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Prior year?

Me - this is what you need to do

client - well..umm...this is what we did last year...so it has to be right

I'm sure a majority of us have heard this terrible excuse by now. Some of the answers we hear from our clients are absolutely amazing. I really dont understand how some people can get to certain higher positions in a company. It just boggles me that people who are not qualified enough (I wouldnt go so far as to say incompetent) get to positions that influence a company's financials, public or private.

I feel like sending out a reminder email every day saying "Your G/L is NOT our support"
I don't care if you give me a hundred g/l printouts, it will not help.

It looks like once people get out of public accounting firms, they might have a hard time adjusting to cultures that might be fun but just not strong on the smarts/experience front.
But then again, maybe that's an advantage.

On the flip side, we can look at auditors who just do what was done last year. Granted, it is advisable to do so, but only if it makes sense. Although this trend has been slowly dying since the higher ups have been preaching that we do not do so.

Comments

Anonymous said…
hahaha yeah the best is when they say "we've been doing it like this for years. why didn't you catch this last year then" GOLDEN

i also hate it when they completely ignore our PBC list (listing of required documents) and like you said, just give us the G/L thinking that will be enough

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