Thursday, September 19, 2013

Imagining famous films with an accountancy theme

  1. 10 things I hate to accrue (starring Heath “Nominal” Ledger)
  2. Schindler’s Listing – A heartbreaking story about Schindler floating his company on the FTSE. 
  3. Dude! Where’s my FAR? – A comedy about two guys who misplace their Fixed Asset Register. 
  4. The Shawshank Exemption – a film about a wrongly convicted banker who helps guards avoid an audit [Bit ironic if you know what it was really about!]
  5. LIFO Pi - An abstract story about an unaccepted accounting estimate stranded on a boat with a tiger. 
  6. InSSAPtion – A sci-fi blockbuster hit about the implantation of statements of standard accounting practices into one’s subconscious.
  7. Star Wars: Annual Return of the Jedi – Luke Skywalker battles against an evil empire when he discovers they aren’t filing their annual returns with companies house on time.
  8. Accrual intentions – Sarah Michelle Gellar stars as a wealthy teenager taking Reese Witherspoon, a naïve student, under her wing to teach her the accruals concept. 
  9. Home A-Loan – an incredibly boring film about a child trying to get a mortgage but failing because he’s too young. 
  10. ICAEW Age – a group of animals teach the ACA to a lost child while avoiding sabre toothed tigers.
  11. Minority audit report – In a future where a special audit unit is able to establish whether accounts are true and fair before they start their fieldwork, an officer from that unit is himself accused of a future fraud. 
  12. The Signing – An auditor becomes possessed while on an away job in an isolated hotel where an evil and spiritual presence influences the RI, while his audit team sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future. 
  13. Final estimation – a group of young auditors try and fail to escape death after miscalculating depreciation charges.
  14. ACA Ventura: PET detective – Jim Carrey stars as a personal tax accountant who goes in search of a dolphin gifted as a potentially exempt transfer for inheritance tax purposes.
  15. Accrual Runnings – a team of Jamaican accountants with absolutely no knowledge of UKGAAP come to the UK and set up as an audit firm. Hilarity ensues.
I have been unable to trace the origin of this wonderful list. Anyone know to whom credit(!) should be given? 

Any more suggestions in a similar vein?
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