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9 Accounting Jokes to Liven Up Your Day

Now that tax season is over, accountants finally have space to lighten up and take a beach day — or keep working (whatever makes you happiest). We know how hard you work and wanted to put together a resource to give you a much-needed and well-deserved break. Here are — in this writer’s opinion — 9 accounting jokes to liven up your day:

Joke #1:

“Remember to tell the IRS your actual job rather than saying you work in finance like you do to impress dates.”

-via Someecards

Joke #2:

“I might be more impressed with your job in the financial services industry if I had the foggiest idea of what you actually do.”

-via Someecards

Joke #3:

“Getting a new job is a great way to not have to lie about what you do.”

-via Someecards

Joke #4:

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.”

-via Nichole Morford at LifeHealthPro

Joke #5:

“An accountant is having a hard time sleeping and goes to see his doctor. “Doctor, I just can’t get to sleep at night,” he says. “Have you tried counting sheep?” inquires the doctor. “That’s the problem — I make a mistake and then spend three hours trying to find it.”

-via Nichole Morford at LifeHealthPro

Joke #6:

What is the definition of an accountant? Someone who solves a problem you did not know you had in a way you don’t understand.”

via Groco

Joke #7:

“What is the definition of a good tax accountant?Someone who has a loophole named after him.”

via Groco

Joke #8:

“Why do some accountants decide to become actuaries? They find bookkeeping too exciting.”

-via NoCo CPAs

Joke #9:

“What’s an accountant’s idea of trashing his hotel room? Refusing to fill out the guest comment card.”

-via NoCo CPAs

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