Kansas Accountants – How Attention to Detail Can Protect Your Professional License

The beginning of the year is always an extremely busy time for Kansas accountants, but in reality, accountants never really have a break.  Taxes and other financial matters must be dealt with on a regular basis, all year round.  Looking at numbers all day can result in situations where some corners are cut.  Further, accountants who work late are more likely to make small mistakes that can have a significant impact on a client’s tax return.  For example, if a client’s income is under-reported because the accountant did not enter the proper financial information, the client may not be paying the total amount of tax actually owed.  This can result in a tax lien being placed on a client’s credit.  While such situations where accountant error is the result of underpayment can be remedied, the process is often difficult and time-consuming.

Avoiding Costly Mistakes that Can Harm Your Kansas Accounting License

As a Kansas accountant, you work diligently to ensure all numbers are accounted for, and that each client’s taxes and other financial matters are being handled properly.  However, anyone can make mistakes, even with careful attention to detail.  Because accountants tend to be perfectionists and make few mistakes, they may become comfortable giving something only one proofread.  But, sometimes one proofread is not enough.  When it comes to such important matters as other peoples’ taxes, it takes additional proofreading and analysis to ensure nothing has been left out.

While you are bound to make mistakes during your career, such mistakes are likely to be resolved, and your Kansas accounting license may not be affected in any way.  In situations where an error is much more serious, an unhappy client may wish to submit a complaint to the Kansas Board of Accountancy, or even seek legal action against you.  In such cases, the first thing you should do is speak with a Kansas Professional License Defense Attorney.

Even though a mistake has harmed a client in some way, the issue can likely be resolved in a reasonable manner.  If you fight disciplinary proceedings on your own, you may make decisions that are not in your best interests.  By working alongside an attorney, you will be placing your rights and interests in the hands of a legal professional who will seek to further those rights and interests in an effort to help you keep your professional license.

Contact Danielle Sanger of the Sanger Law Office Today to Schedule Your Free Consultation

Most professions require a significant amount of close attention to detail, but when it comes to accountants, this obligation is taken to an entirely new level.  With individuals’ finances at stake, every step you make is crucial, as any small mistake could have a negative impact on one’s tax record.  Given that so much is at risk for both you and your clients, extensive proof-reading is an absolute necessity for any accountant.  While this may seem like old news, many Kansas accountants have made small mistakes that had large consequences simply because of an oversight.  If you are facing the potential loss of your Kansas accounting license or simply have questions about your license, you should consider speaking with a Kansas Professional License Defense Attorney as soon as possible.  Danielle Sanger of the Sanger Law Office devotes her law practice to helping Kansas professionals face a variety of issues, including, but not limited to, helping clients keep their professional licenses.  As a former Assistant Attorney General of Kansas, Danielle Sanger is a well-rounded attorney with the necessary advocacy skills to fight for you to the fullest extent possible.  If you would like to schedule a free consultation to speak with Ms. Sanger, contact the Sanger Law Office today by calling (785) 979-4353.