edlong - Member
Late back to the party, but as an accountant, that description finally dragged out of WGM of how he reckons summers are "more profitable" than winters for ski resorts is, to use the technical jargon favoured by us beancounting types, complete horsepoo.
I'm sorry, since I hate accountants as an absolute rule, I'm not going to let that go..
So, if you had a client with a winter business, that closed effectively for five months of the year, that decided to undertake a new venture off season, would you not advise a zero based budget, to commence his business plan?
In that budget would you not take into account the reduced fuel, heating & lighting costs, start with minimum hours and part time staff?
Then point out to the shareholders and those necessary to finance your clients that you were using equipment already amortised, without the high cost of temperature effected maintenance, and obvious reduction in other snow related challenges?
No? Just talk of horse poo then, so what are you an accountant for then, some farmer?
Or should I be accusing you of trolling?
Really, what is the matter with you people?
I'm done and gone.