge gives them more time to prepare. 

    Companies are working with technologies like robots and e-bikes to deliver goods through more efficient, greener methods. However, it’s too early to tell if the adoption of these alternatives will be widespread enough to make a major difference, whether in smart cities or less advanced ones.

    Updated Vending Machines Give People More Purchasing Options 

    Logistics difficulties are especially likely in cities with centuries of history. Then, even the best efforts to improve those places could fall short due to old infrastructure. 

    Bettina Tratz-Ryan is a German-based Gartner analyst who researches intelligent urban ecosystems. As she points out, “Last-mile logistics innovation in Europe differs from that of the U.S. in that European cities often have aging infrastructure that goes back to medieval times. Here, the focus is on finding solutions that utilize smaller delivery form factors with lower emissions because of the lack of parking spaces for urban delivery and a larger focus on climate issues.” Tratz-Ryan gave examples of hand carts, bicycles, and parcel lockers connected to mobile apps. 

    Elsewhere, city officials strategically placed vending machines to give people more ways to purchase during COVID-19 lockdowns. Those let people approach on foot to buy items immediately, thereby removing issues associated with delivery trucks. Carlton, a suburb of Melbourne, Australia, installed one that dispensed everything from books to winery vouchers, with new supplies added daily. The machine helped small businesses continue to profit, even once lockdowns took effect. 

    Major companies operating vending machines as significant parts of their business connect them to their fleet management technology, too. Coca-Cola and its vendors use facial tech to tell which devices get the most traffic and which drinks sell fastest. Then, restocking professionals know which beverages to bring. These machines also offer cashless payments, helping people quench their thirst without pocket change. 

    Someday, those benefits could extend to consumers, too. Many vending machines now sell high-end merchandise, like electronics. Someone might use an app to determine which products are in the dispensers closest to them.

    A Hopeful but Still Uncertain Future

    As cities become more connected, they’ll likely include more fleet technologies. Nevertheless, it’s still too early to know how those implementations might boost economies. 

    Since many logistics companies are testing their new technologies, entities may encounter challenges that reveal how smarter is not always better. Smart cities may solve some logistical and economic problems, but people should not automatically assume they’ll fix all of them.

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  • The gig economy is not for everyone...

    The pandemic has brought a renewed focus on working remotely – which in turn has pushed gig work to the forefront once again. Makes sense, right? After all, if you’ve been laid off but you still have to pay the bills, any work can sound good. But sometimes I think we in the hiring industry tend to oversell the gig economy. It’s not the answer for everyone.

    For the purpose of this post, I will define gig work as essentially ‘work without commitments’. In other words, the employer is hiring the worker to do a task – but there is no ongoing commitment to the worker beyond that particular task. Thus, you may ‘hire’ a driver to take you from your house to a bar – but you’re not putting them on your payroll. Or you may hire an accountant to review your books – but again, there is no employer/employee role. The second part of gig work as it is currently manifested is some sort of online ‘marketplace’, where the employer can locate and hire the worker. (Note that many folks – including myself – don’t necessarily agree with the necessity of an online marketplace. But I’m going with the popular definition, so I’ll simply agree to disagree!).

    Thus, a Lyft driver is a gig worker. She does work ‘without an ongoing commitment’ and finds that work via a marketplace. A JobBoardDoctor isn’t – because although he does work for employers ‘without an ongoing commitment’, he does not have access to an online marketplace for job board consultants. He’s just an old-fashioned consultant. (Now do you see why the marketplace part of this definition is questionable? If the Doctor obtained his work on a platform such as Upwork, he might very well be considered a gig worker. Definitions, smefinitions!)

    So why isn’t gig work for everyone? Or even (I would argue) most people?

