Yes, accountants can have fun: 10 accounting jokes that prove it!

accounting jokes

This year has been pants! There are no two ways about it, and if you’re anything like us you’ll be sick of all the doom and gloom. So, while we could do another blog on the furlough scheme extension, or how you really should get your self-assessment tax return in early to save lots of stress come January, we’ve decided to have a bit of fun instead.

Most people think accountants are boring, unfunny people, but that’s simply not true. While we might prefer to work with numbers, rather than words, that doesn’t mean we can’t have a bit of fun. So, without further ado, here are some accounting jokes to make you laugh. Enjoy!

  1. What is the definition of “accountant”?
    Someone who solves a problem you didn’t know you had in a way you don’t understand.

  2. Why don’t accountants read novels?
    Because the only numbers in them are page numbers.

  3. A fine is a tax for doing wrong. A tax is a fine for doing well.

  4. What do you call an accountant without a calculator?

  5. An accountancy student asks a partner to explain ethics in accountancy. The partner thinks for a moment and relates the following.

    ‘Mr Jones, one of our clients, came to see me last week and paid me his bill of £1,000 in cash. As he left, I counted the notes and they came to £1,100.

    The student said. ‘ I see. The ethics question is do I tell the client?’

    ‘No – the question is do I tell my partner’

  6. How can you tell when the chief accountant is getting soft?
    When he actually listens to marketing before saying no.

  7. What do you call a trial balance that doesn’t balance?
    A late night.

  8. You might be a tax accountant if …
    … you refer to your child as Deduction 214.

  9. An accountant, after reading a nursery rhyme to his child, says,
    “No, son. It wouldn’t be tax deductible when Little Bo Peep loses her sheep. But I like your thinking.”

  10. A young accountant fresh out of college is interviewed by the owner of a small business.
    “I need someone with an accounting degree,” says the man. “But mainly I’m looking for someone to do my worrying for me. I have lots of things to worry about, but I want someone else to worry about money matters.”

    “OK,” says the accountant. “How much are you offering?”

    “You can start at £55,000 a year,” says the owner.

    “That’s a great salary!” says the young accountant. “How can a business like yours afford to pay so much?”

    “That,” says the man, “is your first worry.”

We hope these accounting jokes made you smile, and if you do need some accounting advice, please get in touch. We’ll be happy to help.

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