Jane McGuire

Our top 10 bookkeeping jokes

Our top ten bookkeeping jokes

First published date October 31 2014 Amended date February 19 2016

We thought long and hard about bookkeeping and tried to bring you something fun, however the best we could think of was pictures of animals counting. After testing the water with our wonderful finance team, it turns out they didn’t find this quite as funny as we did. On reflection, we decided to bring you our top ten bookkeeping jokes instead – sit back and enjoy! (And here’s a picture of a cat anyway). 

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What is the definition of ‘accountant’?

Someone who solves a problem you didn’t know you had in a way you don’t understand. 


What does an accountant say when you ask him the time?

It's 9.18 am and 12 seconds; no wait - 13 seconds, no wait - 14 seconds, no wait...... 

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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.’


What is the difference between tax avoidance and tax evasion?


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Welcome to the accounting department, where everybody counts.

Behind every accountant....

Is a substantial amount of coffee


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If you are ready to put away the joke books (and the counting cats) and find the bookkeeping course of your dreams, why not take a look at the options listed on Hotcourses? If you have a head for numbers and the drive to get into the industry, we have the course to help. 


Jane McGuire

Jane McGuire received her BA (English) from the University of Loughborough. A yoga enthusiast with a sweet tooth, in her spare time you will probably find Jane in the gym or online shopping.