October 4, 2022

And Now, May We Present Going Concern’s Twelve Days of Christmas

Ed. note: With only a week before Christmas, you can't walk into any building without hearing Manheim Steamroller or Michael Bublé blasting through the soundsystem. It's enough to make you want to punch out one of those Salvation Army bell ringers. If you can't beat 'em (and not go prison), join 'em, right? So, in the American tradition of ripping off things from the English and making them better, we present to you Going Concern's Twelve Days of Christmas. Lyrics by Greg Kyte.

On the first day of Christmas,
GC sent to me
A partner at McGladrey
 
On the second day of Christmas,
GC gave to me
Two résum
és,
And a partner at McGladrey
 
On the third day of Christmas, 
GC gave to me
Three failed tests, 
Two résumés
And a partner at McGladrey

On the fourth day of Christmas, 
GC gave to me
Four Big 4 Firms
Three failed tests, 
Two résumés
And a partner at McGladrey

On the fifth day of Christmas, 
GC gave to me
FIVE YEARS OF SCHOOL

Four Big 4 Firms
Three failed tests, 
Two résumés
And a partner at McGladrey

On the sixth day of Christmas, 
GC gave to me
Six client meetings,

FIVE YEARS OF SCHOOL
Four Big 4 Firms,
Three failed tests, 
Two résumés
And a partner at McGladrey

On the seventh day of Christmas, 
GC gave to me
Seven admins shredding,
Six client meetings,
FIVE YEARS OF SCHOOL
Four Big 4 Firms,
Three failed tests, 
Two résumés
And a partner at McGladrey

On the eighth day of Christmas, 
GC gave to me
Eight QuickBooks backups,
Seven admins shredding,
Six client meetings,
FIVE YEARS OF SCHOOL
Four Big 4 Firms,
Three failed tests, 
Two résumés
And a partner at McGladrey

On the ninth day of Christmas, 
GC gave to me
Nine cups of coffee,
Eight QuickBooks backups,
Seven admins shredding,
Six client meetings,
FIVE YEARS OF SCHOOL
Four Big 4 Firms,
Three failed tests, 
Two résumés
And a partner at McGladrey

On the tenth day of Christmas, 
GC gave to me
Ten Fraudsters frauding,
Nine cups of coffee,
Eight QuickBooks backups,
Seven admins shredding,
Six client meetings,
FIVE YEARS OF SCHOOL
Four Big 4 Firms,
Three failed tests, 
Two résumés
And a partner at McGladrey 

On the eleventh day of Christmas, 
GC gave to me
Eleven FASB standards,
Ten Fraudsters frauding,
Nine cups of coffee,
Eight QuickBooks backups,
Seven admins shredding,
Six client meetings,
FIVE YEARS OF SCHOOL
Four Big 4 Firms,
Three failed tests, 
Two résumés
And a partner at McGladrey
 
On the twelfth day of Christmas, 
GC gave to me
Twelve interns crying,
Eleven FASB standards,
Ten Fraudsters frauding,
Nine cups of coffee,
Eight QuickBooks backups,
Seven admins shredding,
Six client meetings,
FIVE YEARS OF SCHOOL
Four Big 4 Firms,
Three failed tests, 
Two résumés
And a partner at McGladrey

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