Ellen DeGeneres (American stand-up comedienne, television hostess and actress, b1958)
TIME: 9:37 PM
SUBJECT: Accounting tools
Now that the kids are all in school I have returned to the working world. Well, part-time anyway. My client needed a part-time accountant for his law practice and I accepted the position. I will be working on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays while the kids are at school. He told me that he hasn’t had a true bookkeeper in about 4 years. Hmmm, I can tell that by the way things have been posted in the system. It truly offends my bean-counting sensibilities. He just wants me to “go forward” but I have to go backward to make 2009 correct…and to balance the checking account (which hasn’t been “officially” balanced since January 2008!). I need to review the 2008 general ledger to make sure it is correct so I can file 2008 business taxes before the extension runs out. It looks like I will be kept quite busy for awhile – oh well, it will keep me out of the mall and spending money, that should make HH happy!