Friday, August 21st, 2020

Repeated Mistakes

“When you repeat a mistake, it is not a mistake anymore: it is a decision.” – Paulo Coelho

One comment I hear over and over again from clients and others in the CPA profession is that very often, new people continue to make the same mistakes over and over again.

The solution often turns out to be that the reviewer of the work “fixes” the mistakes and moves the job along the workflow system. Reviewers should send the work back to the preparer (for obvious reasons).

If you are new to working in the CPA profession, read this flashback post about repeating a mistake. It is titled New Beginnings.

  • "When you make a mistake, there are only three things you should ever do about it: admit it, learn from it, and don’t repeat it."
  • Paul Bear Bryant

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