Half of accountants unhappy at work

Accountants were the fourth most affected professionals by low job satisfaction, just behind marketing, legal and hospitality professionals, a CV-Library survey of 1,200 professionals found.

Of those working in the accounting sector, 70.8% have had a job that made them miserable at some point in their career, and of the 50% of accountants who admitted being unsatisfied with their jobs, 95.6% said they were looking for a new job.

The main causes for their discontentment was the lack of development opportunities available to them (41.7%), the unfulfillment at their current work (29.2%) and the dislike of people they work with (12.5%).

Respondents said the most common feelings resulting from their unhappiness were fatigue (46.8%), boredom (44.7%), anger (40.4%) and sadness (36.2%).

Lee Biggins, founder and managing director of CV-Library, suggested that firms could improve their employee’s job satisfaction by offering regular opportunities for training and giving promotions where staff deserve them.
He added that a friendly working environment would help develop a dedicated and long-standing workforce.