Milton Berle once said: “The company accountant is shy and retiring. He’s shy a quarter of a million dollars. That’s why he’s retiring.”
My dad once said, “If you want to get really rich while having lunch, study law or calculators”. He did neither, although he did keep a small army of lawyers and accountants in good lunches.
Through the ensuing years, my overdraft has reminded me with monotonous regularity just how right they all were, so I headed off to a recent discussion event ‘Cheques and the City’ (see what they did there?), arranged by The High Pay Centre. Continue reading