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Old 08-22-2010, 08:39 AM
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This may be in the Pension section but we have had several non-pension related auditor comments, so I will assume no.
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:facepalm:

It's not my job to teach your junior auditor where the numbers in the Schedule SB come from.
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in a pension audit?
sorry no.. I forgot I was commenting in the pension section
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My favorite dip-sh!t newbie question was.. "I see that your death claims are up 20% from last year. Why is that?"

No kidding. They then proceeded to ask why our annuity surrenders were 15% lower than last year.
I don't get it. Why were your death claims up 20% from last year? Because 20% more people died? Because your inforce grew by 20%?
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The biggest frustration I've had in the workplace, by far, is the lack of training.
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My biggest frustration at my old workplace was the administrative assistant who was so dumb that she asked if China was in Japan. No joke.

"You went to China for vacation? Cool! Where is that, in Japan??"
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My favorite week of the year!

Please let me get through it without strangling an auditor.

Over here, we have JrAuditor #1 who put off doing his job until now and would really just prefer that I do it for him. (Sent me a complete pile of crap, called it an audit draft and asked when he could have the final 5500 back. Answer: Uh shortly after I get a real audit draft, Jr. How about one that ties to last year? And ... you know ... actually shows the assets? I know, picky picky ... )

In this corner, SrAuditor #2 who decided that the schedules required to be submitted electronically were really just optional and he thinks they are dumb anyway and so won't put the effort into preparing them. You know ... silly things like: Schedule of Assets Held for Benefits ... that old thing ...

In that corner, Auditor #3 who is genuinely surprised to learn that the due date is October 15th and no, we won't just submit the filing without the audit and wait for the DOL to ask for it.

There's more ... anyone else care to vent?
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Does anyone else get frustrated by this? Or am I just having a bad day?
You are thinking about this all wrong.

The correct response is CHA-CHING!!! Out of scope billing for all your time.
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If this happened every year, I might print out a copy of one of those summaries, hand it to Junior, and say - "Go read this."
Particularly effective if you can find a summary put out by Junior's own firm.
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