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What Are the Accounting Profession’s Darkest Secrets?

Today, i09 asked its readers to reveal secrets of their respective industries that might shock and/or horrify outsiders.

Maybe you want to breakdown the timeline of just how long it takes you to get a book published, from the first draft to the first printed copy to the first author paycheck. Maybe you want to tell us which appetizers to skip. Maybe you want to tell us a better way to book a flight (please?).

We already know servers are going to talk about spitting on food, but what horrors of the accounting industry would you share with outsiders to shock and amaze them?

I'm not talking about 'the work is actually interesting!' and the 'stereotypes are all wrong.' I'm talking 'killing a drifter at a rest stop' type stuff.