Are you an accountant in Wales? If so, lucky you. According to research, you have the best quality of life in the UK.
Research by recruitment company Marks Sattin found that accountants in Wales have the best balance between average pay, hours, commuting time and housing affordability. Accountants in the South East and North East came second and third in the good-life league table.
Accountants in Wales work the third fewest hours a week in the UK and have the shortest average commuting time, according to research based on data from the Office for National Statistics and Marks Sattin.
Although the annual earnings of accountants in Wales are just seventh highest (£33,128) in the UK, the average house is only five times the average accountant’s salary. Two-thirds of accountants in Wales say they are “very satisfied” with their current position.
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