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A Day In The Life Of: An Accountant | Accountancy

Published: Wednesday 11th March 2020

The latest ‘Day In The Life Of’ video surrounds accountancy and features Mike Benson of Murray Smith Accountants in Northwich. They’re an independent firm of chartered accountants with 25 staff. They also operate a wealth management division which advises clients on investments and pensions.

Take a look at the video below:

Mike’s day starts early at around 5:30am, in which he either goes to the gym or straight into the office. “Our day to day tasks are principally making sure that all clients are kept happy.” He also has to ensure that each member of the team knows what they have to do and that they are properly supported.

The daily handling of clients usually involves meetings, talking about their business, talking through their accounts and also the amount of tax they have to pay. Mike has constant emails and phone calls throughout the day to keep him busy. This could be for a number of things such as general advice, the finance or even the future of the business.

Accountant from accountancy company on the phone to a client

Most of the clients that Murray Smith have, typically don’t employ a qualified accountant in-house and therefore rely on the company to take care of all things accountancy related. This includes advising them on the stability of their business, ensuring that the profitability exists and that the cash flow is working. Not only is it about their daily finances within a company though, Mike goes on to say how their services are required when important decisions within a business occur, such as wanting to sell their business or raise finance.

Accountant in a meeting with a member of staff

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