Written by Tracy L. Coenen, CPA, CFF
Wisconsin Law Journal
Reprinted in the Kansas City Daily Record
Traditional accountants and auditors have long been referred to as “bean counters.” Some may take offense at the phrase, but if they’re being honest, they admit that it is a simplistic but accurate representation of the work they do.
Your average, everyday accountants and auditors are generally engaged to count the beans. They take a look at the numbers, make sure they all add up, and possibly issue a report saying how and why the numbers add up.