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Interim roles 'could suit public sector accountants'

26 January 2011

Accountants with public sector experience may like to consider an interim role if their position is threatened by government spending cuts.

This is according to an article in the Guardian, which explored the options facing "Steve", a 37-year-old accountant who has been told his £34,000 job at a county council is at risk.

The newspaper suggested he look at interim assignments, allowing him to take freelance work on a daily or fixed-term contract.

It pointed out that opportunities for interims still exist across local authorities, housing associations and organisations in the voluntary sector, despite the government's austerity measures.

"Rates of pay vary but can be £300 a day, depending on experience and seniority," the publication stated.

Other options suggested for Steve by the newspaper included moving into the NHS, where he would be well-placed to provide financial expertise to emerging GP consortia.

Earlier this month, executive job coach Meg Guiseppi spoke to Director magazine about the importance of interim managers maintaining a strong "personal brand" when they are between assignments.

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Categories: Local Government


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