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Construction Bookkeeping And The Four Levels Of Learning

Posted by Randal DeHart on Fri, Sep 02, 2011

As someone who has been around since the early days of information technology...beginning with chiseling on stone tablets, moving on to using charcoal to write on the back of tree bark and then progressing to IBM punch-cards, it is good to finally get close to using current technology in an era where we can have QuickBooks desktop version online and have it appear as if it were on our local computer.

I am a Construction Accountant and anybody who knows accountants we can be booooorrring! It just figures! However, I have a something a lot of accountants don't have...I have a sense of humor! It came from being raised in a family that was involved in the construction industry.

Contractors experience life on a physical as well as psychological level which means we are expected to “make bricks with no straw” and get it done by quitting time or get replaced with someone that can! It is a good life for those with the mental and physical stamina with a CAN DO attitude.

As a result contractors do one of two things. We develop a sense of humor or take up some very unsavory habits…I developed a sense of humor. Which means I have been there, done that, got the T-Shirt, a tattoo (not really) and sung a song about it...Mickey Mouse...You would have to grown up in the 1950's and 1960's to understand that one!

There are Four Levels of Learning:

Level I – (Freshman) I don’t know that I don’t know about a particular subject

Level II – (sophomore) Now I know that I don’t know about a particular subject

Level III – (Junior) I know it well enough to do it….if I really concentrate hard and pay attention

Level IV – (Senior) I know it well enough to do it in my sleep

I have added another level which is where I live…..

Level V – (Master) I thought for sure I know this stuff; however, I need to continue learning just to keep current.

Fast Easy Accounting 206 361 3950 Contractors Bookkeeping Services Four Levels Of LearningMy heart goes out to the thousands of people who are in bookkeeping jobs and are way, way over their heads because they simply are not trained and are not likely to spend the time, money or effort to get training. To any of those bookkeepers reading this I sincerely encourage you to contact us and let us help you find some resources to get the training you need.

We use QuickBooks in our practice and I say practice because I’ve been practicing at it since it was first released in the early 1990′s and have mastered most of the Construction Accounting and bookkeeping service part of it.

Even with all those years of experience I still need to read books, attend webinars, classroom instructions, participate in seminars and with a few hundred more of them and I will begin to really get good at construction bookkeeping services…LOL!

If any of this resonates with youplease make a comment and let me know what you think.

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About The Author:

Randal DeHart, PMP, QPA The Construction Accountant Randal DeHart, PMP, QPA is the co-founder of Business Consulting And Accounting in Lynnwood Washington. He is the leading expert in outsourced construction bookkeeping and accounting services for small construction companies across the USA. He is experienced as a Contractor, Project Management Professional, Construction Accountant, Intuit ProAdvisor, QuickBooks For Contractors Expert and Xero Accounting Specialist. This combination of experience and skill sets provides a unique perspective which allows him to see the world through the eyes of a contractor, Project Manager, Accountant and construction accountant. This quadruple understanding is what sets him apart from other Intuit ProAdvisors and Xero accountants to the benefit of all of the construction contractors he serves across the USA. Visit http://www.fasteasyaccounting.com/randal-dehart/ to learn more.

Our Co-Founder Randal DeHart - Is a Certified PMP (Project Management Professional) with several years of construction project management experience. His expertise is construction accounting systems engineering and process development. His exhaustive study of several leading experts including the work of Dr. W. Edward Deming, Michael Gerber, Walter A. Shewhart, James Lewis and dozens of others was the foundation upon which our Construction Bookkeeping System is based and continues to evolve and improve. Follow Randal on Google+

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