Nine out of ten accountant are happy in jobs

‘Nine out of 10 accountants are happy with their choice of career and a similar proportion would take the same qualifications again if they were re-entering the profession, the survey, conducted by Robert Half International, a specialist recruitment consultancy, revealed.

A poll of more than 800 finance staff found that 85% of respondents said the role of accountants was changing, allowing many professionals to use their training to pursue careers in general business management.

Findings showed that accountants look to retire early, with two out of five expecting to retire by the age of 55 and three-quarters by 60.

Finance staff on average stay in each job for only 3.3 years and last year received an average salary rise of 8.5%. But, most respondents said they would want a 14% increase on moving jobs.

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