November 20, 2018

cartoons

This Cartoon Video Explaining the Luxembourg Tax Schemes Is Perfect

Share it with the kids! Is it me or does the accountant bear a striking resemblance to Bob Moritz? I'm sure it's just a coincidence.  [YouTube, Earlier]

Here’s a Clip From The Beatles Cartoon Episode ‘Taxman’ for Your Viewing Enjoyment

The Tax Analysts Twitter feed shared this earlier and it's pretty great. It's campy, it's nostalgic, it's a George song. What's not to like?   

CAQ’s Audit Committee Explainer Is a Perfect Commercial Filler for Your Saturday Morning Cartoon Lineup

According to CAQ's YouTube page, this was posted back on July 30 (SOX's birthday, no less) but was tweeted earlier this afternoon so we figured it was worth sharing: 

This ‘Fighting Fraud’ Video from the CAQ Isn’t Going to Help That Expectations Gap Problem Auditors Love to Complain About

Most people like to learn in some sort of visual fashion. Reading? BORING. Lectures? AWFUL. There needs to be action, bright colors, and a damsel in distress — bonus points if there's a scene of frontal nudity — to get people to pay attention for longer than five minutes.  Investors in public companies are no […]

The Center For Audit Quality Has Animated Auditors For Your Learning Pleasure

For your daily dose of YouTube-based comical entertainment, Prof Albrecht (via Bob Jensen) has shared a new video brought to us by the Center for Audit Quality which seeks to explain for the unwashed masses what auditors do. As Albrecht so eloquently points out, there is not a single mention of what happens when auditors […]

CPA Exam Candidate’s Study Break Results in Caption Ingenuity

As many of you are painfully aware, accountants aren’t generally known for their sense of humor. DUIs? Maybe. Organizational skills? Definitely. Freakish ability to memorize a dictionary’s worth of FASB ASCs? Sadly, yes.

But every now and then, the world is blessed with an accountant who smashes the mold.

Case in point, 24-year-old David Woodbridge. A native of Lake Forest, IL, Woodbridge just won the New Yorker’s caption contest for his chortle-worthy caption which appeared in the magazine’s October 10th issue. Odds of winning the contest are estimated at 1 in 10,000 due to the large number of submissions, according to the magazine’s cartoon editor. Anyone care to take a guess on the odds that an accountant could win the contest?

The best part of the story? He came up with the winning entry while taking a break from studying for the CPA exam:

Woodbridge said he first tried the contest about three years ago but gave up after not winning after several attempts. Upon graduating from college, he decided to try the weekly contest again this summer while studying for the CPA exam.

Now I know what you’re asking… what was this hilarious caption?

Woodbridge’s winning caption was “Looks like they’re making cuts at the top” to a drawing of two janitors standing in the lobby of a building with headless corporate executives entering the building around them. He beat out “I dare anyone to say we missed a spot” and “It seems a bit extreme, but it does keep the zombies away” to win an original drawing of his captioned cartoon (valued at $250).

Uhhh… congrats?