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Practitioners are keen on career abroad

PRACTITIONERS are increasingly willing to relocate abroad as way to further their careers, a survey of over 2,000 auditing and accountancy professionals has found.

According to the research, conducted by CareersinAudit.com, 77% of respondents would be keen on moving abroad, with North America and Western Europe the most desired locations.

Simon Wright, operations director of CareersinAudit.com, said the small number of the UK workforce is happy working in this country is a “frightening statistic”.

“The last thing the UK needs is a brain drain of the best accountancy and financial services talent,” he said. “People are often lured by the strict balance between work and play lifestyles found in other cultures, whereas in the UK we are all too tempted to check our emails at 10.30pm and getting bogged down in more work. The chances of this happening in the likes of Australia and New Zealand for example are slim.”

The survey can be accessed here.

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