Tuesday, October 21, 2014

CFO Interview

An accountant applies for the position of Chief Financial Officer. There are a number of candidates and he is called in for an interview. They ask him a number of questions and one of the panel suddenly says "What is nine multiplied by four?"

He thinks quickly and says "Thirty five."

When the interview is over he goes outside, takes out his calculator and finds the correct answer is not thirty five. He thinks "Well, I blew that" and goes home very disappointed.

Next day he is rung up and told he has got the job.

"Wonderful," he says, "but what about nine multiplied by four? My answer wasn't right"

"We know, but of all the candidates you came the closest."

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48 comments :

  1. I'm guessing this isn't a fortune 500 business :)

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    1. I'm pretty sure it wasn't Ann. :)

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  2. Geez, I hope he's not my CPA.. I can do my own guessing for way cheaper than his fees.

    Have a perfect day, Sandee. Smoochies from Gracie, too! xoxo

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    1. Most CPA's are brilliant. This group, not so much. :)

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  3. I love starting out my day with a laugh from your blog.

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    1. I'm happy about that Jean. It sure is nice to have you here each day. :)

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  4. Lol? He should have answered, "what do you want it to be? "

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    1. That might or might not have worked. :)

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  5. Too funny but very scary. Yikes. Sandee, you have a great day.

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    1. Very scary if this guy is in charge of your money. :)

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  6. I guess that's the problem when you go to Tim Horton's and they give me change back from a $20 after I've given the a $20. Young people of today use their figures and even then their wrong. Ha,ha,ha.
    See ya Sandee. Have a wonderful Tuesday.

    Paul

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    1. I learned how to give change back the old way. Kids mostly can't do that without the machine telling you what to give back. It's a shame. :)

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  7. Close also apparently fits. Scary. I can do that kind of math!

    Big hugs and smiles from nawth jawjah, honey...

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  8. I'd hire him to be my tax accountant. I may have hired one of the others because 34 is a better answer-33 even better yet.

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    1. You have a point here. :)

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  9. That, Ladies and Gentlemen, is today's edumacation. c-)

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    1. Sadly it's true Odie. :)

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  10. lol, good one. roche' didn't get it, he's not good at math but he's VERY good at clothes!

    smiles, bee
    xooxxoxoxo

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    1. He's very good at clothes indeed. Bless his little heart. :)

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  11. Their not fussy then LOL

    Have a financetastic day :-h

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    1. Apparently not Steve. Close enough counts. :)

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  12. Was that the IRS? I would keep interviewing candidates.

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    1. I don't know, but I'd keep interviewing too. :)

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  13. LOL...

    Have a great day!

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    1. You have a great day too Michelle. :)

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    2. Thanks! This has been a great week :)

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    3. Great weeks rock don't they. I've had a great week too. :)

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  14. Our friend-of-the-family CPA isn't like that; maybe he'd be more friend that CPA if he were...

    Heeheehee!

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    1. Yep, it would be a friend, not a CPA indeed. :)

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  15. the closets? sounds like when the government figures out how much to raise our taxes!! the highest! groan ...

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    1. In California they just take your money. Or make laws so they can fine people/businesses. Bunch of crooks. :)

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  16. Those potentials didn't get their college degree from U Mich. Just sayin'. ;)

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    1. They didn't get them from my university either. :)

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  17. Even though it's an accountant joke, I found it amusing! Thank Cod for calculators! :D

    Hope you're having a lovely day Sandee! Smooches to Little Bit!

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    1. Yes, thank Cod for calculators. I use mine all the time. :)

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  18. Oh wow!!! Well, in today's computerized world, maybe accountants don't really have to know how to add!

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    1. Well, you would think they would know how to do something this simple. :)

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  19. Sounds like a Harvard grad to me!

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  20. LOL - Sad state of the world, but really funny anyway.

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    1. Yes it is Rhonda. Yes it is. :)

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  21. Funny but guess what? sounds like the accounting staff we have here in the office..hehe!
    Have a nice day!!

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    1. Scary isn't it? Yes it is. :)

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  22. It's the new math.

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    1. Could be Binky. Whatever it is these folks are doing it very well. :)

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  23. That is sad but true these days!! lol Blessings dear. Catherine

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    1. I get a kick out of watching the kids try to give you change. It's frightening. :)

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