Accountants make truly excellent strategic alliances. They can broaden your prospecting base. They can add value and depth to the services you provide your clients. And they can make good on quite a lot of stereotypes. Just in time for Tax Day, seven accountant jokes that hit the nail on the head.
Two accountants are in a bank when armed robbers burst in. While several of the robbers take the money from the tellers, others line the customers up against a wall and proceed to take their wallets, watches, and other valuables. In the midst of the chaos, accountant No. 1 jams something in accountant No. 2’s hand. Without looking down, accountant No. 2 whispers, “What is this?” to which accountant number one replies, “It’s that $50 I owe you.”
An accountant is reading nursery rhymes to her young child. When she is finished, she answers her son’s question: “No, son. When Little Bo Peep lost her sheep that wouldn’t be tax deductible — but I like your thinking.”
An accountant goes into a pet shop to buy a parrot. The shop owner shows him three parrots on a perch and says, “The parrot on the left costs $500.” “Why does that parrot cost so much?” asks the accountant. “Well,” replies the owner, “it knows how to do complex audits.” “How much does the middle parrot cost?” asks the accountant. “That one costs $1,000 because it can do everything the first one can do, plus it knows how to prepare financial forecasts.” The startled accountant asks about the third parrot, to be told it costs $4,000. Needless to say, this begs the question, “What can it do?” to which the owner replies “To be honest, I’ve never seen him do a darn thing, but the other two call him Senior Partner.”