    Well…

    • Healthcare: If you’re unfortunate enough to live in a nation that does not cover your basic healthcare, you will need to provide some sort of healthcare insurance for yourself. Fact: healthcare is expensive. Even well-compensated gig workers, such as those in tech or healthcare, will find that covering their healthcare costs ‘out of pocket’ to be challenging. So if you want to be a gig worker, live somewhere with universal healthcare – or just make a lot of money!
    • Retirement: For those who envision a carefree retirement, gig work may not be the answer – unless they are disciplined. Without the wonder of payroll deduction, setting aside a portion of earnings for a retirement fund can be challenging. Not impossible, but…just ask your Doordash person how their retirement savings are going.
    • Regularity: If you like predictable income, gig work may not be your first choice. ‘Nuff said.
    • Primary income: The biggest defenders of the gig economy avoid talking about the preceding points by claiming that gig work is ‘just extra income’ for those who are already working a ‘regular job’. But estimates indicate that from 50% to 75% of gig workers rely on gigs as their primary source of income.
    • Less income: One documented effect of the marketplaces is that they tend to drive down the cost of work for employers. In other words, over time, gig workers receive less income for the same work.

    So who benefits from gig work?

    • Employers: Whether it’s you getting a ride to the bar, or Google moving 30% of its workforce to contractor status, as an employer you get more for less. Consider that the benefits mentioned above typically contribute 25-40% of the total compensation cost for a ‘real’ employee – then chop that off when a gig worker is used instead. Real savings…for the employer.
    • Marketplaces: What, did you think marketplaces did it for free? They get a slice of the action, of course.
    • Some gig workers: If you have an in-demand skill, few competitors, and are willing to hustle, you can probably do better than a traditional employee. Probably. But don’t forget to factor in those extra costs! (Also, have a supply of tranquilizers available for those times when work is scarce!).

    You may be wondering by now – why did I  write this post? You probably know most, if not all, of the above. You’re in the industry, after all! Well…I just think it’s useful every now and then to step back and take a hard look at the imbalance in power between employer and employee. The scales have always been weighted in favor of the employer. The push to ‘gigify’ work is simply making the imbalance worse. Is that fair? No. But more importantly, is it good for society overall if workers get paid less and less? I would suggest that it isn’t.

    And that, my friends, is where I’ll end. Something to think about.

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  • Schedule Management

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    Price: CA$139.99

    Projects are the way of doing business and organisations need skilled people who can manage them and operate effectively in a project environment.  As more organisations adopt Project Management as the tool for the implementation of work, these skills are becoming ever so in demand.

    Understand and Project Time Management.

    This program has been drawn from International Project Management Best Practice and developed to meet the requirements of the relevant unit of competence within Nationally Recognised Certificate IV in Project Management Practice in Australia.

    This course is delivered in a practical real world context and whilst it is supported by theory it focusses on delivering the practical skills you can apply directly to your projects.

    If you are managing projects, working in a project team or affected by projects in one way or another this course is for you.  You will gain a practical insight into scope management exploring the following:

    Introduction into Time Management:

    • Key Terminology and the importance of Time Management
    • Time management concepts and principles
    • Time management tools and methodologies

    Understanding the WBS

    • Understanding the WBS and its purpose
    • Developing a WBS
    • Creating a Practical WBS

    How to Estimate Time

    • How to estimate duration
    • How to estimate resources
    • 3 Point estimation technique

    How to Develop the schedule 

    • How to sequence activities
    • Creating a WBT
    • Construct a network diagram
    • Working out the critical path

    How to Control the Project’s Scope

    • How and when to monitor the schedule
    • Communicating with stakeholders
    • Making forecasts and looking forward

    How to Reiview Management

    • How to review time performance
    • How to conduct lessons learnt

    At the end of this program you will have a practical, working understanding of how to manage the scope of the Project.  By completing the activities, you will have met most of the requirements of the Nationally Recognised unit: Apply project time management techniques (BSBPMG410 ) as part of the Certificate IV in Project Management.

    The reason for developing the course

    I found that the resources provided to many students undertaking studies in Project Management were lacking.  They were either;

    too theoretical, which prevented students applying it to their workplaces;

    not engaging, such as books or PDFs;

    hard to understand: using complex language to illustrate otherwise simple concepts; or

    incorrect, usually written by people without a true and practical understanding of the subject.

    Online learning is difficult- I know, I am the worst online student.  As a result, I have designed this course to provide students with an additional resource to enhance their understanding of the topic.  The course is based upon strong theoretical foundations, but delivered in a practical way- so you can apply what you learn to better your projects. 

    I have also tried to make the course engaging using a mix of visual and auditory delivery accompanied by tasks which you can use to test your knowledge and apply the concepts.  I have also tried to approach the subject in a casual way, which will hopefully make it a fun learning experience.

