The lights dim, the audience settles into their seats, eager to hear the opening lines.
The tension is unbearable.
A dim rustle of sweeties is heard near the back of the room and the traditional coughing fit begins somewhere off to the right of the stage.
“Good evening everyone and welcome to the annual Accountancy Excellence Awards!”
*Crowd goes mild*. (we don’t really go wild in our industry – trust me)
Mercifully for you, dear reader, this is not something you will have to endure.
Fear not, I have bravely taken this responsibility on for you and can exclusively reveal that I did NOT win at the Accountancy Excellence Awards.
It transpires that I am not quite the BEST in the UK, just one of the best.
Like top 5!
So that’s actually pretty cool when you think about it.
Curiously, I think they may have made an accountant error. You see, the category was “Sole Practitioner” and that is indeed what I am, along with my trusty PA who keeps me organised.
You hire me, you get me.
You know, the former opera singer turned “Singing Accountant”®.
However, the winners (note the use of the plural) were, well, more than one.
Now, my abacus tells me that the sums don’t really add up but I’m genuinely not fussed.
I’m proud of making the final and any moaning would be sour grapes and we can’t have that.
However, grapes aside, I might be “raisin” it before I enter for 2024 to avoid the “current” affairs!