A newly released survey indicates increasingly, firms are recognising the
need to retain talent, leading to a more level playing field for women in the
According to a snapshot survey of 121 female accountants conducted on behalf
of Elements, the
specialist financial recruiter, 68% rated their general promotional prospects as
equal to a man, while almost two-thirds felt their overall reward package was
likely to be the same as a male colleague performing the same duties.
A great majority of the female respondents felt that, not only were more
women entering the profession than ever before, but work-life balance was an
issue for both genders – not just women.
However, senior female finance professionals felt they had to work harder to
achieve their current position and 70% of respondents identifyed family
commitments as an obstacle to climbing the career ladder.
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