The dark art of Financial Accounting
This week, we have started the pre-courses on top of the spanish courses. Instead of 7 hours of Spanish a day, we now have 2,5 hours only and the rest is replaced by two courses : Financial Accounting and Basic Quantitative Methods. The latter is about statistics and probablity and is not too difficult if you have a math/engineering background.
On the contrary, Accounting was chinese to me so far. I didn't even know how to read a balance sheet. So the amount of things to learn in one week is huge, and I'm working a lot not to fall behind and get trampled by the herd of ex-financial analysts and I-bankers sitting next to me. Of course, I'm not the only one to struggle, which is always encouraging!
When I say that Accounting is a dark art, I mean that for me it's just impossible to record a whole list of tricky transactions, post to ledger accounts, close them, draw a balance sheet and an income statement without doing any mistake along the way. I think it happened to me just once during my exercises this week (and it was probably the first one)... So when I see our professor flying through them like a charm, I feel like a Neville Longbottom trying to make a tricky potion in Snape's course. Sorry for the non-HP fans ;-)
Apart from that, I have my spanish exam tomorrow. The stakes are 3 months of extra spanish course. If I pass the test, I will have an extra 1 hour 15 minutes every day while the others will be working. Sweet!
All right. Accounting minus 5 minutes... I have to go. Expelliarmus !