Why do you need to pretend?
I should have asked this question to my colleague. She is our newly hired Accountant. She happened to be a General Accountant (that's what she told me) for 3 years in one of the trading companies in Dubai. Since she had been working as GA, I presumed she knows everything. Well, her CV looks good, I may say, impressive!
As GA, it is expected that she has the full knowledge in accounting. That means, she knows the cycle of accounting - from posting to preparation of Financial Statements, she knows how to make reversing and adjusting entries as well. She must be well-versed and have better understanding of the accounts.
Her CV is excellent, not her. I do not claim that I am an excellent Accountant. I have no right to judge others either but what happens everyday in our department makes me so unbecoming.
Actually, she was hired as my assistant, after I begged for my resignation and my company refused to let me go. She was highly recommended by one of the closest friends of my boss. She is an Indian by the way.
I thought she could help me. I thought I could assign to her some of my responsibilities. But she is nothing. She can't handle the accounts. I have no choice but to train her.
For three months of teaching her, she still does not understand her work. Nangangamuti pa rin. What is bad for her is that when our boss asked her if she could handle the Accounts Department by herself, without any second thought she said she can. How could she handle if she is very dependent to me? She could not even pass a simple reversing entry. She could not compose a simple authorization letter.
I asked her to prepare an entry for the PDC's that were cleared and credited in our account. Basically, our original entry when we deposited these PDC's is:
Dr PDC RECEIVABLE XXXX
Cr RENT XXXX
Here's her entry:
Dr BANK XXXX
Cr RENT XXXX
If you are an Accountant you know that her entry is wrong. I discussed to her why her entry was wrong but she insisted. Every time that I call her attention or I correct her mistakes, she is mad. Maling-mali na nga ayaw pa ring tanggapin. Pwes, magtiis ka, di hamak kasing may alam ako..lolz..
I don't have the proper command of English. But I can make a simple business letter.
This morning, I asked her to make an authorization letter for the bank. Here's what she made:
Please, this is to authorized Mr. XXXX, holder of passport number XXXX to check returned collection.
Sorry, guys. I am just having headaches everyday that's why I came up with this entry. Tuwing tinatanong ako ng boss ko kung okay ba ang assistant ko, nagsisinungaling ako. Why? Because I know the reason - like me, she needs job. I just hope someday she will learn and equip herself at hindi na maging sakit ng ulo.
"Acting is a nice childish profession - pretending you're someone else, and at the same time, selling yourself"