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Does an Accountant Need a Safe?

Accountants are some of the most important people in an individual’s life. My grandmother used to say that it is absolutely imperative that you tell the absolute truth to only two people: your doctor and your accountant. That’s a whole lot of responsibility for one person and a whole lot of sensitive information for one person to hold on to. So, we ask the question:do you need a safe when you are an accountant? The answer is a resounding YES! Every day accountants, whether personal or business, deal with your finances, some of your most precious documents, and some incredibly important information related to identity.

Can you imagine what would happen if a burglar happened upon an accountant's house or office, filled to the brim with Social Security Numbers? Bank ID numbers? Credit card information? It would be a gold mine for him…and a very long road down identity theft recovery for you. Well, …what is one of the best and easiest ways for an accountant to ensure that these important documents are kept safe from malicious people? A safe! Not only should your accountant have a fire safe to protect these documents in the event of a fire overtaking his or her office, but also a burglar safe to protect the documents from getting into the hands of those who would do harm.

Every accountant should keep these sensitive documents behind locked doors—in an office with an adequate alarm system, in a cabinet with independent locks, and finally behind a safe, impenetrable to fire or burglary. Next time you are sitting in your accountant’s office, ask him or her about their security and make sure your documents are being kept safe!