These are very good points. I am sure @hectorgarciacpa appreciates the feedback. Do you think one way to alleviate shady accounting is to work with an accountant/bookkeeper on a regular basis to ask questions throughout the year? Or is it more about finding a good fit?
Glad you took the reins and learned how to do a much better job. What's an acceptable level of accounting knowledge business owners should know so they can spot patterns like you did?
We should write a companion piece about signs/red-flags of poor bookkeepers. Absolutely. Where do we start?