You know how Google offers you suggestions as to what others have searched for with the same opening words as you have typed in the search box?Here are the top examples of popular questions and searches on Google, that begin: Why are accountants...
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Friday, October 01, 2021
The company personnel department had carefully interviewed dozens of people for the job of assistant to the financial director.The head of HR thought that one candidate - Stuart - seemed ideal.
Stuart had been to a major public school. He wasn't a qualified accountant but did have a masters degree in business administration. He satisfied all of the psychological profile checks the company employed and generally impressed the head of HR.
'Stuart,' said the FD, I've decided to offer you the job. And as you've impressed us so much I'm happy to start you off on a slightly higher salary than the one advertised. We'll pay you £36,000 a year.
'Thank you,' replied Stuart. 'But how much is that per month?
Friday, September 24, 2021
After a lengthy tax investigation has concluded the accountant invites his opposite number, an attractive lady tax inspector out for a drink.
They go to the bar of a local hotel. After a few drinks they decide to 'get a room'.When the subject of contraception is raised the accountant gets a first hand lesson in the difference between neglect, wilful default and fraud - as explained by the tax inspector:
It would be neglect if you said you'd not brought one with you;
It would be wilful default if you refused to wear the one that I've brought with me; and
It would be fraud if you told me that you've had the snip!
Friday, September 17, 2021
Friday, September 10, 2021
- Accounting is just about maths
- Accounting services are expensive
- Accountants are boring
- Accounting is all about helping clients pay less tax
- It's important to have an accounting degree before you start
- Tax is payable by reference to turnover (rather than profit)
- Profit and cash are the same
- If there's money in the bank we must be doing alright
- You don't need an accountant if you use Xero or QBO
- Accountants all make loads of money and are loaded
Credit to AAT for their recent social media activity that generated the above suggestions.
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