What makes me..... me!
Travel and exploration
Cooking and eating out
Exploring the outdoors
Gardening on my balcony
I have experienced many different job roles in my working life. Starting off in retail working for John Lewis I was a Section Manager in menswear and sports departments. Moving on from that I became assistant store manager in an Austin Reed store. I have been trained in the best customer service and know what people expect in terms of product and service when it comes to parting with their hard earned money.
After that I found myself in a more office based managerial role. This was in an engineering environment where I learned the ins and outs of how manufacturing works. It was here that I learned this was the type of thing I'd like to do as a career. From this I put myself through bookkeeping courses and became qualified. I learned Sage 50 Accounts inside out as a result.
As you can see I am now completing my AAT qualification which means I will be an accounting technician. Understanding accounts more at a root level makes for more accurate reporting and explanation of figures as needed. I am using these skills for my own bookkeeping business so my clients get the best value for their money.
The Sage 50 Accounts package is a fantastic but also big program to learn your way around and how to use. I am almost fully proficient in all its features as well as knowing how to install it onto multi-sized networks.
My qualification is going well. Halfway through level 3 and should be finished by August, then on to complete level 4. This score will update as I move my way through this qualification.
Debt can be frustrating, both owing and being owed. I have helped companies deal with credit control efficiently as well as managing their cash flow, paying creditors on time at the same time as keeping the tax man happy.
If you employ staff then you will process payroll. I understand the ins and outs of employing and maintaining staff wages and many more aspects of HR. I work with the Nestsystem to process staff pensions.
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There are lots of “how to” posts and step by step guides out there which are extremely informative. They are great for getting that particular thing done. But sometimes what you need is “How to do this, but also do that while doing this” – These kinds of posts rarely exist, and they are hidden Read more about How to Migrate your Blog from WordPress.com to WordPress.org AND change your Domain Name[…]
I have searched everywhere for a homescreen widget that posts direct to Google+ but had no luck. The only option is the standard Google+ widget that comes with the app, but I didn’t want the posts displaying on my homescreen. So I realised I can easily do this with a Tasker shortcut.Follow Mark Robertshaw on WordPress.com
Keep checking for my new post on how to migrate your WordPress.Com blog which has a custom domain to a self hosted blog with a different domain name. I’ve just done it and there’s hardly any instructions online! Hopefully I can answer a few questions! Follow Mark Robertshaw on WordPress.com
Happy 91st birthday 🎂 😊
It’s one of my favourite times of year.
I have been building a new, simple website over the last day or two for one of my businesses using the Tesseract Theme, a really great theme for making a nice and simple self hosted WordPress website. I ran into the problem where my menu items were wrapping onto two lines, even though the items Read more about How to avoid Menu Wrapping in the WordPress Tesseract Theme[…]
I have always thought email is a bit boring. So I thought why not share my kik with my followers! If you have a question or just fancy a chat then kik me: markthinks
This week has shown success, I have managed to pass a barrier that I have been struggling with for quite some time. This barrier can also be known as 100kg and I have beaten it! I am now 99kg and feeling great.
There’s still a long way to go, but I feel good that the effort I am putting into it is really starting to pay off. With a total loss of 4kg (8.8lbs) I can now start to focus on my next marker which is 95kg and I’m going to really make a good go of it.
Getting over a cold seems to go on forever. I hope it clears soon as valentine’s day is coming up and I need to be at my best!
Have you ever had that heart-sinking feeling when an appliance makes a noise you’ve never heard before? An alarm sounds and all you can think of is how much it’s going to cost you to call an engineer out to fix it. This happened to me a couple of evenings ago. I have an Electrolux integrated dishwasher, model ESL 4200LO. It’s only just out of warranty, typical! Read more about How to reset the Anti-Flood Device on your Electrolux DishwasherFollow Mark Robertshaw on WordPress.com