Some quotes about accounting

Accounting Department, Grossman-Weinfield Mill...

For the fun, I decided to do a search of some websites who provide famous quotes for this post. I searched using simply the word “accounting” and here are a few of the results. Enjoy.

Balanced budget requirements seem more likely to produce accounting ingenuity than genuinely balanced budgets. 

Thomas Sowell 

I’ve met them down in the Cost and Accounting Department, clean-shaven and in white collars. They can’t see a damn thing ridiculous about themselves… only about you. 

Jean Shepherd 

Mark-to-market accounting is like crack. Don’t do it. 

Andrew Fastow 

I have made the tough decisions, always with an eye toward the bottom line. Perhaps it’s time America was run like a business.

Donald Trump

I never get the accountants in before I start up a business. It’s done on gut feeling, especially if I can see that they are taking the mickey out of the consumer.

Richard Branson



About martinjquinn

I am an accounting academic, accountant and author based near Dublin, Ireland.

One response to “Some quotes about accounting”

  1. Mark P. Holtzman says :

    Reblogged this on Freaking Accountant and commented:
    Martin’s Accounting Blog is one of my favorites (or, as he would say, “favourites”).

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