In a Crunch: 86,400 Seconds to Spend

Effective time management is an important skill in all aspects of life, and accounting careers are no exception. With all the responsibilities on accountants’ plates, strong time management skills are a must to nail deadlines, land great clients and maintain a healthy work life.

This activity prompts students to imagine themselves in a scenario where they have 86,400 seconds (or 24 hours) to spend $86,400. What will they spend it on and why? Any money not spent in that time frame is lost.

After going through the exercise, they’ll reflect on how well they manage their time in real life to better understand they ways in which the skill can open up opportunities for them at work, at home and in their own minds.