Hi All - I am a psychologist in private practice, East Coast USA. I am starting to learn more about the business side of things, but have a lot to learn. Currently, I am having difficulty with a business partner who handles the books. I am the head of the practice, but this person (not a psychologist) does not want me to see the books, or have my name on the bank or credit card accounts, b/c he feels that (as he puts it), he knows the business side, and I should just let him do his job (finances), while i do mine (clinical psychology). But, again as chief psychologist in the practice (of which I am also majority owner), I want access to all the books, line by line, as well as to bank and credit card accounts. As view only. I don't want to meddle with the accounts, but i want access, understanding of them, and oversight. Am I out of bounds here, as my partner is suggesting? I believe I have a right to see ll the books/accounts, and a responsibility (to the business, and to the 12 or so clinicians who work for us). Any thoughts from any of the business people out there, would be much appreciated. Should a head of a company have access to all records he or she wants, on an ongoing basis? or is that meddling?