Taking Stock – Nice try David, but the joke’s on you.

At last week’s annual dinner of the London Society of Chartered Accountants (LSCA) the guest of honour was the ever reliable Sir David Tweedie, head of the Accounting Standards Board. He gave his usual witty but copyrighted speech slagging off virtually everything to do with accountancy, including the Big Five firms. However, it seems his speech did not go down well with everyone in the hall. One accountant was heard to mutter afterwards: ‘In the beginning Sir David interspersed his accounting standards speeches with one or two jokes. Now he intersperses his jokes with one or two remarks about accounting standards.’ You can’t win ’em all David.

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