Journalism students are taught to fact check, Law students are taught to fact check and in the world of accounting, one must always fact check. Check the numbers, review the supporting documentation, check for approvals, and recheck the numbers again. If the numbers are wrong the integrity of the operation is brought into question.

“Never trust anyone’s information without verifying its accuracy” (a gift quote from me to you). This concept can and should be applied to life in general but for now we will simply stick to the world of accounting.