Team Work is Critical in Public Accounting
I recently had to leave town unexpectedly to take care of a family emergency. I had several client engagements in process and projects for the firm that needed to be taken care of during my time out of the office. I had to find team members to help me keep things going when I couldn't be there.
I was nervous to delegate my work to others. Would the team member provide the same level of client services I would provide? Would they know how to do the project? What if the client didn't like them? What if something didn't get done the way I like it?
While I was gone I checked my emails a few times, but I didn't have the time or focus to worry about the work.
Over my 20 years in public accounting, I've stepped in quite a bit to help others during a personal health issue or unexpected crisis. I knew one day I might need help with a similar situation, but didn't think it would happen for a while.
I'm extremely grateful to work with a wonderful, supportive group of people. We are truly a team working together to help our clients and eachother.