A Day in the Life of an Accountant

If you are interested in accounting or in training to become an accountant, you may be wondering what some of the daily routines and activities are. Today, we are going to be guiding you through some of the tasks that an accountant will complete frequently whether this is every day or once a week. 

Working in such a fast-paced environment, you will surely notice that there are many different types of tasks and the strict time frames you must stick to in order to stay on track and submit work on time exactly when requested. 

Settle In and Plan Out Your Day

Aside from setting your desk up for the day and grabbing a coffee, the first thing an accountant will usually do is check their emails for any updates, important information, or tasks that may need doing. 

Clients will also need urgent responses, so this first task is something that needs to be done at least twice a day to ensure you are on track and not missing a beat. We also recommend planning your day out realistically so you can see what priorities are coming up and, so you can submit everything on time without forgetting anything. 

Have A Read Through the Latest Within the Industry

Reading through the latest finance and legal news for 30 minutes every morning is a great way to stay updated on what is happening in the world of accounting, legislation, and so on. 

Begin Your Plan for the Day

During the regular day as an accountant, you can expect to complete the following:

  • Complete VAT Returns
  • Accounts
  • Tax Returns
  • Answer client emails and enquiries
  • Chase up anything that isn’t completed
  • Publish financial statements on time
  • Manage balance sheets
  • Handle closings 
  • Create profit/loss statements
  • Depending on the work you’re doing at that time, you might need to contact the sales team to ensure that everything is running smoothly
  • Meetings with your team

The best way to end the day is to check that all your set work is complete and correct before submitting. We also recommend giving your emails one last check before you log off for the day, just in case any urgent enquiries need to be answered. 

Formed in 2009, MCC Accountants started off with 15 clients. In 2023, we now have over 200 clients that put their trust in us and have delivered the highest-quality service which is tailored to exactly what they need. As part of The Mistoria Group of companies, MCC Accountants is one of the leading chartered accountancy firms in the Northwest. 

Our team of dedicated accountants provide valuable advice to guide businesses to strive for success. Our clients across the Northwest have been thrilled with how our services have helped their businesses. One said “Luis is one of the best professionals in the area who I’ve ever met! Focused, patient, knowledgeable, and extremely competent!”

For more information about the best accountancy services in Manchester, find our contact information on our website and start your accountancy journey with us today.



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