ICAEW members confident about career prospects

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Recruitment firm Robert Half has revealed that ICAEW chartered accountants working in business are more confident about career prospects compared with a year ago.

According to the Robert Half UK and ICAEW data – taken from the 2011 Career Benchmarking Survey – those anticipating changing employers are more likely to be in the earlier stages of their career (48%) and in middle management (40%).

Other key points from the survey are:

  • 35% of ACAs working in business express a likelihood of moving to a different employer in the next two years
  • 35% of ACAs are more confident in their career development prospects compared to one year ago
  • 27% of ACAs who express some likelihood of changing employer would consider the banking and capital markets sector
  • 39% of ACAs in government and agencies that are considering moving would not stay in the same sector, with the most popular alternative being charity, voluntary and not-for-profit organisations

The fifth annual survey examines salary and remuneration, recruitment and life cycle trends affecting ACAs. It was conducted by an independent research company in the fourth quarter of 2010 and includes responses from more than 3,000 ACAs in business.

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