Female accountant sitting at desk

A day as an accountant

You work in the accounts department at your local NHS hospital, and start at 9am. You're currently working on the monthly finance report, which means compiling spreadsheets, graphs and written data from receipts, invoices and purchase orders. Once the report is finished, you analyse all financial records for the year so far, and note general spending trends.

In the afternoon, you meet with the head of finance to help plan next year's budget. You discuss how much funding to allocate for different departments, based on your analysis of spending, and also suggest ways to save money. You finish at 5pm, having enjoyed using your skills to help the hospital get the most out of its funding.