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Who is the worst client and why?!

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Yea good luck getting anyone to actually name a client

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When something is wrong, they just send a new trial balance with no explanation. Currently ip to version 7

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Ex-big 4 clients are the worst

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My kids

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I have a client who yelled at me for asking for a payroll reconciliation. Then she told the partner that I didn't treat her with super special customer service skills after she yelled at me. That was the worst.

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^trying to convince my wife they're the plague. Meaning they scare the shit out of me but that'll pass and we'll learn to deal with them effectively.

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No controls, excel trial balance, a bunch of random manual adjustments that no one can explain the purpose of. Senior GAAP accountant doesn't know what accrual basis accounting is. 40+ audit differences. This client used to be public, but went private. I think this client sets the standard for a bad client.

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Just had a CFO tell me that he was quitting a week before fieldwork… that one is going to be fun.

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"Internal clients" most of your problems are internal.

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*insert client name* that emails you ten times a day for no reason then is pretty sure you're wrong. #letsgetthisstarted

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As long a equity rolls and cash ties? Oh wait. We're not talking small business experiences. Because small businesses do that all the time. Larger ones just have this thing called summary of passed adjustments (may be called something else now; I'm tax)

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Bridge file with all sorts of unexplained entries that goes from the audited TB to the FD

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FS*

@PwC2: Disagree non-ex big 4 clients are the worst. Specifically the kind with zero accounting education/experience -- I had clients back at my old firm whose financial reporting teams were all made up of friends and family who just needed a job. I was once told by a CFO, "yeah, I don't really do credits and debits" 😳

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