The role of finance professionals has grown dramatically in a pandemic. But only one in three believes that their current status will become a steady trend. In the difficult conditions of the pandemic, the attention of company management was focused on financial stability, planning and scenario analysis. However, the excessive demand for skills and the constant demands of the last year have put pressure on the mental health of finance professionals around the world. This is stated in a joint study “Finance Functions: Seizing the Opportunities” conducted by ACCA in collaboration with PwC.

Key results:

  • 66% of financiers do not believe that the strengthening of their role during the pandemic will continue for a long time;
  • 75% consider remote work as the most long-term impact on the finance function;
  • 48% named the problem of mental health of employees as a priority for the organization;
  • less than half consider the ESG agenda to be a priority (environmental, social and governance issues).