I spent last Sunday afternoon preparing my annual tax return. Doing so reminded me why I cut short my accounting career :) Here are some recent news items on the topic of accountants. 1. "Fly on the wall has firm's e-mail abuzz for four hours" <http://news.scotsman.com/uk.cfm?id=717522005> "In the latest embarrassing e-mail chain to leak out of the corporate world, it seems a team of London accountants spent more than four hours debating what to do about a fly buzzing around their office... 'It's hard to believe such a minor issue has troubled the brains of one of the most successful firms in the world'" 2. "Accountants struggle with creativity: study" <http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200508/s1447754.htm> "Two Hong Kong researchers have concluded that accountants use anything but flowery language in their work and have immense difficulty when creativity is required" 3. "Extreme accounting" <http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_1327454.html> "Accountants visit challenging locations like mountain tops, seabeds, caves and rollercoasters. And, inspired by the extreme ironing craze, they take their work with them" 4. "Blokey jobs encourage baby boys, study says" <http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200505/s1374229.htm> "Couples desperate to produce a son could boost their chances if one or both of them switches to a 'masculine' profession such as engineering or account- ancy, a report has said" 5. "Accountants are kings among U.S. 2005 graduates" [expired link] <http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20050605/bs_nm/economy_jobs_dc> "Hot degrees in 2005 included business administration, management and elect- rical or mechanical engineering, according to a survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers. But no degree is more in demand than accounting, where the starting salary averages $44,564 [US]"
Wednesday, October 5, 2005
Posted by Bruno at 11:38am