Grob1o61's Blog

November 19, 2009

Accounting

Filed under: Uncategorized — grob1o61 @ 12:17 am

Hello kids.  Papa DonderVogel here again.  We are starting a discussion on accounting soon so, that is the topic of the day.  I was checking out some resources and at http://www.moneyinstructor.com/, I found the following paragraph:

     “The whole purpose of accounting is to provide information that is useful and relevant for interested parities when making decisions regarding the company and its operations. In order to do that effectively, a specific language and subsequent rules have been developed for users of the information. By learning accounting you learn these rules and can then communicate financial information with others in a comprehensible and comparable manner.”

     Unfortunately, accounting is a language, a foriegn language.  The premise and purpose of language is a mutual agreement on verbal symbols allowing functional communication of ideas. When you study accounting, you are essentially learning this specialized foriegn language. You should be able to earn foriegn language credits. In theory, you can communicate and understand the financial operations of all types of organizations, but you can only discuss them with other accountants, because they are the only ones who will understand what your saying. Trying to explain this language to anyone who isn’t interested in or forced to learn the language will work just as well as talking to your dog. Many of the terms are so counter-intuitive, it may even be able to make Microsoft software look good in comparison.

     Alright, I’ve gotten that out of my system so I should be OK for a while.  Papa DonderVogel, signing off.

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