Updated 24 May 2020
'Ticking and bashing' is a term used in accountancy to describe the mundane but essential work that the job involves. Ticking and bashing involves tasks such as checking documents for numerical inaccuracies and/or spelling mistakes; comparing documents with one another to check for inaccuracies; resourcing missing documents; tracing information that has not been included in a report or document; and many other general administrative duties.
Ticking and bashing is a highly important part of accountancy, but is generally rather dull. Consequently, first and second year trainees are generally given this type of work.