Employers and universities emphasize the need for students to be able to work in groups and be good team members, yet there is often limited understanding of what this involves and how it might be developed. This paper examines how students studying an accounting for management subject made sense of working in a group. Six different approaches to group-work are found. They range from a view that group-work gets in the way of learning to a view that the group provides a collaborative mechanism which ensures knowledge grows and develops through interactive debate and stimulation. The paper considers the implications for teaching accounting through groupwork.