1) Choose the correct word to fill in the 8 spaces
Accountants 1) in/at/for the UK are facing major uncertainty over their careers, according to new research.
A study from recruitment consultant Badenoch & Clark 2) asks/tells/reports that 44% are less confident about their career 3) than/that/which they were at the start of the year.
The results showed that accountants earning £30,000-£45,000 in particular 4) have/are/do experiencing a career path ‘hole’ though it also remained a concern for many of their more senior colleagues.
Some 44% of accounting and finance professionals anticipate changing jobs 5) in/since/by the end of the year, and 6) it/this/that seems finding a clearer career path is a major driver behind the trend.
Even more senior professionals see it as important, with around a quarter saying seeing a clearer career path would make their role more attractive.
Factors such as higher bonuses and flexible working come much further down the list of concerns among accountants, sending a clear signal to employers that they need to 7) look/focus/get on more than just salary when framing a role.
Nick Eaves, executive director at Badenoch & Clark, said: ‘For previous generations of accountants, career paths mostly fell into a very tried and tested pattern.
8) However/Although/ Despite, as the job market has become more fluid and the roles that accountants can fill have multiplied, a significant level of confusion has emerged.’
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2. What is more important than salary for many UK accountants? What is important for YOU?
3. Which title is the most appropriate?
- ACCOUNTANTS ARE HAPPY ABOUT THE FUTURE
- ACCOUNTANTS IN A CAREER PATH HOLE
- ACCOUNTANTS HAVE GREATER JOB OPPORTUNITIES
1) in; 2) reports; 3) than; 4) are; 5) by; 6) it; 7) focus; 8) However
2) ‘a clearer career path’