Occupy Wall Street Seeks ... Accountant
Flush with cash, group hunts for a bookkeeper
By Dustin Lushing, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 11, 2012 5:25 PM CST
In this Dec. 31 photo, Occupy Wall Street protesters celebrate in Zuccotti Park in New York.   (AP Photo/Stephanie Keith)

(Newser) BuzzFeed reports that Occupy Wall Street is on the lookout for its first employee: an accountant. A subcommittee within the movement called the OWS Accounting Working Group is interviewing for the position, although the actual hiring must ultimately be approved by the General Assembly—Occupy Wall Street's decision-making body. Donations have swelled OWS coffers to $230,000, not including a $100,000 bail fund for jailed Occupiers.

While hiring an accountant might not seem to jibe with the anti-Wall Street vibe, a member of the group's media team says the hire would "remove any issues of transparency by just kind of paying someone to do it, like an independent auditor in a way." The bookkeeper could also help with internal money disputes, such as the time Occupying drummers demanded $8,000 for their performances, writes Rosie Gray. Click for more.

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Jan 16, 2012 12:47 PM CST
Why wouldn't they hire an un-employed Accountant? See to me to be the right thing to do.
Jan 12, 2012 4:44 AM CST
So, FOX, you ready to stop with the "hand-out" propaganda and admit OWS is a job creator yet?
Jan 11, 2012 8:53 PM CST
im a little disappointed that its taken em so long to get to this point...i would prefer a group with its eyes set on opposing wall streets corruption be fully staffed with unemployed accountants...all disseminating the complicated information we need to know in the most practical and easily understood fashion...we need qualified people combing public records and demanding access to prosecutors...and lots of em