How well prepared for the commercial world do you feel your qualification has made you?
In general, our survey showed the longer a career goes on, the more hours accountants are likely to work. CIMA members are most likely to work a 40-hour week while those public sector accountants from CIPFA are least likely to top 40 hours a week.
Additional time is often taken up with commuting to work. Around half of respondents spend up to nine hours a week travelling and some nine per cent of those who answered said they spent more than 15 hours a week on work-related travel.
Benefits – Are you getting enough?
The work-life balance
How do you see yourself?
Skills and barriers: Are you equipped for your job?
No longer a job for life
Long hours are the norm
FDs want early retirement
Leader – The case for work life balance
The millionaires’ club
Career focus: The valley of dreams