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'Three Men Came in for a Beer…'; Twenty One Limericks About Accountants, Articled Clerks, and Academics

9 Pages Posted: 27 Jun 2014  

Rachel F. Baskerville

Victoria University of Wellington - School of Accounting and Commercial Law

Huw Rhys

University of Wales, Aberystwyth - School of Management and Business

Date Written: June 24, 2014

Abstract

This collection of 21 limericks is about accountants, articled clerks, accounting, and academics. It is for fun, to brighten a quiet day whilst you cruise around SSRN looking for something to progress your more serious research. Topics include limericks about accountants versus lawyers, IAS 41, earnings management, the doctoral student’s experience, the behaviour of articled clerks, CoCoA versus Fair Value, 'rules-based' versus ‘principles’, the asset definition, the leasing standard, consolidation and goodwill, impairment, the audit expectation gap, Anglo-Saxon accounting, Cultural values, what happens if your R-squares are zero, the merger of ICAA and NZICA, and Sir David Tweedie’s jokes. This group of limericks avoids the more tasteless (smutty) variety, much favoured by Limerick writers, and we are also avoiding a focus on the traditional accountant stereotype. We would welcome other contributions.

Keywords: limerick, accountant, articled clerk, academic

JEL Classification: M1

Suggested Citation

Baskerville, Rachel F. and Rhys, Huw, 'Three Men Came in for a Beer…'; Twenty One Limericks About Accountants, Articled Clerks, and Academics (June 24, 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2458639

Rachel F. Baskerville (Contact Author)

Victoria University of Wellington - School of Accounting and Commercial Law ( email )

Faculty of Commerce and Administration
PO Box 600
Wellington
New Zealand
006444636951 (Phone)
006444635076 (Fax)

HOME PAGE: http://www.victoria.ac.nz/sacl/staff/rachel-baskerville.aspx

Huw Rhys

University of Wales, Aberystwyth - School of Management and Business ( email )

Old College
King Street
SY23 2AX Aberystwyth, Ceredigion
United Kingdom

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