Happy Friday! Let’s have some fun.
The definition of a bean counter, according to Merriam Webster is as follows:
Definition of bean counter- usually disparaging. A person involved in corporate or government financial decisions and especially one reluctant to spend money
Wow, we have all known a few of them in our professional lives. Some have saved us money, some have saved us from ourselves and poor spending habits. Someone must be fiscally responsible!
According to the Urban Dictionary, a bean counter is:
Beans are a cheap commodity, so to count them is a rather silly thing to do. A “bean counter” is one who nitpicks over small things in order to save costs. It is a derogatory term for accountants, bankers, and anyone who holds a financial interest in an endeavor.
Now wait a minute there. Let’s hold on. Accountants are our friends. In most businesses, accountants keep the engines running, the lights on, and salespeople honest in pricing products and services. They work hard and are rarely thanked or appreciated.
At Expex, we acknowledge the tasks that bring accountants down. Paying bills, checking cash flow and reconciling the books. That’s why with the help of accountants we built our web app Expex. If you know and love your accountant, ask us to call them and set up a demo. Their life will be easier, and you in turn will be happier as a business owner and the world continues to revolve.
Hug a bean counter today. I know I will!