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Profession urged to work for free

Pro Bono Week looks to encourage more accountants to provide pro bono services to the community

The profession is being urged to offer its services for good causes this
week.

National Pro Bono Week, starting today, will highlight the professional
support available for free to the community.

Traditionally associated with the legal profession, accountants are
increasingly becoming involved in offering pro bono services and the week
intends to show that.

‘The benefits to the professionals concerned are also significant, especially
as chartered institutes, including the ICAEW, recognize pro bono activity as an
integral part of continuing professional development,’ said Nicki Della Porta,
national campaign manager for ProHelp.

ICAEW chief executive Michael Izza said: ‘Not only is it a really positive
way of giving something back to our local communities; it also enhances the
skills of the individuals who take on such work, and is a valuable aspect of
accountants’ professional development.’

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