50 Bulls**t Jobs: Financial Statement Auditor for Public Companies

April 26, 2007, 8:45 PM UTC

Just a few ways to be profitably and pleasantly (if uselessly) employed, from Stanley Bing’s book, “100 Bulls**t Jobs and How to Get Them” (Harper Collins).

A reader from California writes:

The money is in the mid 5 figures and you get to work 8-14 hours per day at entry level.  You are supposed to compare how the client accounts for their transactions against the accounting rules but your managers who are CPAs only really care if your documentation is strong and will not get your firm sued.  If you do find anything that is wrong with accounting on the books you will promptly be told by your manager that what ever you found doesn’t really matter if you consider “the big picture.”  The client pays you to agree with them or look the other way.  The client usually pays well.

Readers, what do you think? Is this a bulls**t job?