    I have tried to keep the language to its simplest form, explaining industry words as I progress through the course.  This will enable you to understand the vocabulary used in Project Management, without being confused by it. 

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  • Sure you can live on $40 a...

    Of course, job seekers also need to maintain personal hygiene and get themselves to job interviews. I’ve been spending about $40 a month on basic cleaning supplies and hygiene products, so let’s add another $9 a week.

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    On travel, let’s assume I ditch my car (which costs me about $260 a month just for insurance, rego and maintenance) and spend a minimal $20 a week on public transport instead. Which would get me to the shops and a few job interviews, maybe, but that’s about it.

    OK, so now we’re at $159 a week, before any housing costs.

    How does that compare to JobSeeker? Well, the current base rate of JobSeeker, including the energy supplement but not including any coronavirus supplement, sits at $287.25 a week. Renters get another $69.80 a week maximum assistance, bringing the weekly total for an unemployed single renter to $357.05. So, after subtracting basic living costs, I have $198 left a week to find a rental place to live.

    Because paying my mortgage isn’t an option anymore. Nor are any of the other associated costs of home ownership, such as water, sewerage, repairs, insurance and strata fees.

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    And in addition to ditching my home and renting a bedroom in a sharehouse, possibly quite far out from the city and away from jobs, I’d just need to make a few other minor modifications to my lifestyle.

    I couldn’t get sick, need medicines or require any specialist health interventions. Unable to afford health insurance, I’d be out of pocket for any dental or optical services, which might have to wait. I definitely couldn’t afford any of the pro-active health-related expenses I currently invest in, such as gym fees or trips to the psychologist, which help make me a fully functioning and flourishing employee.

    Oh well.

    And I guess there’d be no weekends away, holidays or trips interstate to see family. No hobbies or sporting pursuits. There’d be no buying presents for loved ones for birthdays or Christmas. Nor could I meet them for a few drinks or a meal out on the weekend.

    Which is just as well, because there’d be no budget for new clothing or haircuts.

    And what would I do with all those nights at home alone? It’s a good thing I enjoy free-to-air TV, because there’d be no money for Netflix, books or newspaper subscriptions. And I’d be stone cold sober. All the time.

    Could I do it and survive? Yeah. Is it a life I would choose? No.

    Is it a standard of living we’re happy to watch our fellow Australians endure? Not me. But then, my heart has been known to bleed, on occasion.

    Even if none of the above convinces you of the need for a permanent increase to the current base rate of JobSeeker, ask yourself this additional question. Is this the kind of lifestyle you think will best prepare jobless Australians to be job-ready?

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    Is a life of restricted access to transport, health care, educational resources and the simplest of pleasures in life, such as hobbies and holidays, the kind of life that will keep our unemployed in tip-top employable state? No.

    This counter-productive aspect of Australia’s woefully low jobless allowance is perhaps the most compelling argument of all for a permanent raise. It doesn’t need to happen now – not while the coronavirus supplements are in place. But a permanent increase must happen.

    Even before the coronavirus struck, Australia’s base rate of jobless allowance had reached an internationally low level. Why? Because for decades we’ve only pegged increases in the jobless allowance to consumer price inflation, not wages.

    Why is that significant? Because wages generally rise faster than prices.

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    Effectively, we’ve left living standards for the unemployed frozen at levels from decades ago. Meanwhile, the single age pension has climbed to $472.15 a week – almost double the base payment of JobSeeker.

    Sure, when payments are set too high, it creates a disincentive for the jobless to take on actual work. But we are far from that point. Even the minimum wage of $754 per week still far exceeds JobSeeker.

    And you know what also creates a disincentive to work? Living in a constant state of financial stress and deprivation.

    Which you could get away with, maybe, for a couple of months. But even before COVID-19, half of jobless allowance recipients had lived on the payment for two years or more.

    So yes, we need to permanently raise JobSeeker. And no, a one-off, ad-hoc raise isn’t good enough. We need to permanently index JobSeeker to rise in line with general living standards and wages, like all other support payments.

    It’s time.

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  • Accounting Basics — Easy, Fast, & Fun...

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    Price: CA$44.99

    Yes, learning ACCOUNTING can be EASY, FAST, and FUN!

    Yes, you can learn ACCOUNTING even if you don’t like MATH!

