My wife (Lisa) was a bank teller for over 8 years. During that season of time, she began to also serve as a volunteer leader on the team that counts and deposits the offerings at church. Because of her financial and administrative skills, she is often asked to serve in temporary roles when other church staff are out on extended leave. People like her who are trained and skilled…but not seeking permanent jobs…are incredibly valuable to an organization.
I’ve been watching her assist one of our teams these past few weeks, and I am amazed by her meticulous attention to detail. She checks and double-checks all invoice details, comparing them to the original order. Time and time again, she has found billing discrepancies that I would have missed.
She explained to me double-charges are common when there are multiple layers of contractors and sub-contractors involved. It’s not malicious…just that the projects are moving so fast and there are not enough eyes looking at the details.
Do you pay attention to your invoices, billings, and inter-departmental charges? Mistakes are more common than you would expect. Don’t just accept the monthly statement that is dropped in your mailbox each month. Look deeper.
Thanks for listening.