Calling all Accountants

Update: We found someone. Kari, one of Audrey’s friends, has graciously agreed to help me with the accounting duties.

Hi there. If you don’t already know me, I’m “the Finance guy” on this ship. When Audrey and Selena first asked me to help out and be “the Finance guy”, I remember wondering why Finance was my area of responsibility.

Maybe because I help bring free (as in freedom) lunch to Portland each month.

Although I know a bit about finance and business models, having been around the block a few times with startups and such and holding a degree in Economics and all, an accountant I am not. In fact, I’m sure any accountant reading this will be eye-rolling by now at the notion that an Econ guy could be confused as an accountant.

Well, I really think we need a bona fide accountant for the Open Source Bridge conference. We’re going to be taking in  monies (from sponsors, contributions, registrations), spending money (natch), reimbursing, filing taxes, all that good stuff.

Did I mention that I’m not an accountant?

I want to do this right. So, please drop a comment here, tweet @jkuramot, or contact any one of the friendly, neighborhood core team if you are an accountant willing to volunteer or you know such a beneficent accountant.

It does seem a bit odd to ask an accountant to volunteer services, but I think we can all agree that the Portland tech scene gives back more than you invest. So, by that math, helping us with the conference’s books is a solid proposition.

We need a hardcore, penny-pinching accountant with a heart of gold. Can you help?


  1. Posted January 15, 2009 at 4:51 pm | Permalink

    Really?!? Economics, finance and accounting aren’t the same thing. They all involve numbers, but aren’t “real” math – looks the same to me 😉

    *kidding* with some dripping *sarcasm*

  2. Posted January 15, 2009 at 5:16 pm | Permalink

    @Dawn: I know, hard to believe. If it has numbers and curve, I can balance it. Who’s for happy hour?

    If only.

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