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Making the switch

21 November 2016

Six in 10 accountant would like to make a career switch to industry or practice but don’t know how to do it! Despite the desire to swap places nearly half (43%) admitted there are issues holding them back from making the jump, according to new research from CareersinAudit.com.

For more than a quarter (26%) it was felt too risky to move in the current economic climate. A fifth (20%) said they did not have the right skills and some 17% were worried that it would not be as they imagined it. A further 12% believe that there is currently too much competition out there for jobs.

CareersinAudit’s Simon Wright said; “For professionals looking to move from practice to industry it is often thought of as an easier move, but it is not always the case. Commerce and industry work expectations and company culture in general are often overlooked as contributing factors and potential issues to consider and the change can come as a shock. With less defined study structure and focus it can take longer to complete qualifications than in practice.”

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