Let me just premise this entry by saying — crap crap crap crap crap.
I got a phone call from the accountant today. It’s tax time, and the accountant wants to meet with me to go over the books. Since I’ve never worked with this accountant before, I have no idea how closely they are going to want to look at the books. I can’t help but fear that the accountant is going to figure out what I’ve been doing if he looks too closely at the books. So I was in … Read More →
Today I got a notice from the IRS. Luckily, the receptionist passed the letter to me unopened before the boss saw it (she didn’t know what it was), and he doesn’t know it’s here.
Opening the letter, I was shocked. The IRS said that the company owned payroll taxes on the paychecks for the last three months that I’ve been here, and since we hadn’t paid when we were supposed to, we now owe penalties and interest. Apparently, payroll taxes are due within three business days of cutting payroll checks, and the … Read More →
Today was the day… the FIRST day that I stole from the company. Today, I forged my first check with the owner’s signature. I would have done it a couple days ago – as soon as I found out the owner doesn’t open the bank statements, and in fact expects me to do it – but the owner suddenly changed his pattern. Instead of staying out of the office, like he had done every … Read More →
One of the best things that any business can do is to generate an Email List, especially, an Email SUBSCRIPTION List. With an email list, bookkeepers can email invoices and sales receipts to customers. Even better, the advertising department (or person) can use an Email Subscription List to send out advertisements to customers and thus generate additional sales. If nothing else, having an email subscription list gives a business an opportunity to remind customers that they exist – that they have products that might interest the customer at … Read More →
She’s embezzling thousands of dollars a month from her unsuspecting Small Business Owner boss. Her boss has absolutely no idea because she seems like such a good woman. It’s that trust which makes it so tempting and so easy for Betty to steal.
Do you have a Betty Bookkeeper? Or are you a Bookkeeper who worries about protecting your reputation? Then this … Read More →
Today the boss went on vacation and guess what he gave me…the Signature Stamp. I couldn’t believe it when he handed it to me. I think my smile was from ear-to-ear. Doesn’t he realize how stupid it is to give me the signature stamp?
“Are you sure you want to give this to me?” I asked all innocent like. In the back of my mind, I was already calculating how much money I might be able to get now that I had this new stamp.
“Of course. I trust you,” he told me with an amused little smirk.
I got a new credit card today. Well, technically, I got a new “company credit card” today. When the boss wasn’t around, I went ahead and called his credit card company and told them we had lost his company card and needed a new one. They asked me for all of the usual identifying information – social security number, mother’s maiden name, address, phone, account number, etc. – and of course, I gave the guy on the other end of ORRead More →
Well, it’s been a little over a week, and I would say I’ve got “the lay of the land.” Apparently, the Owner wasn’t kidding when he said he’d be out of the office a lot. I have yet to actually see him in the office for more than an hour a day. He comes into the office in the morning to give his field guys their daily assignments, then he talks to me for about 10 minutes before he too heads … Read More →
Let me just say – Whew! What a relief. Tax time is over and I got off scott-free.
You see, I was very concerned that when I handed over the business books to the accountant this year, I would be busted – caught – nailed to the wall. I was sure I’d be in Shawshank before long, and I was almost tempted to clean up my act – almost. I was sure I was cooked when the accountant called me a couple … Read More →