I have been doing freelance accounting since passing the Philippine CPA Licensure Examination in 2007. Having a regular employment and doing this on the side, opens me to opportunities and experience to improve my knowledge and skills in the profession. I learned the basic rudiments of business incorporation and its processes, financial reporting and exerting all efforts to inform entrepreneurs how accounting standards and tax regulations affect their missions and goals. It also broadens my knowledge of different industries up to the very detail of how they do their products and services. I took every obstacle and criticism as a stepping stone in re-inventing myself for my current and potential clients.
Early in 2010, I decided to do freelancing as my main job. I got a little push when peers always say freelancing is more enjoyable than employment. I say, that’s a big understatement! It’s like I wanted to shout, “Bring it on!” to any one who needs assistance in handling their finances. Although I have to follow different owners and their desires, I know that experience and knowledge will assist them create better decisions not only for themselves but to the society as well.
Work-life balance is achieved by making good time management, which is essential in freelancing. I get to answer a client inquiry after a sumptuous dinner with my fiancée. A never-ending battle to get the latest updates whether accounting standards or tax regulations (I really need a better internet provider!). Perks will always be like beauty, it is in the eyes of the beholder. Business owners achieve revenue and expense targets, accountants get to build integrity and respect to meet new clients!
Got interested? Michael is offering free consultation for business owners! Contact him any way possible.