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Contractor accountants planning their next move

Contractor accountants planning their next move

Nearly 50% of all UK contractor accountants are on the hunt for a new job and 61% of them would consider a role that paid less than their current or most recent position.

These are the results of a study Martin Ward Anderson that show that money is not necessarily the determining factor when deciding whether to look for a new job.

Of the respondents that were questioned, most were earning between £50,000 – £75,000 per annum. Yet over 90% said that they would consider a lower paid job if the commuting time, work-life balance and general working conditions were right.

Paul Robinson, a director of Martin Ward Anderson suggested that many accountants are over-worked and have been treated badly by their employers, particularly since the start of the economic downturn. This may have resulted in a lack of loyalty to their current boss, hence the possibility of moving on.

Disgruntlement within the accountancy profession was also highlighted in research by accountancy software provider E-conomic last month that showed that nearly half of all accountants would prefer to be doing something else in the next five years.

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