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Accountants chained to their desks as job cuts take their toll

Accountants are working longer hours than ever before, according to new findings from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).

The average working week for CIMA members globally is 45 hours, although finance professionals in the US topped the polls at 50 hours a week, while those in South East Asia put in 48 – 50 hours on average. The primary reasons reported for the increase were understaffing/lack of resource (up 12% to 61% from 2009), and more responsibility/more pressure (down 3% to 63% from 2009).


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southsands@sout... | | Permalink

I worked an average week of 65 hours plus doing my own client's work and studying for my qualifications.All this has told on my health and I now have stomach and bowel problems and have had to give up full-time work at the age of 56.


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Lucky & Unluckly!

Chawlaaandco | | Permalink

There is no doubt that they are lucky enough on the bases of money and job but side by side their health and personal life is also suffering. We can totally understand, how much pressure and anxiety we have to face whenever deadlines come closer. On the other hand, personal life and enjoyment is about to finish when we face burden of work.