It’s that time of year that everyone expects me to be stressed out. Co-workers are bringing me food and taking me out to lunch. They are giving me a wide berth to focus on what I need to get done. The funny thing is…..
it’s the week before the audit that I am beyond stressed out as I try to get all the materials, reports, and questionnaires completed and sent off to the auditors. Comparatively, this is a piece of cake.
We’ve got a new auditing firm this year so it is a bit more work than normal because these people are completely unfamiliar with the creature that is my three-headed organization. Ironically, I requested new auditors because I felt that the previous auditors didn’t dig deep enough. Well, that and the fact that I found errors in their “audited” financial statements as well as the 990s they prepared for us. Me, the person who had never taken an accounting class ever–unless you count the nonprofit accounting seminar I took when I first started. It is very daunting to realize that these professionals with degrees in accounting and who do this as there only job are making mistakes that seem to be obvious. And, for the record, this year’s auditors are finding more of their mistakes–clue number one that I’ve found a better firm.
However, I’m not getting home until after 7:30. That only gives me an hour to eat and play with Justin before bed time. Once he goes down, I try to get some of the household tasks done and then by 10:30 or 11, I’m finally ready to wind down. DH is being great. He’s changed his hours so he’s going into work at 5 in the morning so he’s exhausted by the end of the day. When I get home, supper is waiting for me and Justin is well taken care of. I think I’m going to have to do something special for him this weekend.
Originally posted on faeriekissed.vox.com