Accounting mysteries — Introduction

Mystery and accounting generally don’t go together. I have been involved with accounting for more years than I care to remember and mystery is not a word I associated with accounting when I began studying it in college. However, over the years, as I started working with accounting statements and transactions, I began to realize that every accounting transaction or a statement is waiting to tell a story. I began to focus more on these stories than the numbers themselves and realized that my audience was beginning to listen to me. One of my first bosses told me that the one thing that…