PracticeAccounting FirmsOne in three accountants take laptop on holiday

One in three accountants take laptop on holiday

Need to keep connection with office

UK accountants find it only slightly easier to relax than global
counterparts, according to research by specialist financial recruitment firm
Robert Half .

Its research found that almost one in three UK finance professionals (31%)
took their laptop or
PDA with
them on holiday, while one in ten (11%) said they cannot relax unless they are
in touch with the office.

This was only slightly under the global average, which saw 38% of accountants
take the office with them on holiday in the form of either a laptop or handheld
computer.

The research also found that 34% of accountants globally admit to working in
the evenings, while 37% respond to e-mails and take phone calls in the evening
when they have pressing deadlines.

This compares to 36 per cent of respondents from the UK.

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