Swamped at work? Accountants go through that every year. Here are their time-management strategies.
Accounting can be a great profession for work/life balance overall. However, as any accountant knows, that is not the case during “busy season” (often from January to March for auditors, or into April for those dealing with taxes). Long hours are the norm. When I did a time diary project a few years ago looking at professional women with families, I found that few people worked more than 60 hours a week, but of those who did, the majority turned out to be accountants in the midst of their busy season ramp-up.