As an articled trainee in an audit firm I was obliged to go to many companies, firms and even look after that kanakkus of wealthy individuals.
An auditor’s job is quite easy. And so is the Directors’ of a company (ikkaraikku akkarai pachchai). But the life and job of the articled trainees (like me) and that of the Accounts Dept people in those companies are (honestly) tiresome, underrated (not on all occasions though) and after the work gets over – I have to repeat the same ‘performance’ in another company, and the corresponding Thalai Vidhi of the accounts team is to deal with other auditors (like internal auditor, tax auditor, systems auditor, stock auditor, etc).
During these visits I have come across people of different mentalities towards us, in these accounts Dept. Rightu – intro over ippo topickku varen. Matter ennana all such characters can be related to cinema characters also. Starting from “All in all Azhaguraja Kounder” to “Karagattakaran (appavi) Senthil”. Now let me write about one of my favorite characters here. Over the course of time I will try to write about other comedy pieces as well (idhu padikiravangaloda thala vidhi).
Ippo storykku polam (this is a mix of reality and imagination)……
“Mr. Ennatha Kannaiya”
It was during the early part of my articles (very early I would say). Basic accountsey ‘thadhinginathom’ podura rangela irunthen. I don’t know how my firm chose to send me to that office alone (avanga manadhairiyatha naan romba paaraataren – irunthaalum avanga judgement romba thappu). Still moonjiya verappa vechikittu I went to that company.
Anga poi paathaathan therinjudhu adhu companye illa. Etho Ganapathi iyer bakery madhiriyana oru idam. Itha companynu yaaro unmayave puraliya kelappi vitrukanga.
Now only I understood why I was sent there.
Pudhusa varavangalam adichi pazhagikkongannu anupi veikira edam adhu.
I went to the receptionist.
“Sir I am coming from auditor office”
“vaanga vaanga vaanga” (yo naan enna ponnu paakava vandhuruken – ipadi varaverkararey)
“Naandhan inga accounts maintain panren” (Ennathu ivara?. appo namma judgementum thappa).
“Mudhalla enna sapdareenganu sollunga?”
(Asai kaati mosam panraan – alerta iruda arumugam)
“Ada summa sollunga”
“Sir summa enna naan seriousavey solren. Onnum venam. Accounts paakalama?”
“Oh sure. You can take this PC.”
(Before I opened the tally)
“Sir enna panreenga?”
“Tally open panren”
“Ayyo naan adhai ketkala. Enna – articles panreengalanu keteyn?”
“Aamam sir. Ippodhan join pannen.” (Ayayo. Avasara pattu new entrynu sollitene. Naama dummy piecenu kandupudichiduvano?)
“Pudhusa irunthaalum romba confidenta audit panreenga” (Tally still opening. Yo innum aarambikkavey illa athukullayeva.).
“Enna vayasu thambi?” (Ahaa sir-lendhu thambi-kku vandhutaaney. En vayasa therinju nee ennada pannapora?)
“PoratAsi vandha 19.” (Tally opened – his mouth closed.)
(Enna paakurathuney therilaye?)
“Sir unga company turnover evalo?”
“Adhan tallyla irukke thambi” (appo unakku theriyatha?).
“Sales invoice, returnslam………..”
“Tally review first mudichidunga thambi” (Yo therinja panna maatena?.)
After one hour,
“Enna sir ethavathu prachana irukka?”
“Ippodhaikku onnum illa sir. Innum fulla paathu mudikkala.” (Ethavathu paathu irundhathana prachana irukkanu theriyum)
“Seri lunchku enna saapdaringa?”
“Veetlendhey thayir soru eduthunu vanten”
“From tomorrow I will take care of lunch sir. Neenga vandha mattum podhum. Neenga vandha mattum podhum.”
There is always confusion for the new trainees, whether to get anything from the client or not. We always tend to think that it may affect our integrity. But we tend to overlook one major point. If someone praises us, we give importance to those words (we will not see whether we are actually worth it.). Hence these people, in our eyes will look as if he is a Yogiya Sigamani, the “Romba Nallavan” type.
Ramanaa padathula Vijaykanth solvare – “Doctor kiitayum, valkeel kittayum sollakodathathunu onnu irukku!! uahn”
Same way there is one thing which one should not tell to an auditor.
“Neenga romba periya AppAtucker sir”.
This fellow kept on saying stuufs like – “Sir neenga MGR maadhiri romba colora irukeenga… Summa thagathagathaganu minreenga”. (Adanga maatrane ivan).
It was around 6 PM. I had to inform my partners about what I had done that day, in this case I what they presumed I would have done that day.
“Sir naandhan pesaren”
“Tally review over sir”
“Tally review ah? Appo vouchinglam?”
“Adhu naalaikku paathukalamnu sollitanga sir”
After ‘spitting’ out his name, I could guess the mind voice of my partner.
“Yo. Avaru koodamaada help panravarupa. Accounts manager illaya?”
“One minute sir” – (turning to this kooda maada helper) – “Accounts manager enga sir?”
“Avaru innki leave thambi”
Back to the telecom – “Sir leave-aam”
“Appo ennappa review panna?. Intha aalukku onnumey theriyathey. Seri Seri naalaikku office vanthudu – andha manager vandha apram poikalam”
(Invoicelam tharama verum system mattum kuduthane, apove naan usharayirukka vendama?)
“Enna thambi auditor kitta pesitingala. Nalaikku balance-a mudichidalama?”
(Adingu dapsa mandaya. Already yen adhigari kitta maativittutu, marubadiyum nalaiku pakalamgriye da naarapayale. Onnumey theriyama enna azhaga match pannitanya. Cha. Nammal vida fraudunga intha naatla nerayave irukanunga. Enna koduma Sir ithu).
“Naan kelambaren sir”
“Seri thambi” (I know he could have guessed what has happened)
Moral – I realized that too much of ice-keeping is also not good for communication. So I always use this – “enna romba pugazhathinga sir. Athu enakke comedya irukku” phrase to shut them up.
Idhu verum CA panravangalukku mattum illa, poduvana advicethan.
Mudinja neengalum itha follow pannunga. Apothan vaazhkaiyila shine panna mudiyum.
(Free advice – kettaa kelunga; ketkatti ponga).