Thursday, December 22, 2011
[T]he finance team is still completely overwhelmed and could use any help the accounting community has to offer. My sense is there are some dedicated people trying to make it work, but it's challenging and they're swamped with the day-to-day logistics. ...
Requires work in evenings and on weekends with sometimes difficult and sometimes contradictory clients having substandard documentation. Internal management can be contentious and rarely reaches consensus on significant decisions, but still expects results. Pay will be nothing compared to the effort involved in completing the job. Good record keeping, organizational and presentation skills a plus, along with experience in setting up cash monitoring systems.
While this might seem like a refreshingly-honest description of a junior accountant position at the Big 4, in fact it's a call for volunteer help from Occupy Wall Street. The "Finance (Accounting)" group has been putting together cash statements and balance sheets, but needs any assistance the community can provide.