Accounting Swear Words
Everyday Annoying, Irritating and Stress-Inducing Financial Terms
We accountants are generally a placid, mild-mannered lot.
Soothed by spreadsheets. Calmed by credits. Reassured by reconciliations.
So why then
"Call that a reconciliation??!!"
It's Accounting Swear Words - those everyday accounting and office terms that are guaranteed to really, really, really annoy any accountant!
So, if you're new to Accountancy or have been invited to a meeting with the Financial Controller, or you're just planning to pass through the Finance Department, don't put your foot in it!
We strongly suggest that you wise up on the words and phrases below.
Repairs & Maintenance
Qualified audit report
Unmatched Purchase Order
Notes to the Accounts
See also: CFO Swear Words