10 Struggles Your Accounting Consultant Knows All Too Well

It’s part of the job! Many accountants will know these struggles, and sometimes they’re even happening all at once. So, entrepreneurs and business owners, keep these in mind next time you’re getting a hold of your accounting consultant, because we are all in this together!

The views and events described below are not what we have experienced at Entreflow or in collaboration with any affiliated groups or clients, but most accountants are likely to experience at least one of these instances in their career.
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1. Firstly, getting a shoebox full of documents to sort through

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2. Clients making financial decisions before talking it through with their accountant, and then dealing with the aftermath.

For instance; shareholder draws, purchasing a luxury car in the business name, other corporate tax consequences

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3.  The “I’ll do that right after our call/tonight/this weekend” and then nothing getting done.

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4. The monthly closing cycle – crazy at the beginning of the month and then slower in the middle…

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5. Also, getting information late/after you close the month/year-end

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6. In addition, apps not working properly, because life isn’t fair

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7. CRA providing conflicting information/waiting on hold with CRA/getting anything from CRA

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8. Receiving the wrong payroll information, processing payroll, and then after that, the client asking you to fix it

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9. Clients not watching their bank account/cash flow, having NSF cheques, and having to deal with it/NSF services charges

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10. Above all, getting the ‘urgent’ emails for something that has to be done ‘yesterday’, but the client has known about it for days/months and it could have been requested in advance

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In conclusion, we hope you got a good laugh this morning! What other struggles have you faced all too often? Send us a message on our social media with your best stories and we’ll publish our favourites!

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By |2019-10-09T16:33:45+00:00September 18th, 2019|Finance|