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Many finance graduates welcome stress

Published: Tuesday, 11 September 2007   Category: Professional & financial services

A number of financial sector employees, many of them graduates, do not believe that the stress of their job is a bad thing.

According to a poll by Elements, 72 per cent of accountants believed that their jobs were becoming more stressful but around half of them claimed that the stress yielded positive rewards, reports onrec.com

Commenting on the findings, Paul Bibby at Elements said: "There's little doubt that accountancy is a more demanding environment today than it ever has been."

He added: "Today's accountants need to be highly proficient technically and, at the same time, demonstrate a whole range of wider commercial skills if they are to deliver everything that's asked of them."

The study also revealed the increasing hours expected of accountants, with 82 per cent of respondents working more than 40 hours a week and 30 per cent working for 45 hours or more.ADNFCR-1068-ID-18275486-ADNFCR

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