    Learn business English terminology and how to pronounce the words properly.

    Guaranteed to teach you more about accounting in less time than any other course. Stop! Take this course BEFORE you take any other accounting course so that you will be well-prepared for more advanced concepts.

    This is not a boring lecture-style course. This course uses the most modern and innovative experiential-learning methods to keep you engaged from start to finish. Key concepts are presented in fun and interesting ways that ensure you’ll understand and know how to apply them right away.

    You’ll even run a virtual business in a simulation game!

    For business OWNERS, business MANAGERS, and STUDENTS. The perfect first course to learn the basics.  And, be prepared to better understand how accounting software works, like QuickBooks, Sage, MYOB, FreshBooks, Wave, Netsuite, Zoho, Xero, SAP, and more.

    Use your new accounting skills to improve your personal finances, earn money offering bookkeeping services, get a job promotion, or manage your own business.

    Includes video explanations, an easy-to-read Business Learning & Activity Book, and free access to the GoVenture FOOD TRUCK business simulation game for 6 months.

    You get to actually PRACTICE ACCOUNTING!

    Your ACCOUNTING journey starts here … let’s get started!

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  • Financial Accounting– Closing Process

    Rate: CA$13999

    The monetary accounting closing procedure is the last action in the accounting cycle. We will find out why the closing procedure in needed and be able to carry out the closing procedure numerous methods.

    In addition to instructional video, this course will include downloadable

    – Downloadable PDF Files

    – Excel Practice Files

    – Multiple Option Practice Questions

    – Brief Computation Practice Questions

    – Conversation Concerns

    The PDF files allow us to download recommendation information we can use offline and as a guide to assist us overcome the material.

    Excel practice files will be preformatted so that we can focus on the changing process and discovering some of the fundamentals of Excel, like addition, subtraction, and cell relationships.

    Several choice example question assists us enhance our test-taking abilities by reducing the information into the size and format of several option concerns and talking about how to approach these questions.

    Short computation concerns help us decrease problems that have some estimation down to a short format that might be used in multiple choice concerns.

    Conversation Question will provide a chance to talk about these topics with the instructor and other students, a process numerous trainees find extremely practical since it enables us to see the topic from different viewpoints.

    Who will we be learning from?

    You will be learning from someone who has technical experience in accounting ideas and in accounting software application like QuickBooks, in addition to experience mentor and putting together curriculum.

    You will be gaining from someone who is a:

    – CPA– Certified Public Accounting Professional

    – CGMA– Chartered Global Management Accountant

    – Master of Science in Taxation

    – CPS– Licenses Post-Secondary Instructor

    – Curriculum Advancement Export

    As a practicing CPA the instructor has actually worked with lots of technical accounting issues and assisted work through them and discuss them with clients of all levels.

    As a CPS and professor, the trainer has actually taught lots of accounting classes and dealt with many students in the fields of accounting, organization, and business applications.

    The instructor also has a lot of experience creating courses and learning how trainees learn best and how to assist trainees accomplish their goals. Experience designing technical courses has also benefit in being able to design a course in a sensible fashion and handle issues related to technical subjects and using software application like QuickBooks Pro.

    The subject will be the financial accounting closing process.

    As suggested by the title, the closing procedure takes place at the end of the accounting cycle. The centerpiece of the accounting cycle is the financial declarations. As soon as we have completed the financial declarations we require to prepare for the next accounting duration, prepare with the closing process.

    The closing process will zero out short-lived accounts consisting of income statement accounts of earnings and expenses and the draws or dividends account.

    We can carry out the closing procedure numerous methods. We will think about the closing process from three perspectives. Each point of view has benefits and drawbacks and the repeating of each method in addition to carrying out the closing process from several angles will offer a strong understanding of the ideas.

    Comprehending the closing procedure assists comprehend the principle of temporary accounts and long-term accounts, which assists us understand the relationship of the financial statements and how to read them.

    Please join us for Financial Accounting, Adjusting Entries & & Financial Statements.

    It will be terrific.

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  • Financial Accounting & Excel– Comprehensive Accounting Course

    Cost: CA$10499

    If we are a business owner or accounting expert who would like to get a better understanding of what our accounting software application is doing

    Or

    An accounting trainee or student in basic that wish to get a much better understanding of what our accounting textbook is doing

    This course is a course for us.

