[IMGCAP(1)]Scope creep—the enlargement of the job the CPA was hired for—can have both positive and negative implications for an accounting practice.

If things go right, it can enlarge the practice, build a bond with clients, cement a bond with the client and enhance the bottom line. But if things go wrong, it could result in the loss of the client, damage to the accountant’s reputation and an ugly lawsuit.

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