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No Accounting for Taste ep71: Recruiting in the middle of a pandemic

On this week’s No Accounting for Taste we discuss clients left behind by the government’s business support measures, recruiting during the crisis and returning to the office.

6th Aug 2020
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AccountingWEB’s editorial team Richard Hattersley and John Stokdyk are joined this week by Class of 2019 alumnus and Accounting Excellence finalist Andy Sullivan from Complete HQ to chew over the latest news in the accountancy and his firm’s response to the virus.

As a relatively new firm, Andy knows too well how tough it is starting out, finding clients and having a work-life balance. But if that wasn’t tough enough, throw in a global pandemic.

On top of all that, he had to recruit in the middle of the Covid-19 crisis. Andy had an influx of extra work because firms near him couldn’t cope, had furloughed staff or weren’t providing the service the businesses wanted. He talks the team through the process of hiring a new team member.

Having extra boots on the ground helped Andy support his clients throughout lockdown. But while accountants tended to their clients’ needs, many businesses were left behind by the government’s coronavirus support measures. The pod team assess the measures and whether the government could have done to help those left by the wayside.

And finally, as PwC’s boss declares the end of presenteeism, Andy speaks about his decision to work fully remote and whether he expects the profession to revert back to the old ways of working and return back to the office full time.  

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