Scope of GNUCash

Mike or Penny Novack stepbystepfarm at
Wed Feb 14 10:29:21 EST 2018

On 2/13/2018 9:49 PM, Wm via gnucash-devel wrote:

> Why are you blaming the workers rather than the employers?
> Why do you think a piece of software can help if you are shitting on 
> your employees?
> Mike, is this what you expected as a response?  Adrien appears to be a 
> person that trusts no-one.
> Welcome to the tacky politics of Trumpian merka :( 

Absolutely not, it is your response I find surprising. Problems do not 
arise just because employers are sh*tting on employees << this is NOT to 
say that some employers don't do exactly that >>

However an auditor should NOT approve use of a system without the sort 
of controls we are talking about, limiting access to those who have 
need, etc. One of the organizations where I am on committees, etc. (and 
have been on the board, and in the aftermath aiding the new treasurer 
recover) was hit by embezzlement by an office manager, from which a 
decade later we have not fully recovered in the financial sense*. 
Trusted with access to which she should not have been trusted.

* We agreed to a plea bargain "no jail" in exchange for repayment of 
what she stole (working over time) as if in jail we wouldn't have gotten 
even THAT back. But what she directly stole was only about half the 
damage as payments that should have  been made to governmental bodies 
weren't  and though those bodies  agreed to waive penalties still had to 
pay the interest on the amounts owed as well as the amounts. The bank 
involved agreed to lend us the money no interest for a number of years, 
but still had to be paid back. The total we had to make up close to a 
year's budget!

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