Women more interested in promotion than men

Women accountants are more interested in promotion than their male
counterparts, research by Robert Half
and the ICAEW has revealed.

Its latest study revealed that 47% rated opportunities for promotion as an
important influencer in determining job satisfaction, compared with just 40% of

While women appear more interested in climbing up the career ladder, the
research also revealed another surprising statistic – working overseas is not of
major importance for accountants when it comes to career opportunities.

When asked about the importance of an opportunity to transfer or a secondment
overseas, only 7% of all chartered accountants surveyed stated that it played an
important part in ensuring their job satisfaction, well below a good ‘informal’
work social life (11%) and the company’s environmental policy (12%).

In terms of job satisfaction, training featured high on the list for all job
roles, particularly for chief accountants, tax specialists and business

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