    Entrepreneur, accounting experts, and accounting students often have the very same issue with accounting …

    that we are focused on one little element of the accounting process and unable to make all the essential connections to other components of the accounting process to completely gain from an understanding of how the business runs.

    Entrepreneur concentrate on cash flow and income, accounting specialists concentrate on their part of the accounting department and get in information into the accounting software, and accounting trainees concentrate on the topic they are currently working on.

    Accounting professional frequently concentrate on one component of the accounting cycle like receivables, accounts payable, or payroll typically not having much time to consider the relationship with other areas of the accounting cycle.

    Accounting software application helps streamline the information entry process, but the simplification likewise restricts us from seeing how the data is being processed into the end item, into monetary statements and reports.

    Trainees are concentrated on one part of the accounting cycle at a time following an accounting book that is putting the pieces of the accounting puzzle together one step at a time.

    As students zoom their focus into the existing subject, they typically forget it fits into the larger objective and this loss of sight causes students to question the significance of what they are losing. Trainee’s questioning the importance of what they are finding out causes students to lose interest. A loss of student interest triggers students grades to fall.

    Part of the reason accounting books have a tough time incorporating the existing topic into the huge photo is that a book is limited by what can fit on a page and the issues a textbook provides are limited by what a trainee can achieve with paper and pencil.

    The use of training video offering an action by action process along with Excel that enables trainees to summarize large columns of numbers in a short time offers the tools to produce a comprehensive issue that will demonstrate current subjects in the context of the entire accounting procedure.

    Why Take This Course?

    We will discover the accounting cycle in a comprehensive method and find out the basic of Excel.

    Learning the accounting process without Excel or Excel without accounting is a wild-goose chase and not an effective method to find out either topic.

    Like possessions being comparable to liabilities and equity, accounting is equivalent to Master lots of ways and for that reason learning Excel will accelerate our learning of accounting and make what we learn more appropriate.

    Accounting is also the perfect tool to find out Excel. This course will not provide a broad introduction of whatever Excel can do since that is not a method to find out. Courses trying to show all the functions Excel fail to develop worth for learners because students will not maintain what they learn without a structure of core ideas and a factor for discovering each new function.

    This course will cover the fundamentals of Excel, those elements used 99% of the time, and the elements required as a foundation for learning more about Excel.

    The core components of Excel we will discover consist of adding, subtracting, and summing up columns of numbers.

    We will discover the core idea of Excel through demonstration, repetition, and application to practical issues.

    What Will Be Consisted Of in This Course?

    We will finish a thorough problem utilizing both instructional video and application.

    Although the course provides far more than just educational video, it does consist of over 20 hours of training video.

    We likewise include an Excel worksheet with practically every discussion allowing us to both see the finished response and work through the issues step by action along with the video.

    Each Excel workbook includes at least 2 tabs. One tab will have the response so that we can see how the completed worksheet is built and the 2nd tab will offer us the opportunity to enter the data along with the instructional video.

    Who Will We Be Learning From?

    We will be learning from someone who has useful accounting experience as a practicing Certified Public Accountant, mentor experience, curriculum style experience.

    Qualifications consist of:

    We are learning from somebody who has both instruction and curriculum development experience required to construct detailed courses of a technical nature in such a way that meets students’ needs and expectations.

    What Will We Discover?

    We will learn how to complete the parts of the accounting cycle and the essential of Excel consisting of addition, subtraction, and the sum function.

    Below is a list of what is included in the accounting cycle and what we will cover in the course:

    • Journalizing journal entries
    • Publishing to the basic journal
    • Create a trial balance
    • Changing entries
    • Bank reconciliations
    • Financial declaration generation
    • Closing entries
    • Reversing entries

    How Will We Be Taught?

    We will learn through watching and after that doing.

    We will show each element of the issue in little digestible parts utilizing both a finished Excel worksheet and training video.

    We will provide an Excel worksheet that can be filled in addition to the educational video or after watching the educational video.

    Please join us in learning Accounting, Excel, debits, and credits.

