Most people seem to have issues with accounting because they have trouble understanding the "why". Every time I help someone, they always have this perplexed look on their face. When we discuss the Profit and Loss Statement (Income Statement), they don't understand why accounts are organized the way they are or the difference between Cost of Goods Sold and Expenses. Most people think accountants are just people who like math. Big myth! We are great with details and organizing data. If teachers, tutors and fellow accountants could explain the "how and why" of accounting, fewer people would have problems.