|Time Commitment||Bookstein on 11/17|
Although the Bookstein Tax Clinic is a “live” accounting firm setting, students are expected to work no more than they would in a traditional advanced accounting course.
As is the case with other courses, some students will spend more time on Clinic work than others. This may be due to differences in knowledge, time management or just out of plain concern and sympathy for their clients. Work will expand to fit the time allotted to it, so students must learn to effectively manage their time, efforts and resources to ensure that tasks are completed as efficiently as possible. This is a fundamental practice management skill that is critical to a future accountant’s success. Just as the management of any accounting firm is concerned about its staff’s abilities to resolve matters as efficiently as possible, the Clinic staff is committed to helping students manage their caseloads through instruction, prioritization and, if necessary, reassignment.