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Accounting Department, Grossman-Weinfield Mill...

For the fun, I decided to do a search of some websites who provide famous quotes for this post. I searched using simply the word “accounting” and here are a few of the results. Enjoy.

Balanced budget requirements seem more likely to produce accounting ingenuity than genuinely balanced budgets. 

Thomas Sowell 

I’ve met them down in the Cost and Accounting Department, clean-shaven and in white collars. They can’t see a damn thing ridiculous about themselves… only about you. 

Jean Shepherd 

Mark-to-market accounting is like crack. Don’t do it. 

Andrew Fastow 

I have made the tough decisions, always with an eye toward the bottom line. Perhaps it’s time America was run like a business.

Donald Trump

I never get the accountants in before I start up a business. It’s done on gut feeling, especially if I can see that they are taking the mickey out…

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About Mark P. Holtzman

Chair of Accounting Department at Seton Hall University. PhD from The University of Texas at Austin. Worked at Deloitte's New York Office. BSBA from Hofstra University.

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