There’s nothing like a good chuckle, especially when you’re working in the occasionally boring world of accounting. 

We sifted through the best accounting jokes Reddit has to offer and put them all in one place to brighten up your day. 

Be sure to check out the /r/AccountingHumor community when you’re done here for even more laughs! 

Table of Contents

1. Why did the auditor cross the road?

Why did the auditor cross the road?
Because that's what he did last year.
Auditor crossing road joke, (u/Rayvataccounting)

2. How does Santa’s accountant value his sleigh?

Net Present Value.

3. Did you know the IRS now offers a tax credit on the purchase of marijuana?

You just have to file a joint return.

4. Consult a tax professional.

Google article telling you to consult a tax professional but you are the tax professional.

Person crying while staring into his computer
But you are the tax professional, (u/tsuizhen)

5. Why do accountants make great lovers?

Something something double entry.

6. There are 3 kinds of people out there.

Those who can count and those who can’t.

7. Is coffee a liquid asset?


8. LIFO the party.


9. Young CPAs’ favorite accounting jokes.

Young CPAs Tell Their Favorite Accounting Jokes by NJCPA

From (u/lkjihuy)

10. What do you call a gang of accountants?

Laughing dog image

What do you call a hang of accountants?

Accrue, (u/averagejoey2000)

11. The GAAP.

Mind the GAAP

12. Why did the auditor crap their pants?

They didn’t have any internal controls.

13. Some things never change.

Me as an intern: What is deferred tax
Me as a senior: what is deferred tax

14. How many auditors does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

I don’t know, how many did we use last year?

15. Happens every time.

16. Why do accountants love holidays?

Less traffic on their way to work.

17. Did you hear about the cannibal CPA?

She charges an arm and a leg.

18. A mathematician, an engineer, and an accountant walk into a bar.

The bartender asks, “What’s two plus two?” and each present their answer:

Mathematician: “I can prove to you that an answer exists.”

Engineer: “I can give you the answer with up to two decimal points accuracy.”

Accountant: “Whatever you want it to be.”


19. I’m literally a second monitor.

Thank You For Changing My Life

I'm literally a second monitor
Thank You For Changing My Life, (u/chaiSakura31)

20. Yo girl, are you a zero APR loan?

Because I don’t really understand your terms, and you keep saying you have no interest.

21. I got 1099 problems but an audit ain’t one.


22. Why do accountants get excited for the weekend?

Because they get to wear casual clothes to work.

23. I’m fine.

Twitter by the user @TheBig4Tweets

accountants say 'I'm fine' pout another cup of coffee and open a new spreadsheet
Founded by u/phonyaccountant

24. It’s been proven 5 out of 4 people can’t understand fractions.


25. Why did the accountant get dehydrated?

He didn’t have enough liquid assets.

26. Let’s fill out a 1040.

You’re a 10, and I’m 40.

27. No need for an account.

No need for an account by MarcGatland


28. An accountant goes to his doctor complaining of insomnia.

The doctor asks, “Have you ever tried counting sheep?”

He replies, “Doctor, that’s the problem…I start counting sheep, make a mistake, and then spend several hours trying to find it.”


29. Is zero a good number?

Is zero a good number?
Depends on the context.
Bank balance? No.
Bank Reconciliation? Yes
Zero can be a good number, (u/nifty_nomi)



31. What’s an accountant’s favorite drink?


32. Barney’s reaction to Ben’s accounting jokes compilation.

Parks and Recs Barney’s reaction to Ben’s accounting jokes compilation


33. Accountants work their assets off.


34. Where do accountants shop for pants?


35. Accountants at 3 am.

Morty from Rick and Morty sleeping

Accountants at 3am: Did I do my timesheets. 
Morty waking up and and staring at the camera.

36. A balance sheet is like a bikini. 

What it reveals is interesting, but what it hides is crucial.

37. Public accounting video series.

Short public accounting video series by witn3ssthefitn3ss


38. We have technology.

"You're an accountant, so you can do math off the top of you head"

Image of Patrick point to a computer to Spongebob saying, "We have technology"

In closing

Did any of these best accounting jokes make you laugh? If you managed to crack a smile, then you’ve got the humor of a seasoned accountant!

Don’t forget to share these jokes with your co-workers in your workspace and check out more memes on /r/AccountingHumor.

Tammy Dang is a staff writer for Shoeboxed covering productivity, organization, and digitization how-to guides for the home and office. Her favorite organization tip is “1-in-1-out.” And her favorite app for managing articles and deadlines is

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