Accountants going overseas for ‘adventure’

Accountants going overseas for ‘adventure’

Gaining work experience biggest reason, not money

The UK’s tax regime – which many consider stringent and overburdensome – is
not a strong reason why British workers, including accountants accept job
opportunities overseas, a new recruitment survey has found.

According to Robert Walters, of the candidates questioned, just 3% named the
tax regime as a reason for moving abroad.

Richard Parnell, CEO of Robert Walters Asia Pacific, said: ‘Young workers,
for example newly qualified accountants, are the ones that traditionally go
overseas for adventure, for broader work experience and to work in international
companies.’

Most candidates said that the main benefit of working abroad was to add
international exposure to their CV, with nearly 90% of candidates around the
world saying that having a global CV is important.

These findings were based on interviews with 6,800 candidates from the UK,
Continental Europe, North America and Asia Pacific on their attitudes to working
abroad.

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