22 HASKINS & SELLS March
Pittsburgh Dinner Meeting
At a recent dinner meeting of the Pittsburgh
staff the topics embraced in the outline
which appears below were discussed.
We reproduce the outline in the B U L L E T I N
with the idea that it will be of general interest
and perhaps offer suggestions which
will be found useful by other offices.
OBJECTS OF D I N N E R A N D M E E T I NG
Instruction of accountants,
Exchange of ideas,
Opportunity for asking questions,
Sociability and good fellowship.
INSTRUCTION OF ACCOUNTANTS
Deportment in Client's Office:
Conversing with office employes, or with
Smoking or chewing tobacco,
Hours of work,
Discretion, tact, and secrecy,
Assurance and modesty,
Application and industry,
Avoid deceit and conceit,
Always be keyed up and fit,
Learn to smile,
Personal appearance (clothes, shoes,
linen, shaved, etc.).
Deportment Outside of Client's Office:
Keeping continuously late hours,
Do nothing that might have bad effect on
Watch general health,
Immorality, drinking, and gambling.
Relation of Accountants with Firm and
Absolute accuracy in work, and legible
writing and figures,
Truthfulness in all statements,
Willingness to work hard and, if necessary,
C. P. A. Degree,
Loyalty to firm and clients,
Pride in the firm and in its standing and
reputation for reliable and efficient
Relation of Accountants with Each Other:
Should not discuss compensation,
Should avoid jealousy and enviousness,
Should always be courteous, pleasant,
Seniors should advise office manager of
shortcomings of juniors, so that special
instruction or advice can be given.
Packing work bags,
Use of books in library,
Neatness and order in office.