A Tribute to Willy Wonka

A song to be sung to auditees

Oompa Loompa auditee doo
I’ve got an audit puzzle for you
Oompa Loompa auditee dee
If you are smart you’ll see what we see
What do you get when you don’t mitigate
Ignore the risks until it is too late
Profits are falling, your books in the red
Had you just bothered to look ahead
You would not be in this fix
Oompa Loompa auditee da
Watching for risks will help you go far
You’ll have success and profits its true
Like the Oompa Loompa Auditors do
 
Oompa Loompa auditee doo
I’ve got more audit puzzles for you
Oompa Loompa auditee dee
Get it correct and we’ll move to quiz three
Meetings are fine if they’re once in a while
Only when what is to share is worthwhile
Your productivity suffers its true
When holding meetings is all you do
Skip them and get back to work
Oompa Loompa auditee da
Don’t waste you’re time and you’ll be a star
You’ll get the work done you need to do
Like the Oompa Loompa Auditors do
 
Oompa Loompa auditee doo
Here’s one more auditing puzzle for you
Oompa Loompa auditee dee
These are quite tiring, I know you’ll agree
Who do you blame when you find there’s a crook
Someone who lies and then juggles the books
Processes, practices all were quite flawed
What did you do to stop the fraud
You should have controls for that
Oompa Loompa auditee da
Stopping embezzlers will help you get far
You’ll keep your assets and money it’s true
Like the Oompa Loompa Auditors do

(The true aficionados know there is one more verse.  Feel free to post your version.)

 

Posted on Mar 25, 2010 by Mike Jacka

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  1. Excellent. Much better than my attempt on e.e. cumming's poem, which I twisted into "auditor lived in a pretty hard town." Keep it coming, Mike.
  1. "auditor lived in a pretty hard town."  I LOVE IT!!!  Challenge to anyone out there who is interested.  Give us your best e. e. cummings.

    For example,

    "i sing of Olaf glad and big/whose warmest heart recoiled at audits:/a conscientious auidit-ee"

  1.  Willy is the man!  And an auditor too!

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