It was the same every year. I was a GP in partnership in a rural practice, and practices are not just ways of delivering healthcare. They are businesses too.
Once a year our accountant would come and have a sandwich lunch or supper with us, and go through the annual accounts. He, or occasionally she, was totally professional, totally expert, and went through the highs and lows, the ups and downs, in great detail. At the end he, or she, would ask if we had any questions. Typically my partners, who were a great deal more numerate – or interested – than I would ask something searching. And then we would thank the accountant and make our way home.