z/OS on Vagrant: A Personal Mainframe

Building on other POC projects, including the short Raspberry Pi experimentation, and the longer Universal Ledger Infrastructure project, I have recently experimented with a personal mainframe system. These systems are not new developments, having been around for more than a decade. I did add one twist I think, making it run on Vagrant as a VM. Hercules z/OS VM Container “Hercules is an open source … Continue reading z/OS on Vagrant: A Personal Mainframe

Financial Auditing: Quality Control for Metric Engines

This week’s episode discusses Financial Auditing, and why it is important to financial reporting; it is the quality assurance process. Any metric engine or report process should have some method to test quality of the outputs. Bayonet the Wounded I worked as a financial auditor for two and a half years in my early career. During that time, as I would go to different businesses … Continue reading Financial Auditing: Quality Control for Metric Engines

Excel: The Scooter of Financial Reporting

In a number of my videos I’ve been on different modes of transportation, including a plane, a train, a taxi, a bus, a bike, and even an ill-fate attempt to video while walking. Today’s video is while riding a scooter. A scooter is the most nimble yet quick form of transportation out of all of them I’ve recorded on. In financial reporting, a spreadsheet is … Continue reading Excel: The Scooter of Financial Reporting

Accounting and Bookkeeping Series Review

In the last video of the bookkeeping series, I briefly review the steps of bookkeeping. If you’re interested in a more in depth look, have a look at the accompanying textbook Balancing Act: A Practical Approach to Business Event Based Insights, available for download. Specifically, look at Chapter 5, Accounting. This is Episode 219 of Conversations with Kip, the best financial system vlog there is.Literally learn more–about … Continue reading Accounting and Bookkeeping Series Review

Accounting Cycle Step 5: Create Reports

The last step of the Accounting Cycle is step 5, creating financial reports, including the Balance Sheet and Income Statement. If you’re interested in a more in depth look, have a look at the accompanying textbook Balancing Act: A Practical Approach to Business Event Based Insights, available for download. Specifically, look at Chapter 5, Accounting. Reporting The process of creating financial reports once the trial balance is … Continue reading Accounting Cycle Step 5: Create Reports