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3/27/11 3:49 P

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Thanks for the advice! I did get the issue taken care of. No more going back and having me make changes to years that have already been reviewed and points cleared. That is a load off of my shoulders, since I am on the last year now!! And can actually get it done in a timely manner since I won't have to go back and fix small/minor things.

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3/22/11 8:56 P

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This does sound strange to me. I have worked in both audit and tax and while I've never worked on successive audits at the same time (that sounds a little odd, as well), I can't imagine why he would need to start over with year 1 every time you finish all 5 years.

Both while doing audits and tax returns, my experience with the review process has been the same: I complete my work, turn it in for review, after it's reviewed I get it back and clear the review points and then turn it back in for another review. Each time I get and clear review points, it goes back to the reviewer, but in my experience, this has only been so that the reviewer could verify I cleared their points to their satisfaction. Once in a while they would catch an additional change, but this guy's method seems highly inefficient, at best.

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3/22/11 4:44 P

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Our office consists of a secretary, office manager, owner, other boss, me, another staff worker who works from home, and the contract worker. So no, there is no one else.

I did not think it sounded right either. Thanks for responding, I was thinking I was crazy to think he should be catching this stuff if not the first time around, at least the second. And yes, I would think the client would be getting pissed, I sure would be!

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3/22/11 4:37 P

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Is there someone else in your office who has done audit reviews before that you could talk to? It doesn't sound right that each time you finish a year and turn it in for review that your contract reviewer starts all over with year one again. It almost sounds like he's trying to make sure he doesn't become obsolete in your company. And surely the client is raising eyebrows over the billing this is generating.

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So I work at a place that hired a contract worker ohhh, about September. He is a great guy. Some of the time. I have been on this super long audit project since last year (I said long, there have been interruptions, like you know, actual tax returns.) Anyhow, I have re-done multiple years. Well he HAD supposedly reviewed years 1-3, just finished reviewing 4 and had found a problem with year 5, which I had thought I had just finished. Now part of what he is supposed to have been reviewing has been done for 2 months now. And he just got around to reviewing it for the first time. The other years, years 1-3 I thought I had been done with since December. Which is why I moved on to years 4 and 5. Well, today he comes in and has found something else with year 1. Which will change up all the years. And as he can see the glare I am giving him, he says it is just part of the review process (he keeps going back every time I finish a year and starts back with year 1, so when I finish year 5 (again), he will go back and start at year 1 again). Now as you can probably tell, this is not a short fix. His last catch cost me 3 days (not my mistake, another workers, but it should have been reviewed back in January).
Well, my real question is this, is this really just part of the review process? To have to go back and fix things that he did not catch on his first 5 reviews? I am seriously frustrated right now, because this is tedious work and not quick, nor interesting any longer, and I have now had to re-do multiple years because he did not catch or thought of something else on a follow-up review. Shouldn't this problem have been caught before? The other things he had found on the previous reviews have been minor things, like formatting, so this is not something that he could not have caught before, he just didn't. I have spoken to one boss about this, but not the owner. I am seriously thinking about talking to him about it, but don't know if I am naive in what I expect of a reviewer or of how many times I am going to have to go back and change it up. This last change has now taken me 3 days. Who knows what the one he brought in to me today will bring.

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