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Q: I use a bookkeeper for my business BAS, and an accountant for my tax. The bookkeeper enters all the business data on an Excel spreadsheet which I give to the accountant with the rest of my information. I've discovered that the bookkeeper has made a major error every year (for 6 years) by entering my receipts incorrectly, so I have paid a lot more tax than I should have. The accountant has had the original documents as well as the spreadsheets. Should he have checked the spreadsheet data??Thanks!
A: Thanks, Brendan I appreciate your response. It is a shady area, I guess. My accountant charges me for "quality control" for a few hours (at $300/hr) to review some data but clearly not all. The errors on the spreadsheet were large, repetitive and obvious (i.e. I picked them up myself when I had to start doing the entry myself, as my bookkeeper is retiring....). Again, thanks for your opinion.
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Q: I use a bookkeeper for my business BAS, and an accountant for my tax. The bookkeeper enters all the business data on an Excel spreadsheet which I give to the accountant with the rest of my information. I've discovered that the bookkeeper has made a major error every year (for 6 years) by entering my receipts incorrectly, so I have paid a lot more tax than I should have. The accountant has had the original documents as well as the spreadsheets. Should he have checked the spreadsheet data??Thanks!