We Are Accountants (My friends)

With the festive financial fun and frolics that is the December month end nearly upon us, I thought I'd share with you one of my admittedly-not-quite Top 10 accounting hits to help get you in the mood.
So why not put down your calculator, minimise that tricky-looking spreadsheet and join in a good old fashioned accounting sing song!....
 
We Are Accountants
(An accounting anthem to be sung to the melody of the Queen smash hit)

I've paid my subs
Time after time
I've done my CPD
Filed accounts on time
 
And material errors
I've made a few
I've had my share of journals kicked in my face
But I've come through
 
We are accountants, my friends
And we'll keep on counting - 'til month end
We are accountants -
We are accountants
No time for lunch breaks
'Cause we are accountants - of the world -
 
I've taken work home
Had late conference calls -
You brought me useful provisions - and the documentation that goes with them -
I thank you all -
 
But it's been no box of Roses
No mid-month snooze
I consider it a challenge before that large audit case -
And I ain't gonna lose -
 
We are accountants, my friends
And we'll keep on counting - 'til month end
We are accountants -
We are accountants
No time for lunch break
'Cause we are accountants - of the world -

 
 © accountingcelebrity.com 2010
 Happy Christmas!

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carnmores's picture

doubtless to be played

carnmores | | Permalink

on radio Gaga

Nigel Hughes's picture

Well.....if you're in the mood for a song

Nigel Hughes | | Permalink

APB Pie
(with apologies to Don McLean)
A long long time ago, I can still remember
When my job used to make me smile
And I knew I could have a bash at saving  my clients loads of cash
And maybe we'd be happy for a while
But regulation made me shiver, with every standard they'd deliver
Bad news on the doorstep, I couldn't take one more step
I can't remember if I cried when I saw ISA three one five
But something touched me deep inside the day that Enron died

So why why oh APB why?
Do the standards get longer when you clarify?
Just one more schedule on an audit file
Oh that'll be the day that I die, that'll be the day that I die

Hey do you remember ATC?, PE 1 and an SSAP,
but nostalgia’s not what it used to be
And do you remember tick and bash, selecting samples, counting cash
And programmes that came from you and me
I saw you playing cricket with Jim with a ruler, a rubber and a rubbish bin
Awful coffee in a plastic cup, five pints at lunchtime down the pub
Oh this was a job we all could hack with a plastic briefcase and an audit pack
We did it all without looking back
Up to the day that Enron died

So why why oh APB why?
Do the standards get longer when you clarify?
Just one more schedule on an audit file
Oh that'll be the day that I die, that'll be the day that I die

I met a girl who sang the blues, so I asked her for some happy news
But she just smiled and turned away
And I went down to the stationery store, where I’d stolen tipex long before
But the man said no 7 column here today
And in the office the RI dreamed of full recovery on an audit fee
When there was no regulator but he had a texas calculator
And three things we treat with reverence, integrity, judgement and common sense
Shut down their laptops and hopped over the fence the day that Enron died

So why why oh APB why?
Do the standards get longer when you clarify?
Just one more schedule on an audit file
Oh that'll be the day that I die, that'll be the day that I die

 

carnmores's picture

Maybe i should have said radio Ha Ha

carnmores | | Permalink

american pie march 1972 one of my top ten

Nigel Hughes's picture

There are a few where that came from!

Nigel Hughes | | Permalink
carnmores's picture

Nigel

carnmores | | Permalink

bring them on!

Nigel Hughes's picture

Hmmm

Nigel Hughes | | Permalink

Be careful what you wish for. OK Here's one:

Every breath you take
(With apologies to Sting)
Every breath you take, every move you make
Every bond you break, every step you take
We’ll be watching you

Every single time, that you go on line
Every glass of wine, each report you sign
We’ll be watching you

Oh can’t you see, we’re the POB
How your heart will break, when we regulate

Every thing you pick, every mouse you click
Every stamp you lick, every box you tick
We’ll be watching you

You know we’re part of the FRC,
And we’ve got our mates in the APB
AIU and the FRRP,
Mess with us and you will see
Yourself up before the double ADB

Oh can’t you see, we’re the POB
How your heart will break, when we regulate

Every breath you take, every move you make
Every bond you break, every step you take
We’ll be watching you
 

carnmores's picture

LOL

carnmores | | Permalink

what a joy

New Record Label?

AccountingCelebrity | | Permalink

Well there certainly are some more potential smash hits out there - maybe we could release them all under the Accounting Records label?!

 

AC

Accounting records

pateldr | | Permalink

And how long do we have to keep the CDs for?

Nigel Hughes's picture

Or criminal records?

Nigel Hughes | | Permalink
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