    It will be Great

    Course Material Consists Of:

    • Start a New Service Area of Accounting & & Excel Course
    • 05 Establish New Company Worksheet
    • 10 Establish Inventory Products
    • 15 Set Up Client Balances
    • 20 Establish Vendors Starting Balances
    • 25 Enter Opening Account Balances
    • Accounting Principles Area of Accounting & & Excel Course
    • 135 Money Method vs Accrual Method
    • 132 Balance Sheet & & Earnings Declaration Relationship
    • 155 Financial Transaction Rules
    • 160 Financial Deal Idea Process
    • Enter Information for First Month Section of Accounting & & Excel Course
    • 05 Owner Deposit & & Loan Deposit
    • 10 Purchase Furnishings & & Record Investment
    • 20 Part 1 Invoice Deal
    • 20 Part Two Develop on Invoice Transaction
    • 25 Get Payment Part 1
    • 25 Receive Payment Part 2
    • 25 Get Payment Part 3
    • 30 Cash Sales Deal Part 1
    • 30 Cash Sales Part 2
    • 35 Deposit Part 1
    • 35 Deposit Part 2
    • 40 Part 1 Inventory Payment
    • 40 Part 2 Stock Payment
    • 45 Billing for Preordered Item Part 1.
    • 45 Billing for Pre-ordered Product Part 2
    • 50 Receive Payment & & Make Deposit
    • 55 Part 1 Compose Examine
    • 55 Part 2 Compose Inspect Part 2
    • 60 Pay Costs
    • 65 Consumer Jobs
    • 70 Payroll
    • 75 Job Sales Receipt
    • 80 Financial Statements & & Reports
    • 90 Closing Process January
    • 92 Worksheet Month Two
    • Enter Information for Second Month Section of Accounting & & Excel Course
    • 05 Make Loan Payments
    • 10 Short-term Investment
    • 20 Receive Stock With Costs
    • 20 Receive Inventory With Costs Part 2
    • 25 Sales Receipt & & Deposit
    • 25Part 2 Sales Invoice & & Deposit
    • 30 Advanced Payment From Consumer
    • 35 Apply Credit to Billing
    • 40 Record Sales on Account
    • 45 Advance Consumer Payment
    • 50 Costs Track & & Pay
    • 55Customer Payment on Account
    • 60 Pay Sales Tax
    • 65 Pay Payroll Tax
    • 70 Enter Costs & & Pay Bills
    • 75 Service Item & & Invoices
    • 77 Purchase Equipment with Financial Obligation
    • 80 Payroll
    • 90 Rental Income
    • 95 Monetary Declarations
    • Bank Reconciliations Section of Accounting & & Excel Course
    • 10 Bank Reconciliation January
    • 12 Bank Reconciliation Changing Entries January
    • 15 Bank Reconciliation February
    • 20 Bank Reconciliation Feb. Adjusting Entries
    • Adjusting Entries & & Financial Statement Section of Accounting & & Excel Course
    • 10 Loan Payable Adjusting Entry Part 1
    • 15 Loan Payable Adjusting Entry Part 2
    • 20 Accumulated Interest Changing Entry
    • 25 Billing Adjusting Entry
    • 40 Prepaid Insurance Adjusting Journal Entry
    • 45 Devaluation Changing Entry
    • 50 Unearned Revenue Adjusting Entry
    • 60 Financial Statements
    • 65 Closing Process February
    • 300 Accumulated Interest Reversing Entry
    • 350 Accounts Receivable Reversing Entry
    • 550 Unearned Earnings Reversing Entry

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  • How I prepared for interviews

    Studying / Side Projects

    Before I talk about the actual steps of applying for a position, let me talk about studying and side projects. When I was looking for my first job, I often went online and tried to find some advice on what I should focus on to prepare. I saw people saying I should go through a book about algorithms and practice some algorithm problems, but also work on side projects. The amount of work they suggested people do was overwhelming. After I experienced some job interviews and saw other candidates, I have a slightly different perspective: Focusing on studying algorithms might not be that effective, especially if you apply to a small startup.

    How much companies care about algorithms varies

    How much you need to study algorithms partially depends on what kinds of companies you want to work for. For example, if you want to get a job at a FAANG company (Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, and Google), then being able to solve algorithm challenges is important. They hire people from various backgrounds, and they are usually more open toward people without a CS degree. However, in order to be fair to everyone, they focus more on algorithms because it is easier to evaluate people. It is similar to why many college applications require standardized tests. At the FAANGs there are usually multiple rounds of algorithm questions.

