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The Good Audit

3.85  ·  Rating details ·  20 ratings  ·  11 reviews
This is an alternate cover edition of ASIN B07PJSWLBQ.

A hilarious tale of financial insanity; a delightful corporate satire, complete with all the quirky workings of a large professional firm.

The excitement begins when a top-notch team of over-achieving, excessively-ambitious CPA’s at The Audit & Tax Firm is paired with a motley crew of highly-incompetent finance
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Kindle Edition, 265 pages
Published March 5th 2019
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Assaph Mehr
Aug 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Good Audit is one of the funniest, wittiest satires I have read in recent years, with humour and social criticism. A must for anyone who ever worked in the corporate world!

What to Expect

A story about a team of accountants auditing a manufacturer's financial records. Sounds boring? It's anything but!

In a brilliant move, Aiden does name or describe the characters. They are all called based on their positions or salary bands - from Intern and Staff 2, to Manager and Partner. This does a
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Lee Hall
Jul 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Enjoyable, clever and original

C.P Aiden has put together a story that on the surface appears to be about the trials of auditing and finance but in fact it’s about everything else that comes with the territory. This book is so well written and concise you could argue it’s use as a teaching aid for the profession and I mean that in the highest regard even though I am layman to all things finance I found myself able to follow and enjoy everything that was happening.

It reads and flows like a series
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Johanna Randle
Sep 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Good Audit is a hilarious satire about audit work. However, anyone who works in an office environment will find the humor in it. You don’t need to be an accountant to understand overly demanding or absentee bosses. I loved all of the characters throughout, and found myself relating to almost all of them in some way. Although it took a bit to get used to titles as the character’s names, it really gives the story extra emphasis on the satirical descriptions of working in an office, such as “ ...more
Anangsha Alammyan
Jun 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is a fun, cleverly-written book. A unique thing about the writing is that none of the characters are named. Rather, they are called as Staff 1, Senior 1, Manager, and so on. This made me think that to companies (or audit firms), the names and individual lives of employees aren't of any importance. What they truly value is what kind of input they can bring to the company (a sad, but harsh truth of the corporate world).

The book was an easy, fun read, with life lessons sprinkled all
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Nick Reichert
Jun 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Hilarious and So Real!

The Good Audit brought back for me all my good (and bad) memories of the days I worked in public accounting. While the technology has changed, the work hasn’t. This story is much more than long hours, crazy clients and even crazier people in the firm. It’s a very funny story that at the same time goes deep into the often dysfunctional public accounting world. The author questions many sacred public accounting beliefs, including the almost cultish devotion to “The Firm.” A
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Dean Jones
May 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Cleverly written, reminded me of work

Really well written story, I read this in one sitting and found many of the situations reminiscent of my own experiences (though I'm not an accountant).

Struggled at first with the names but figured it was a case of "names changed to protect the identities of those involved" kind of thing. Will admit this did kind of spoil the book for me as I didn't realise how important names were to me.

Felt like the telling of actual events and if you like realism with a
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Nate
Mar 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Very quick and easy read. I laughed a lot - it gets funnier as you go. Having characters be called titles threw me at first, but I got used to it and then it was just another funny element of the book. Different than anything I've read recently - fresh. The book is about an accounting team at a client, but you don't have to know anything about accounting or auditing for this book - mostly situational humor. Really funny how the author uses instant messages so there are often two (very different) ...more
Tim Trent
Aug 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I never thought a novel about an accounting audit would leave me breathless. How wrong I was.

This is a modern times, true to life, office horror story, populated by lifelike, anonymous denizens of the outer office.

I read it in just a smidgen over one sitting. I'd read another! Some folk say it's a satire. Those would be the folk who've never worked for large corporations
Mary Lu
Sep 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Amazing inside look

The use of descriptive titles for the names of the characters was refreshing. The dialogue of instant messages was fun and irreverent. An inside, slightly sarcastic, window into what most people consider a dry, sober subject, made for good entertainment!
Mark Schultz
Nov 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love this book! I laughed all the way through it. You don't have to be an accountant to enjoy this book. If you have ever worked in an office with more than one person you will understand what is going on. You can't go wrong choosing this book!
Velma Jenkins
Aug 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I had fun reading this. Good laughs and a nice way to escape for a short while!
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