You know there’s a lot of jokes about accountants? There’s loads of them. Among them are:
1. If an accountant’s wife cannot sleep, what does she say?
“Darling, could you tell me about your work.”
2. A patient was at her doctor’s office after undergoing a complete physical exam. The doctor said, “I have some very grave news for you. You only have six months to live.”
The patient asked, “Oh doctor, what should I do?”
The doctor replied, “Marry an accountant.”
“Will that make me live longer?” asked the patient.
“No,” said the doctor, “But it will SEEM longer.”
3. An accountant is having a hard time sleeping and goes to see his doctor. “Doctor, I just can’t get to sleep at night.”
“Have you tried counting sheep?”
“That’s the problem – I make a mistake and then spend three hours trying to find it.
Anyway, regardless of the jokes conjured up to make fun of accountants, they’re not quite true. Accountants are not that boring or lame or have no sense of humour. They do. They’re just like the rest of us and they can be pretty exciting character if you get to know them very well.
Without accountants, our life would be quite a mess, and accountant don’t just do your tax and helps you balance out your ledger or cashbook. Accounting branches into many areas. Among them are forensic accounting.
Forensic accounting is the specialty practice area of accountancy that describes engagements that result from actual or anticipated disputes or litigation. In other words, if there’s any disputes about your company account, forensic accountants will be the one who do the investigation on your accounts.
Some forensic accountants may just specialize in insurance claims, personal injury claims, fraud, construction, or royalty audits.
I received a small amount royalties for my books. And so…out of curiosity, I look up Forths Forensic Accountants for some advice regarding royalty audits. And guess what? The Forensic Accountants are not just boring professionals they’re stigmatized to be. They are friendly and patient people who helped me understand the trade of accountings and the importance of auditing my accounts in a fun and easy way.
Cleffairy: Every man is a teacher. Regardless of their occupations.