Paul L. Caron

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Accountants: Occupy Wall Street Needs Your Help

OccupyGoing Concern, Any Accountants Looking for a Holiday Volunteering Opportunity Should Contact Occupy Wall Street Immediately:

[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.

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I know an accountant on parole right now that needs a job-might be a good fit.

Posted by: Lee H | Dec 23, 2011 7:42:53 AM

This must be part of an effort to set up the movement a labor union (except a non-working labor), getting tax payers to pay them a living wage, setting up an automated payroll deduction scheme for union dues, and streamlining remittance of such dues straight to the DNC...

Posted by: MG | Dec 23, 2011 7:25:32 AM

I hope this isn't a joke. OWS would be much more convincing if it put forward meaningful, detailed proposals. I hope they're serious.

Posted by: mike livingston | Dec 23, 2011 6:24:38 AM

Love to have that on my resume. ;)

Posted by: Lt. Dangle | Dec 22, 2011 8:24:05 AM