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If you're working for multiple clients at one time, how do you monitor the amount of hours you spend on one compared to the other?

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By: Samantha Hamilton

How to Answer

This is a time management question. Most auditors will have multiple clients at once. This is especially true if you're working for an audit firm like PwC or Deloitte. You have to be able to show when you're working for one client and not the other for billing as well as for explanations why something has been paused. Clients don't like to hear or know about your other clients, but most are understanding.

Take me, for example. I work full time at a tech company, but when I'm home and have down time, that doesn't affect my current job of assisting with these postings. I also have a blog that I write. It's all about time management.

Professional Answer Examples
Answer example

"I track my hours using an Excel formula to track how much time each client needs before I start, then I allocate my day accordingly. If timetables need adjusting, I notify the clients when it's necessary."

Entry Level
Answer example

"In college, I had a planner that I used to track the amount of time I spent on each class and the associated homework. I also used that to track my schedule for work and sports activities. It helped me stay organized and I ensured I never missed one assignment or a single day of work."

Answer example

"I generally use whatever software the company provides for tracking time, but on my phone, I also use Google calendars to track my time as well as a clock App I downloaded that starts timing when I log it and tracks a full forty-eight-hour history."

Written by:

Samantha Hamilton
Samantha H. is an Accountant with a technology firm in Austin Texas. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Accounting and over a year of experience in Auditing she is taking on new challenges in the Accounting world with her firm. She has almost three years of experience in recruiting and loves to help people obtain their dream jobs. With a mix of recruiting and accounting knowledge, we hope she can help you land your dream job.
First written on: 06/05/2013
Last modified on: 01/25/2019

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If you're working for multiple clients at one time, how do you monitor the amount of hours you spend on one compared to the other?
I set goals and dead lines for my self.
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