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32,826. In the corporate world sometimes things aren’t exactly black and white when it comes to accounting procedures. (Bush & Accounting & Corporation) George W Bush
41,343. So please give generously to this address: The League for Fighting Chartered Accountancy, 55 Lincoln House, Basil Street, London SW3. Monty Python’s Flying Circus s1e10, Untitled
41,344. It’s fun to charter an accountant
And sail the wide accountant-sea.
To find, explore the funds off shore
And scourge the shoals of bankruptcy.
It can be manly insurance
We’re up your premiums semi-annually.
It’s all tax-deductible and fairly incorruptible
Sailing on the wide accountant-sea. Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life 1983 starring Graham Chapman & John Cleese & Terry Gilliam & Eric Idle & Terry Jones & Michael Palin & Carol Cleveland & Patricia Quinn & Judy Loe & Simon Jones & Matt Frewer & Jane Leeves et al, director Terry Jones
41,345. Few have heard of Fra Luca Pacioli, the inventor of double-entry bookkeeping; but he has probably had much more influence on human life than has Dante or Michelangelo. Herbert J Muller
41,346. Never call an accountant a credit to his profession; a good accountant is a debit to his profession. Charles Lyell
41,347. Did you ever hear of a kid playing accountant - even if they wanted to be one? Jackie Mason
42,528. Enron’s accounting firm Arthur Anderson had begun destroying its Enron files. On October 23rd Anderson shredded more than one ton of paper. (Corporation & Accounting) Enron: The Smartest Guys In The Room 2005, written McLean & Elkind & Gibney
42,801. The very foundation of the market - the numbers that represented the sanctity of the market, the reliability of the market - were becoming unreliable because the accountants had violated the trust government had placed in them. (Market & Accountant) Arthur Levitt, Chairman Securities & Exchange Commission 1993-2001
73,625. This is more than can be said for Geoffrey Robinson, Blair’s first Paymaster General, who has now been found to have been a beneficiary of the generous crook Robert Maxwell – to the tune of £200,000, no less, the cheque which Robinson just cannot find. Robinson’s connections with the accountants Arthur Andersen, which raised funds for New Labour, have been exposed in a recent book by Tom Bower, just in time for the Enron scandal. Enron went bust last year in a spectacular bankruptcy caused by various imaginative accounting devices dreamed up by Andersen. From 1994 to 1996 Andersen’s sister company employed Patricia Hewitt, a rising star in New Labour, and cooperated generously with New Labour before and after the 1997 election. Its main aim in life – to remove the ban on it imposed by the former Tory government because of its dishonesty over the DeLorean scandal – was achieved within seven months of New Labour coming to office. (Fraud & Accountancy & Labour & Business) Paul Foot, Corruption: Dirty Business
102,143. Imagine a world in which there are no taxes. Where laws and regulations can be adjusted according to your own wishes. (Tax & Accountancy) The Tax Free Tour, 2012
102,144. Welcome on board the tax-free tour. (Tax & Accountancy) ibid.
102,145. Apple: well they park about $2.2 billion of royalties offshore … they paid about 1.9% tax, corporate tax, in the United States. (Tax & Accountancy) ibid.
102,146. A world that for most of us is hidden from view. A world in which the capital flows of multinationals are structured and sometimes make a quick stopover in the Cayman Islands, or Cyprus and Amsterdam … a world in which no taxes are paid. (Tax & Accountancy) ibid.
102,147. Apple is considered a pioneer on this tax route which is commonly known as Double Irish with a Dutch Sandwich. (Tax & Accountancy) ibid.
102,148. ‘The rich countries of the world are supposed to be the most responsible … are running this shell game for the world.’ (Tax & Accountancy) ibid. expert
102,149. ‘Something like eleven trillion Euros is routed through the Netherlands each year.’ (Tax & Accountancy) ibid. tax detective
102,150. How can this offshore world exist? Who maintains it? Who keeps it all running and makes sure the inhabitants get the best advice? Who builds the financial structure and monitors the capital flows? (Tax & Accountancy) ibid.
102,151. You’ll find all the familiar names of banks … consistently the same accountants, banks, consistently the same banks, and always lawyers to support them. (Tax & Accountancy) ibid.
102,152. ‘There is nobody who judges the accountants.’ (Tax & Accountancy) ibid. expert
102,153. This stuff is backed by the European Union. (Tax & Accountancy) ibid.
118,703. Your accountants are in Venezuela. (GBH Films & Accountancy) Small Time Crooks 2000 starring Woody Allen & Tracey Ullman & Elaine May & Elaine Stritch & Hugh Grant & Michael Rapaport & Tony Darrow & Jon Lovitz & Brian Markinson & George Grizzard & Kristine Nielson et al, director Woody Allen
119,895. I think you look like an accountant. (GBH Films & Accountancy) Buffet Froid 1979 starring Gerard Depardieu & Bernard Blier & Jean Carmet & Liliane Rovere & Carole Bouquet & Denise Gence & Marco Perrin & Jean Benguigui & Jean Rougerie & Bernard Crombey et al, director Bertrand Blier, Alphonse to bloke on tube platform
121,185. Accountants form the backbone of the offshore system; they administer the structures that allow individuals and corporations to shift their money offshore and evade taxes. (Finance & London & Banking & British Empire & Secrecy & Cayman Islands & Accountancy) The Spider’s Web: Britain’s Second Empire ***** 2017, Youtube 1.18.01