By Ed Kless: If this were not so funny it would be pathetic. Actually, as Willie Wonka says, “Strike that, reverse it.”
Recently, we at VeraSage became aware of an accounting firm’s Web page that had a series of questions and answers regarding fees. Among the litany is this gem:
How do accountants charge?
All Accountants charge by time. The longer it takes to prepare your Return the dearer it’s going to be. Some businesses sell hamburgers. Real Estate Agents get paid commissions, and ACCOUNTANTS SELL TIME. The more presentably you submit your accounts, the quicker we get it done, and the more cost effective it is. We only have 8.0 hours per day to sell and we would not be in business if we gave our product away.
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Source: VeraSage, 6 February 2009. 2006 © Verasage Institute. All rights reserved.