(14)Business at the Office
Business discussions around the office I
Accountant: Did you send out an invoice to the Sun Electronics Company?
Clerk : Yes. It's also time to send them a statement now。
Accountant : What's the total due on their account?
Clerk : They owe $350,000.
Accountant: Let's get all the invoices and statements out this afternoon, if we can.
Clerk : I think we can. I've already started on them, How often do you send them?
Accountant : We send them monthly.
Business discussions around the office II
Accountant : Here's our accounts department, Mr. Chen.
Clerk : My job will be preparing the monthly statements for customers?
Accountant : Yes, A big part of your job will also be to collect delinquent accounts. We often end up with bad debts.
Clerk : How do you collect them?
Accountant : We generally have to keep sending reminders. If they still don't pay, we threaten to put the matter in the hands of our lawyer.
Business discussions around the office III
Accountant : These are our account folders.
Clerk : Will these files be part of my work?
Accountant : Yes, you'll need to write new clients' names on the projecting tab of a folder, then file them alphabetically. And make sure you adjust the file drawers so that the folders are held upright.
Clerk : What do the different colors indicate?
Accountant : These indicate which products are sold to each client. Each of our products is col