    However, if you want to get a job at a small to midsize company, then being able to solve a pure algorithm challenge is not that important. Smaller companies need more people who can be productive right away. They tend to look for people who can demonstrate that they can code, and being able to solve algorithm questions is not as important for them. They might have some sort of algorithm-related questions in their interview process, but not as much as FAANG companies do. If you want to know the exact interview process of a company, check on Glassdoor to see whether there is some information.

    Have one well-thought-out side project

    If you are looking for a job at a relatively small company and you don’t have a CS degree, then having a side project is important. As I said before, they are looking for people who can add value to a company immediately, and you have to demonstrate that you can do so. Some people think that their GitHub has to be full of side projects, but that’s not true. In fact, there are lots of senior engineers who don’t have any actively maintained projects. It also doesn’t have to be a huge project either. Here are two things I recommend doing if you already have a project you are working on.

    1. Have a good README. It should at least have a summary of the project and the technologies you have used. Recruiters can only spend a few minutes on each candidate at the initial screening. They might only read the README, so it is important to have a presentable one.
    2. Clean up your code. Follow a language-specific convention and remove unnecessary code. For example, it is a convention to use snake cases in Python. If your code uses snake cases and camel cases at the same time for no reason, it shows that you don’t care about details. You can find a list of best practices for a specific language or a framework, so read them and clean up your code accordingly.

    If you don’t have any side projects, and you need more advice on them, then feel free to contact me. I can give you more detailed advice. But the most important thing is to work on something you are interested in, otherwise, it is hard to put your effort into it.

    Practice algorithms while going through actual interviews

    I found this piece of advice while I was applying for a job, and it changed the way I see job interviews. It takes months to study everything in an algorithms book, and I see some people wait to apply to jobs until they finish their studies. Companies are more likely to ask about certain topics than other topics. A good way for you to learn what companies like to ask is to actually go through technical interviews. I had experience with two companies who asked me to solve a really similar problem. Try to see interviews as practice. It also helps you relax in an interview.

    If you are still worried about algorithms and would like to study them, here is a short list of resources that can help you get started.
    Books

    • Algorithm Design Manual by Steven S Skiena If you have to pick one book to read about algorithms, I recommend this book.

    Youtube

    • Mycodeschool: I didn’t know about this one until recently, but the creator is good at explaining complicated things. Watching this in your free time can help you to have a general understanding of data structures and algorithms.

    Online Courses: I haven’t used either of these, so take these recommendations with a grain of salter.

    • Algorithm Specification by Stanford: I did some research on online courses, and many people recommend this one the most. I looked into the content, and it is more than enough for you to pass algorithm questions at an interview.
    • Intro to Data Structures and Algorithms: Another great online course for learning algorithms. The course is taught by Google. It might be more practical than the first option.

    Github Repo

    • Coding Interview University: This is a comprehensive guide on how to study algorithms. However, please remember that doing everything on this list is unnecessary.

    Websites

    • LeetCode: I used LeetCode to get some practice on algorithms when I had time. It is simple to use, and you can usually find answers when you are stuck.

    Applying

    Make a strong resume

    The biggest problem I see with resumes is that there are lots of people writing more than a one-page resume. People who filter candidates cannot spend lots of time on one candidate. Recruiters can have automatic negative responses when they see an overwhelming resume. Having a really long resume rather hurts your chance of moving to the next step, so please do not go over one page.

    Another common mistake I see is to list out all of the technologies you know. I made the same mistake when I applied to jobs, so you are not alone if your resume has too many technologies. You should instead pick certain technologies you know really well and you think can highlight your experiences. For example, if you are applying for a frontend position and know certain frontend frameworks such as React or Vue, then it is obvious that you know HTML and CSS and you don’t need to include them. I also don’t recommend including technologies you don’t know very well. Recruiters do not expect you to know 3 languages and 5 different new technologies especially if it is your first time getting a software engineering job. Having too many skills on your resume makes it look ingenuine.

    On the other hand, there are a few things I would recommend putting on your resume if you know either of them: testing frameworks and infrastructure tools. The biggest difference between working in a company and programming in college or bootcamps is that people care about scalability and maintainability at a company. You might not have experience with testing or infrastructure tools, but if you do, it will be a big differentiator from other candidates.

