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JLC • OCTOBER 1994 A Small Builder's Guide to Accounting Many small contractors think of accounting as a necessary evil. If financial records weren't required for tax purposes, they would bid the whole process good riddance. Call me a bean-counter, but I take the opposite view. I'm a remodeler in the Chicago area, and I spend most of my time selling and administrating the jobs my field crews are working on. For me, the financial end of the business is its heart and soul. I work hard and have a lot invested in my company's success. I've learned from experience that if I don't keep an eye on my money, no one else will. I don't mean to say that