Increase in younger accountants seeking help
An increasing number of younger accountants are seeking help and support from ICAEW charity CABA, according to a report.
The organisation's annual impact report, which provides a snapshot into what kinds of help accountants are seeking, showed an overall increase in requests for help of 17% in 2013.
But out of the 3,500 that CABA supported last year, there was a 115% increase in the number of under 35s seeking help, a "notable" rise, according to the charity.
The top overall areas in which practitioners sought assistance were:
- Employment support (24.1%)
- Mental distress (17.7%)
- Legal advice (15.7%)
CABA noted in the report that the type of help accessed was dependent on age. Career coaching was most popular with 35 - 49s and financial assistance was most common with the over 65s age group.
But counselling, an area in which the charity saw an increase in requests of 140%, was most requested by younger accountants.