The Accountant’s (Bad) Joke Book

Need a Laugh?
Okay, maybe just a chuckle and the occasional groan?

We’ve done our best to compile all the (mostly) decent jokes we can find about accountants. (Some are even funny!)

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  • The difference between introverted and extroverted accountants?
  • What do you call an accountant without a spreadsheet?
  • How many auditors does it take to change a light bulb?
  • How many cost accountants does it take to change a light bulb?
  • Do you know the three kinds of accountants?
  • Why do accountants make great lovers?


  • Relevant and funny. Well, most of them. There are a few groaners.
  • Was a fun read
  • most are old jokes but good to see them all in 1 place
  • I'd give it a 10 but that's reserved for the 7 wonders of the world and those who walk on water
  • most of them made me just groan but some were clever
  • it's good to laugh at ourselves once in a while...
  • Many will be useful to spice up presentations and amuse my spouse! Thanks for sharing!
  • I thought the jokes are pretty accurate, I’ve worked with accountants for 9 years now.
  • Most of the jokes I've heard before.
  • I think I have heard some of the jokes before.
  • funny stuff, some a little too corny
  • Didn't like the dirty joke about husband and wife age 54.
  • made me laugh all morning!
  • Not all jokes are funny, but then I am not an accountant.
  • More good than really bad!
  • some of the jokes I already knew but it's great to have them all together in one file. My students love them!!
  • Pretty good...a few were very good! Thanks
  • Some funny jokes in there, good job!
  • Some lame, others a good chuckle. Our stereotype continues to flourish!!
  • it certainly is for those in the business. The public would not care or understand.
  • The "jokes" are really bad!
  • I'm an accountant, but I do have a sense of humor
  • It's funny, just not side splitting funny
  • It compiles many of the profession's jokes and helped relieve tension and boost morale. Who says the only creative accountants worked for Enron and Arthur Anderson?
  • Many of the jokes caused just a smile, but 18 into 54 was very funny!
  • A couple of good ones. Most of them are old. Heard it all before.
  • I enjoyed most of them but there were a few groaners in there!
  • It's funny, and CPAs need to laugh sometimes.
  • I enjoy the humor and it is always interesting how accountants are perceived by the public.
  • great to have for speaking engagements
  • It was funnier then hell! I can't believe you guys (and I'm guessing it's more guys than girls) put in the joke about the 54 and 18 year old.
  • Most of the jokes were pretty funny, because they were true.
  • Nothing is perfect!
  • Very cute humor.
  • Some made me chuckle, some made me laugh out loud and all made me forward a copy to other accountants and to my family. Thanks very much!
  • Most were pretty funny, only a few missed the mark
  • Some of the jokes are older than the hills eg the 2+2
  • Cute but not side splitting.
  • It made me laugh.
  • These were cute jokes to tell fellow CPAs
  • Loved the PriceWaterhouseCoopers line.
  • Some good jokes, some not so good.
  • The jokes are clean and just fun!
  • Some I've heard before, some were twists on other jokes I've heard, some were new.
  • Some of them are way too accurate!! :)
  • The jokes are funny and entertaining. None of them made me 'cringe' for being in bad taste.
  • I laughed at about 70% of the jokes or 69.95%.
  • Love that all the jokes are in one place, but some of them are really bad or take too much explanation!
  • Always a stress reducer to laugh at yourself or a group you're associated with!
  • Many classics, but also some new ones.
  • some jokes funny some old some bad
  • It was funny, but some of the jokes were a little to dry for my sense of humor.
  • Brightened my day!
  • Got a real kick out of it. But some of them were just so bad, I couldn't quite give it a 10. Some of them are so on point it cracks me up I printed it out and my colleagues are enjoying it right now. We saw our boss in several of these!
  • It was funny? I passed to my Ph.D. in Accounting candidate son and he thought it was great as well.
  • It made me chuckle out loud!
  • I thought it was funny but as an accountant, I didn't love it.
  • Can I send it to select clients for Xmas? They agree with the most of the jokes. Thanks!
  • Because us older accountants never die. We just lose our balance
  • Most of the jokes were terrible, but I had a ball reading them!
  • I haven't been able to read through the whole thing, but was entertained and thought that it was a good idea!
  • I shared it with my staff and it helps ease some of the stress we are going through after one of our co-workers passed away.


CPE: Not applicable. (Are you kidding?)