Happy Accrued Floating Holiday, Tax People!
When I was in college I always heard about the annual busy season that accountants had to deal with, but it was always referred to as a singular busy “season”, not “seasons”. Then after working in public accounting I come to find out that tax professionals have TWO busy seasons. I’m fairly certain this was never advertised to college students (or maybe I just never paid attention in tax class, which is extremely possible).
So who has it worse? Auditors or tax professionals? Let’s do a quick comparison:
- Auditors can enjoy some time off during the long Labor Day weekend, while tax folks will be working (unless they’re “Quiet Quitting”)
- While auditors don’t have to deal with the IRS, they do have to endure peer review
- Tax professionals have to work with hundreds of different clients every year, while auditors have a fraction of that
- If a tax practitioner goes insane working for a firm, it’s generally easier for them to start their own practice than it is for auditors
Is there a clear-cut winner? Probably not, but at least we can all agree that auditors win this weekend.
If you know a tax accountant, check in on them these next few weeks. Send them one of our tax-themed greeting cards (below) letting them know you’re thinking about them this busy season and that you’ll be ready to socialize with them on their floating holiday.
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