Jokes for Accounting Students
Ever heard,"Old accountants never die. They just got out of balance."?
To live forever, remember: debit equals credit, always!

Responsibility and Being responsible

Interviewer to prospective employee,
"We'd like to find somebody who's responsible..."

"Yes, you've got me! Everytime something went wrong, they said I was responsible."

Question: How easy is it to teach the computer a human language?


Perspective and Relevance

An Aggie Mom's letter to her son,
"I know you don't read fast. So, I am going to write very slowly..."

Information provider's productivity and user's cabability...


About Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)

Question: What is GAAP?

Answer: The difference between accounting theory and practice.


Oh! I see.

A young American went to North Ireland for a fishing expedition. After two weeks of catching absolute nothing, he finally caught a small salmon on the last day of the trip. He turned to his tour guide and complained,

"This salmon costs me $500!"

"Ha! Aren't you glad that you didn't catch two?", the tour guide retorted.

hmmmm, talking about variable costs and fixed costs....


Look no beyond...

Patient to the eye doctor,

"Whenever I drink coffee, I have this sharp, excruciating pain."

"If you remember to remove the spoon from the cup before drinking, you should never have the pain again.",
so prescribed, the doctor.

Cost variance investigation decision: inspect the work floor first.


I beg your pardon!

Clip from A Movie:

An American man to a Japanese woman at her desk,
"Hey! What's cooking?"

"NO! Not cooking! I'm typing!", she replied.

Communication: or miscommunication?


What does it take to recruit a birlliant student into accounting?

The following story is contributed by a student. Although I won't consider the story a"joke", I thought it's funny (like Life in These United States) and hope you have fun reading it.

  I wanted to share with you the funny bumper sticker that I saw last year.  It goes, "Accountants work their assets off!"  Well, what made it rather funnier than the sticker itself was that the car in front of me which was driving rather slow early morning in the dark, a red 4 door sedan with the paint faded away, seemed so miserable, and I could see this poor guy dragging himself to work every morning wondering, "why did I choose accounting?"  It kinda made me stop to think about choosing my major.  When I got to school that morning, I told my friend in ACCT2301 who is determined to major in accounting just to scare him off a little.  Of course, he got a crack out of it.  Not only that, he now has talked me into majoring in accounting, and we both have been taking same courses ever since.

Contributed by Nozomi Inoguchi

Not Enough?

Link to 'Jokes for the Accountant'. Yeah! You don't think all accountants are boring, do you?


Have a nice day! :-)


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