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This summer I started a new job as part time bookkeeper for a social justice organization. The prior bookkeeper left the position before I was hired, so I’ve had no formal training.
I am working from a monthly “To-Do” list left by the former bookkeeper. My boss, the treasurer, is also new to his position. More than once my boss has questioned why we do something a certain way and all I can do is shrug helplessly and say because its on the list and if it’s on the list it means we’ve always done it that way.
Maybe that procedure was necessary five years ago, but is that the best way to do the task today. Usually, the answer is yes that is the best way (or if it is regarding interacting with a government authority it is the ONLY way to do it whether you like it or not), but we’ve changed a few procedures.
Is there something that you do the same way every single time? Is that the best way it could be done or are you doing it because it’s always been done this way?
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