It also found the average full-timer works 23% longer than contracted. The majority of the 670 respondents admitted to working outside office hours, with 57% saying they often or always work in the evenings and 37% at the weekend. It also found that 27% do not take their full annual leave. Overtime seems to cut across the board, affecting salaried employees, the self-employed and both small and large firms. Accountants under 30 were found to be working the longest hours. But a separate survey conducted by NorthernProfile found these hours well remunerated. Salaries ranged from £90,000 for finance directors to £20,000 for newly qualified accountants – with those in the South paid more. More at www.icaew.co.uk.
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