• Big 4

    This New Deloitte Anthem Is Sweeping the Globe

    By | January 18, 2018

    Over the years, Big 4 employees have tried (and mostly failed) to compose anthems, jingles, raps, and other musical variations to express their feelings about their firm. They come from all over the world and range in quality from god-awful to audibly tolerable. A couple years back, erstwhile GC Australian correspondent Chris Hooper compiled the best of the worst into a post. He even created a playlist. That’s just the type of guy Chris is.

    Today, we’re happy to report that a new tune has been added to the Big 4 jingle canon. It was sent to Going Concern via a guerrilla email account, so apparently, the sender doesn’t want any credit. Anyway, the song originated in Germany and, according to the email chain, quickly moved to the U.K., Ireland, and hopped over to the U.S where it’s spread from coast to coast.

    It’s called “Making an Impact That Matters” and the lyrics came with it (they appear at the end of the post), so I guess anyone who wants to sing along will be able to.

    To keep things easy, I converted the audio file and threw it up on YouTube. Here you go:

    As I said, the song has made its way around the world, and the reviews are, shall we say, mixed. Here are few hot takes (we’ve withheld names to protect the innocent):

    • “In case you need any reason to love Deloitte anymore.”
    • “One excited new hire.”
    • “I’m just happy he included lyrics so I can sing along.”
    • “So pissed.”
    • “After all these years of waiting, there is finally a Deloitte song.”
    • “Here’s an afternoon pick up if you haven’t heard of this yet.”
    • “So you’re telling me that you didn’t make a song when you joined the firm?”
    • “In busy season tradition, here is my attempt to keep you guys up on the latest music trends…”
    • “I hope you enjoy this tune and play it every morning as you get ready for work this busy season…”
    • “tragic”
    • “listen to this tragedy”
    • “I can’t.”

    Everyone’s a critic.

    We’ve reached out to the composer with questions and will update this post if we hear back. For now, get this tune stuck in your head.

    Verse 1:
    We were born united,
    But we ́re searching,
    For a voice of our own,
    To make an impact that matters.
    We were born united,
    But we ́re searching,
    For a voice of our own,
    To make an impact that matters.

    Bridge:
    And you win us over,
    the moment we moved in closer,
    and then your whisper,
    turns into:

    Chorus:
    Deloitte is calling, is calling,
    Is calling out your name.
    Deloitte is calling, is calling,
    Is calling out your name.

    Interlude

    Verse 2:
    It is getting louder,
    With ev ́ry breath we take,
    Give us the power,
    Creating the sound of our own.

    Bridge:
    And you win us over,
    the moment we moved in closer,
    and then your whisper,
    turns into:

    Chorus:
    Deloitte is calling, is calling,
    Is calling out your name.
    Deloitte is calling, is calling,
    Is calling out your name.

    Bridge:
    And you win us over,
    the moment we moved in closer,
    and then your whisper,
    turns into:

    Chorus:
    Deloitte is calling, is calling,
    Is calling out your name.
    Deloitte is calling, is calling,
    Is calling out your name.

    Deloitte is calling, is calling,
    Is calling out your name.
    Deloitte is calling, is calling,
    Is calling out your name.

    Chorus fade out.

    • Ron Burgundy

      Commando would’ve said to quit auditing and play with lady feet

      #BringBackCommando

    • Andrew Y

      22 seconds.

    • D’Angelo

      The D doesn’t stand for dignity.

    • James Ransome

      You’re missing the best one 🙂 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UfKnPJNthIE

      #proudlyDeloitte

    • sludgemonkey

      Grammy Awards with EY holding the envelope? Not a winner I suspect,

    • willie phuister

      lol, deloitte is no longer an audit firm; it represents about 10% of their business. has become a joke.

      • James Ransome

        Yoh, shots fired!