‘Twas the night before our audit, when all through the schools,
Not a teacher was stirring, no students breaking the rules.
The laptops were organized on their little rack with care,
In hopes that the auditor soon would be there.
The office staff were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of barcodes danced in their heads,
And the superintendent in his jammies, his staff in their caps,
Had just settled their brains for some long needed naps.
Then from over at the school, 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 the school, what to my eyes did appear,
But our wonderful auditor saying, “I’m ready. I’m here.”
With financial statements in hand, and few questions for me,
I knew in that moment, GASB 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 cellos and drums!
And, equipment! and, vehicles! all assets, expensive ones!
From the front door of the school! to the big dining hall!
Right away! right away! let’s find them all!”
So, I ran to my office to print an AssetMAXX report,
For armed with this info, I’d be ready to retort.
As we walked around the school, 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 district just west.
And I heard him exclaim, as he drove out of sight—
“A great audit to all, and to all a good night!”