Accounting Influencers Roundtable


Flexible Work Patterns in Accountancy Firms

This episode discusses the key issues that arise for accountancy practices in the new world of work post-Covid pandemic.

Episode 117. In today’s news episode, we discuss “Flexible Work Patterns in Accountancy Firms.”

Key takeaways from this episode include:

✓ shout out to Barry Ross, partner at Crossland Employment Solicitors for the original article

✓ why there is no return to how things used to be pre-pandemic in the business world

✓ what the new normal is now with a hybrid workplace

✓ what hybrid working allows accounting firms to do with their recruitment strategies

✓ the challenges that arise for accountancy firms with hybrid working and remote workplaces

✓ how accounting staff recruited in the pandemic have only ever known remote working

✓ the importance of employment contracts for new accounting hires

✓ whether accounting firm employees can actually demand flexible working with location of work and hours of work

✓ answering the question ‘how far can accounting firm employees actually live from their office?’

✓ the key issues that arise for accountancy practices with the new world of work post-pandemic

✓ the need for compromise between staff and employers if accounting firms are to stay competitive, service clients and drive growth

✓ how flexible work patterns can help accounting firms differentiate and attract talent



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