Definition of an Accountant....A walking, talking calculator
Definition of a very expensive calculator… anything that moves at any of the big four firms of accountants
Enron, WorldCom and Parma lat… The Accounting Profession's version of the old adage 'waiting ages for a bus and 3 turn up at once'
Little Girl (pre nursery) to her Mummy after hearing about the Enron, WorldCom and Parmalat shenanigans…Mummy, Mummy, I wanna be an accountant... hush, hush little one, go over there and play with your calculator
Same little girl to her mummy…. Mummy if I play with my calculator will I become an accountant …with plenty of practice you might do
What's the 1st entry on every accountant's birthday/Christmas prezzie wish list…? A new calculator
The same little girl to her mummy… Mummy, mummy…I've had plenty of practice on my calculator… can I work for PWC… Little one, you'll have to wait a few years, I'm not sure if they are hiring straight from pre nursery… I'll tell you what though, I'll get your father to draw up a professional looking certificate saying that you're a qualified calculator user, I'll send that off to PWC… and we'll see what they say