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The Audit

When I first worked for the accountants after leaving school, one of the main tasks for me and the other trainee, Jimmy Patel, was to go out and do audits. This was generally very routine stuff: checking bank statements against chequebooks, going through petty cash slips, that sort of thing. We had just come back from a miserable two weeks auditing the books of a meat pie and sausage manufacturer in the Midlands. We had to stay at one of the local pubs, which was awful, and didn’t manage to get back home for the weekend, as we were expected…

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