    Finally, you should do some research on a company’s tech stack. They are usually mentioned in job descriptions. For example, if a company is looking for a Python developer, then focus on highlighting your experiences with Python over other technologies. If you use it for a side project, then talk about what you have built with it in your resume. If you have a section listing out your skills in your resume, even putting Python at the beginning can help you to attract the recruiter’s attention.

    You can structure the content of your resume as you want, but many resumes for software engineering positions have these sections: education, experiences, projects, and skills. If you would like to see an actual resume, I’m happy to share mine. I don’t think it is a particularly good one, but it was good enough for me to get a job.

    Touch up LinkedIn and AngelList profiles and your GitHub repo

    Startups get a ton of applications. An easy way to filter out people is to look if their LinkedIn and AngelList profiles or their GitHub repo aren’t in good shape. This is just basic professionalism. If you can’t do these simple things, how could you be expected to be a good employee? When I say they have to be in good shape, I don’t mean that you have to have multiple side projects and internship experiences. Just fill out the basic information so that recruiters can easily tell who you are. You can copy most of the content from your resume.

    Reach out to CTOs directly

    It is not uncommon for CTOs to screen candidates directly in a small company. When they use some hiring platforms such as AngelList, the CTO’s inbox might be filled with emails from AngelList. How to stand out in this situation? If you can find a CTO’s email, you can probably send the email directly to him or her. However, this depends on the company’s hiring process. If a company clearly specifies how to apply for a position, maybe it is safer to follow the specified instruction. The smaller the company is, the higher the chance that the company does not have a standardized process for hiring and you can take advantage of that.

    There is no perfect way to find a CTO’s email address. You might be able to find it on the company’s website but you might have to get more creative. Salespeople are really good at creatively finding email addresses. One of their favorite tools is called Email Finder. It can find a person’s email using their LinkedIn profile. It’s not perfect but it works most of the time. You can also just guess. Many companies use some combination of a person’s name and the company’s domain for employees’ email addresses. If you can find one employee’s email address, you can just apply the pattern to the CTO’s name to guess their email address.

    Once you find a CTO’s email address, the next step is to actually send them an email. Try to make the email concise. No one wants to read a long generic email from a candidate. There are only two things you need to include in an email: why you want to work at that company and why you think you will be a good fit for both the company and the role. Try to make it as specific as possible. Also, don’t forget to attach your resume or any other additional materials you want them to check.

    Don’t underestimate generic questions

    Some companies have generic questions in their application. Don’t underestimate those questions and put unthoughtful answers. For example, if there is a question asking why you want to work for company X, don’t say I just want to get any job or leave it blank. There are surprisingly a good number of people who answer like this and immediately get rejected at the resume screening. You don’t need to spend lots of time coming up with clever answers. Just answer genuinely. It is also a good chance to show your personality. Companies would like to know who you are as a person and not just as an engineer. Cultural fit is a surprisingly important factor in the interview process.

    Apply with referrals

    I didn’t personally do this, but I have friends who tried to always apply with a referral. In case you don’t know, a referral is when someone at the company submits your application on your behalf. This is a completely normal part of recruiting. In fact, many companies give thousand-dollar bonuses if an employee refers someone who gets hired. If you’re referred, the chances that you get a response are vastly higher. To get referrals, ask people in your network. It’s best to reach out to the person, ask them to chat about the company, and then if the company and role still seem like a good fit, ask them to refer you. Don’t be shy about it. Again, it’s totally normal and the other person can make a lot of money really easily if you get hired. Everyone wins! Here is an email template that you can use:


    Hi XXXX,

    I hope you’ve been doing well since college! [Or some personal note or some reference to how you know the person]

    I’m in the process of applying to software engineering roles. I saw that you work at [company], and there’s an open [job title] position that I’m really interested in. I’d love to hear about your experience working there to get a better sense of the company.

    Do you have some time to chat?


    Then in the call or in a follow-up email, you can ask for the referral like this:


    It was great chatting with you! The company sounds like a great place to work. Would you be open to referring me for the position? If not, not a problem. I still appreciate you taking the time to talk.


    If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to makoto@antcode.dev. Lots of people helped us with career stuff over the years, so I’m more than happy to give back.

    Happy coding!

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