Do people bother with tidy working paper files anymore?

I trained and worked for many years in medium sized practices, and had my own practice up until a few years ago - I now do a bit of subcontract work for a few local small practices. What I am seeing more and more is a lack of tidy working paper files and I wonder if I'm a bit old fashioned now?

I was always taught to keep tidy files with an index, referenced working papers ,which were crossed referenced as well, with file notes etc and used to insist my staff did the same. But practices now just seem to have a bundle of papers with a few notes here and there - is this the norm now?

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Times have changed

Adrian Pearson |
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Excel

Anonymous |

Been there, done that

adam.arca |

No excuse for untidy working papers

ChrisDL |

Working papers

Anonymous |

Throw the files out ......

cymraeg_draig |
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In my time

Anonymous |

PAPERLESS SYSTEM

robbieb666 |

Real life and Practice Assurance

Anonymous |

file structure such as Mercia?

Anonymous |

Mercia File Structure

robbieb666 |

Is Paperless really the answer?

ldanon.stern.co.uk |
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PAPERLESS SYSTEM

robbieb666 |

Sounds like my kind of firm!

ChrisDL |

Proper Working Papers

sandralee |

working papers

RICARDO6 |

Working papers a dinasour?

richardterhorst |
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Would you be happy to name that programme/package ?

Anonymous |

Caseware probably

robbieb666 |

Reminds me of the time when......

paulwakefield1 |

Real world here

Anonymous |

I suppose..

paulwakefield1 |

Paperless Working Papers

Optegra |

Paperless working 'paper' files

Anonymous |