Popular culture may not always present the kindest stereotype of accountants, but there have been many memorable characters over the years. Here are some of our favourites.
1 Loretta Castorini, Moonstruck
Cher won an Oscar for her role in the 1987 New York-set romantic comedy Moonstruck. She stars as Loretta Castorini, a widowed accountant who falls for her new fiancé’s one-handed baker brother, played by Nicolas Cage.
2 Christian Wolff, The Accountant
Ben Affleck is a maths savant who has made a career out of un-cooking the books for a variety of criminal clients. Handily, he’s also had some serious military training, which comes in useful when he becomes a wanted man.
3 Andy Dufresne, The Shawshank Redemption
Tim Robbins plays one of cinema’s best-loved financial figures in this 1994 classic. Wrongly imprisoned for murdering his wife, the former banker spends his time inside completing tax returns and laundering funds for the prison guards.