Thursday, March 17, 2011

Finance is evil

Financial budget was never my problem. We engineers don’t care. The numbers come out of our calculation have a unit at the back, not $ in front. No offence, that’s the reason why engineers and accountants/economists don’t mix (well mostly). BUT, as I now moved into commercial, things that was never part of my working life, is now sticking on to me. I am overwhelmed. Things like EVA, CPI, RFR, X-factor, wash up, revenue accrual, blah blah blah $$$$$$$. WAH! Can someone shot me in the head please! Why can’t it be as simple as V=IR? The logic just doesn’t make sense. You may ask:”Then why the hell did you take this job? Go back to engineering lah”. Good question! I don’t know. Because I eat-too-full-nothing-to-do and wanted some challenge so that I can bang my head on the wall more and start complaining here in my blog!

Like it is true.

Actually, seriously, honestly, this job is quite a catch (not monetary wise). Financial budget is only part of the deal. You see, I want to move away from hardcore engineering but not totally detached from the industry you see. This job fits like a pizza puzzle.

Anyway, right here right now, the battle between me and finance continue.....

8 comments:

Declan Isaac said...

lol! r u doing those formulas?
I was so familiar with those terms back then in sg. Day in, day out i see and hear those things. Lost touch now.
But i love finance - to be in finance, to be part of them.

Alicia said...

Finance, we are bound by rules and regulation, international finance standard, national finance standard, tax standard... that y in order to comply we all these, sometimes it is clashed with engineers mindset. Operation would only care about revenue, but dun understand because of the rules that revenue must match with the cost incurred in the same month, where accrual comes in here.... complicated rite???

good luck yo...............

Declan Isaac said...

Agree with Alicia :).

^^TeReNcE^^ said...

finance can never be friends with other departments :D

Doreen said...

Declan Isaac:
Oh didn't know you were heavily involved in finance back then. You should have studied Finance rather than IT.

Alicia:
Huh? You lost me. All I could understand is "it is clashed with engineers mindset" which I 200% agree! Hahahahahahahaha

^^TeReNcE^^:
Haha, how true!

emotionalistic said...

LOL. Next time you will become a financial expert. I think it's normal to feel this way when we're out of our comfort zone. But if you continue doing it, you'll eventually gain a new skill right? So continue to complain and work on it? :P

Doreen said...

emotionalistic:
You're quite right. I just have to bite the bullet and keep going.

keeyit said...

Sometimes I also realize that I cannot stay long in engineering especially in IT. We are easy to get outdated...

Moving to financial line is good.. Slowly you will get familiar...