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Getting back into accountancy after a career break

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Rouse Partners
21.09.2017

Returning to work after a career break, such as maternity or paternity leave can be a daunting experience. But choosing the right position could help you get back into an accountancy role that fits your new work and life aspirations.

In this blog article we look at some of the factors that you could consider when getting back into accountancy.

Flexibility is key

The first point is to review which role will be right for your new work-life balance. Consider the travel time that you are prepared to commit.

Also look at the culture and working practice of the firms that you are interested in joining. Will there be flexible working arrangements and a supportive team working around you?

Getting back up to speed

Accountancy is a fast moving world and there have been many technological advances over the past few years. On the job training and CPD courses will help you get to grips with new technologies, working practices and regulations that may have changed since you last worked in accounting.

It is important to consider the level of support you will receive to help you re-establish yourself with the industry. How committed will your new employer be to your development and training?

Building new contacts

Building and maintaining relationships with other professionals and advisors if often key for accountants and tax advisors, especially at management level.

Will you have the opportunity in your new role to dedicate time for networking to refresh or build new relationships?

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This information has been produced by Rouse Partners LLP for general interest. No responsibility for loss occasioned to any person acting or refraining from action as a result of this information is accepted by Rouse Partners LLP. In all cases appropriate advice should be sought before making a decision.

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