Survey: Burnout Among Accountants

By Christopher Dowsett, CAE
September 1, 2022

FloQast released the Controller’s Guidebook: Burnout in Accounting survey, revealing an alarming level of burnout among accountants.


Conducted in partnership with the University of Georgia’s Consumer Analytics program, the survey evaluated participants on a 100-point scale covering three major areas of burnout: emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and low sense of personal accomplishment. The survey found that:



of accountants are experiencing some level of burnout, with 24% of those reporting high levels.



of participants reported having their personal lives disrupted by the month-end close.



of participants had to reopen the books in at least one month over the past year to fix errors.


Click here to download the full report.


Christopher Dowsett, CAE, is editor-in-chief/vice president, Publications, at IMA. You can reach him at cdowsett@imanet.org.
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