Balancing a Public Accounting Career and Family Demands

It’s no secret that work-life balance and compensation are among the most important factors for job seekers in any profession.

In the accounting industry – an industry with steep, ultra-competitive recruitment challenges – there is an edge given to firms that offer a flexible, remote work environment.

Although it would be very difficult for accountants and auditors to work remotely full-time, Davis & Hodgdon Associates CPAs of Vermont is pleased to be part of a small group of progressive CPA firms who embrace an approach that involves a combination of in-office and remote work environments. In addition to work environment flexibility, the firm employs job sharing positions to accommodate young families with the desire to continue their accounting and audit careers on a part-time basis and ultimately achieve true work-life balance.

“As the father of young children I can genuinely appreciate a parent’s desire to spend quality time with their family”, explains Davis & Hodgdon Partner Bret Hodgdon, CPA, CFP®, CFE, CGMA. He continued, “Since we have implemented flexible schedule and remote working environment options, there’s no doubt that we are experiencing higher level of staff morale and a much more productive staff than ever before.”

*What are some additional benefits to remote work?

·         Improves Productivity

·         Reduces unscheduled absences

·         Improves employee satisfaction

·         Increases collaboration and communication amongst co-workers

·         Increased health benefits and reduces stress

·         Increased motivation

Davis & Hodgdon Associates CPAs is very pleased to offer our staff the flexibility they desire to achieve balance as needed and when logistically practical.

*Referenced article from Hinge Marketing, 9/8/16. Click here for full article.

Written by, Kathryn Baccaglini, Firm Administrator, Davis & Hodgdon Associates CPAs

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