Friday, December 04, 2009

Now For Some Accounting Humour!

You cannot really have business and finance humour without hitting on the accountants, so here goes:

Q: When does a person decide to become an accountant?
A: When he realises he does not have the charisma to succeed as an undertaker.


Q: Why do some accountants decide to become actuaries?

A: They find bookkeeping too exciting.


Q. Why do audit firms only have 10 minute coffee breaks?

A. If the breaks were longer, they'd have to retrain all the staff.


A patient was at her doctor's office after undergoing a complete physical exam. The doctor said, "I have some very grave news for you. You only have six months to live."

The patient asked, "Oh doctor, what should I do?"

The doctor replied, "Marry an accountant."

"Will that make me live longer?" asked the patient.

"No," said the doctor, "but it will SEEM longer."


A 54-year-old accountant leaves a letter for his wife one evening which read: "Dear Wife, I am 54 years old, and by the time you get this letter I will be at the Grand Hotel with my beautiful and sexy eighteen year old secretary."

When he arrived at the hotel, there was a letter waiting for him that read as follows: "Dear Husband, I too am 54 years old, and by the time you receive this letter I will be at the Savoy Hotel with my eighteen year old toy boy. Because you are an accountant, you will surely appreciate that l8 goes into 54 many more times than 54 goes into 18."


There once was a business owner who was interviewing people for a division manager position. He decided to select the individual that could answer the question "how much is 2+2?"

The engineer
pulled out his slide rule and shuffled it back and forth, and finally announced, "It lies between 3.98 and 4.02".

The mathematician
said, "In two hours I can demonstrate it equals 4 with the following short proof."

The physicist
declared, "It's in the magnitude of 1x101."

The logician
paused for a long while and then said, "This problem is solvable."

The social worker
said, "I don't know the answer, but I a glad that we discussed this important question.

The attorney
stated, "In the case of Svenson vs. the State, 2+2 was declared to be 4."

The trader
asked, "Are you buying or selling?"

The accountant
looked at the business owner, then got out of his chair, went to see if anyone was listening at the door and pulled the drapes. Then he returned to the business owner, leaned across the desk and said in a low voice, "What would you like it to be?"


How accountants do it...

Accountants do it by the book.

Accountants do it within budget.

Accountants do it to the bottom line.

Accountants do it with double entries.
Accountants do it between spreadsheets.
Accountants are Certified to do it in Public.
Accountants do it without losing their balance.


You might be an Accountant if...
    you had no idea that GAP is also a clothing store.

  • during the movie Indecent Proposal you did a NPV calculation in your head.

p/s photos: Suzanne Sae

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