Sometimes you only think you’re the boss!

Rick Walter, CPA
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Anew year, a new address and a new logo. Tax season is upon us and my staff is working hard to get all the return in and out as fast and as accurate as possible.

They are a very smart and likeable group of accountants and I feel a little guilty when I take credit for all their hard work. Remember, I said a little guilty.

Every once in a while I get a little to full of myself. Just recently, one of the CPA’s who works here came to me and said; “The painters what to know which end of the office to start doing the touch up work on?”.

Well I immediately came out of my office and told her; “I’m not sure why they are asking you these questions, let me talk to them and you can get back to what you were doing”!.

She walked me down the hall and up to the painter and as she started back to her office she said to the man “el jefe”.

I know enough Spanish to realize she told the man that I’m the boss. And, I believe there was just a little bit of “what are you going to do now” in her voice.

My response was to talk loud when I told him what I needed him to do because that certainly works when you’re not fluent in a language. It didn’t take long before I asked for help from my bilingual accountant who handled the whole thing with minimal input from me.

Duly noted—I was not really in charge of that situation. However, I was pleased to know that we have now added Spanish to the Chinese, Korean, Russian, and French that staff here at the office are fluent in.

Please come visit us at our new offices—1407 116th Avenue NE #222. If you are on the corner of 12th and 116th, you will see our signs on the building. We love to have visitors, even during tax season.

Remember our phone number and emails will not change!!!

Thanks for listening and I will talk at you again.

Author: Rick Walter, CPA

Rick Walter brings over 25 years of professional tax and accounting experience to Hutchinson & Walter. Specializing in small to mid-size business entities and start up organizations, Rick brings a deep understanding of the unique tax compliance and accounting issues specific to those entities.

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