‘Twas the Night Before Our Audit…
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Happy holidays from the eQuip! team!
We hope you all have a safe and joyful holiday season and a happy new year.
This is a time for rest, family, and friends. To celebrate this, today we don’t have the usual post giving you useful tips or the latest on asset management. Instead, we present our take on an old holiday favorite. Enjoy!
A Visit from the Auditor (AKA The Night Before Our Audit)
‘Twas the night before our audit, when all through the place,
Not a creature was stirring, no work in a briefcase.
The laptops were organized on each desk with care,
In hopes that the auditor soon would be there.
The staff were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of barcodes danced in their heads,
And the manager in his jammies, his staff in their caps,
Had just settled their brains for some long needed naps.
Then from over at HQ, I got word of a clatter,
I sprang from my bed to see what was the matter.
Away to my closet I flew like a flash,
Threw on my work clothes and made a mad dash.
The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow,
Gave a luster of midday to the road as I go.
When I arrived at work, what to my eyes did appear,
But our wonderful auditor saying, “I’m ready. I’m here.”
With financial statements in hand, and some questions for me,
I knew in that moment, regulation compliant we’d be.
More rapid than eagles the questions they came,
For the assets he shouted and called them by name:
“Now, laptops! now servers! now hammers and wrenches!
And, equipment! and, vehicles! all assets, all expenses!
From the front door of the office! to the big dining hall!
Right away! right away! let’s find them all!”
So, I ran to my office to print an eQuip report,
For armed with this info, I’d be ready to retort.
As we walked around the facility, every asset we found,
without very much trouble, hardly looking around.
We wrapped up the audit. The auditor was impressed.
He thanked me for my time, then left for the office just west.
And I heard him exclaim, as he drove out of sight—
“A great audit to all, and to all a good night!”