Talking with Barb Ackerman: Tax time means long nights
There was bright sun coming in through the windows of Barb Ackerman's office on Tuesday morning. It's about the only sun Ackerman gets to see these days. This is tax season, and Ackerman is an accountant. For her, the time from the start of the new year through April 15 is a blur of long days, tax forms and receipts. It can be exhausting, but Ackerman, who opened her own accounting office in 1983 likes the work and the people she works with.