It's pretty funny, because accountants deal with digits, numbers, not fingers, but the parallel is etymologically obvious. If they used the original word, it would be a clever pun on moving the digits around to mean what they wanted. Instead you have this ugly word that no one will ever use.
"I like referring to accountants using sleight of hand in their accounting methods as presdifigurators", says Deb Wolf. So far no one has found it as amusing as me", she adds. Metaplasm staff points out that accountants aren't known for their sense of humor and that those taken advantage of by "presdifigurators" may not find anything laughable about their situation, but for what it's worth we think it's quite amusing.