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Happiness at Work: Tips for Accountants

Can accountants expect to be happy at work?

Congratulations on making it through 2020. It’s been emotional! We couldn’t have dreamt what this year had in store, and all the things we’ve had to cope with at home and at work. It’s good to take a moment to reflect on that.

And it’s really beneficial for us to look forward too, and think of all the lessons and new skills we’ve learnt which we can take with us into 2021.

One of the things that we’re keen to promote at Public Practice Recruitment Ltd is quite simply…happiness at work. It’s something you might not have placed at the top of your list of criteria before this year. When asked “what do you want from your job?” you may have answered “a decent salary, a company car, career progression, flexible hours.” And while they are all great to have, we think this year has taught us that happiness is key. And that happiness in your career is vital.

Having a career which brings you joy, a work life balance that allows you to do the things which make you feel fulfilled and being able to help others with your talents is no longer just a ‘nice to have’.

If you’re less than happy in your current position, we’d like to offer you a few things to think about. These are just a few of the resources we’ve shared with you in 2020. We’re hoping they will help bring you happiness in your work in 2021.

If you’re an accountant working  from home

As we’ve said, you’ve done well to get through this year, even it’s by the skin of your teeth! And if that’s been at a makeshift work space at the kitchen table then so be it. But if you’re heading into the new year with home working being a more permanent set up, perhaps it’s time for a happier space. For a little inspiration take a look at this article on the perfect home office set up for accountants.

If you’re an accountant wanting to relocate

The South of England is a popular choice for accountants to relocate to. Read our guide to accountancy jobs in the South West – then have a search for your dream accountancy job in Bristolit’s THE place to be!

If you’re an accountant who has lost your mojo

Well, you wouldn’t be alone there! It’s been exhausting, worrying and plain demoralising this year. Perhaps you’re an accountancy graduate, a weary job seeker or you just need to find your get up and go. Have a look at our 3 top tips to get your mojo back. But please, don’t be too hard on yourself. Take some time to relax and reset over Christmas if you can. We’re all feeling the repercussions of 2020 and that’s ok.

If you’re an accountant wanting to up-skill

While we’re in a reflective mood, take a moment to think about all of the transferable skills you’ve added to your repertoire this last year. There’s a lot. But if you still have that niggling feeling that you want to challenge yourself, increase your knowledge and learn more, perhaps undertake a few courses of qualifications… head here for some ideas.

If you’re an accountant who needs to work on your mental health

Yes! Head into 2021 with a plan to prioritise your mental health. Here are our top tips to stay well at work.

If you’re an accountant wanting to begin a new career

Good for you! And now is a great time to do that. We’d love to welcome you into the gang! If a job as an accountant is on your new year goals list we think this is a great place to start.

Happiness at work should be your priority. You can browse all of our available accountancy jobs on our website, from Full Time Senior Accountant in Oxford to Corporate Finance Partner Designate in Manchester. We look forward to helping you your find happiness at work in 2021.


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