Amid all the work in our world of payroll, bookkeeping, finance, auditing, billing, budget analysis and processing, we’ve missed something really crucial — accounting humour!   

So we’ve pulled out some cartoons from the Robert Half archives, picked out our favourites to post today, and asked around for some accountant jokes to share. We also called on our cartoonist to create some more funny business for later this year.   

Meanwhile, crack a smile, let out a belly laugh, and THEN go back to work!

Comedy by the numbers

An accountant was having a hard time sleeping and went to see his doctor. "Doctor, I just can't get to sleep at night," he told him. "Have you tried counting sheep?" inquired the doctor. "That's the problem — I make a mistake and then spend three hours trying to find it."

Not enough accounting humor in your life right now? If you're looking for a change, send us your resume, and prepare to smile widely. 

Accounting humour in the clouds

Practical accounting jokes

Two accountants are in a bank, when a group of armed robbers burst in. While several of the robbers take the money from the tellers, others have the customers, including the accountants, line up against a wall and proceed to take their wallets, watches and purses. While this is going on, one accountant jams something into the hand of the accountant next to him. “What is this?” the accountant asks, to which the other one replies, “It’s that $50 I owe you.”

Humour by the numbers

Tax season arrived, and a man was looking for a good accountant to do his complex tax return. He walked into a prospective accountant’s office, and the accountant went over the services he could provide to the prospective client. Before the man left, he wanted to test the accountant’s number skills, so he said, “If you can tell me what 10,472 times 7 is without using a calculator, I will hire you today.” The accountant’s reply? “I can make the number whatever you want it to be.”

Questionable tax deductions