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The Leading Reasons a Flexible Work Schedule Can Positively Impact Your Mental Health in 2018

January 23rd, 2018

If you’ve never had a flexible work schedule, you probably don’t understand what all the fuss is about. After all, you’ve been gracing the office from 9am to 5pm every day of your career without fail. Sure, you frequently feel tired, anxious, and stretched too thin, but that’s work, right? Actually, no. It doesn’t have to be that way.

In recent years, many City of Seattle jobs have shifted to a flexible schedule. Now that you’re searching for new opportunities, do yourself a favor and focus on those with companies willing to help you strike a solid work-life balance.

Three Reasons Your Mental Health Will Improve with a Flexible Work Schedule

A flexible work schedule comes in many different forms — i.e., remote work, flextime, compressed work week — but all offer the same healthy lifestyle benefits. Find out what you have to gain from this type of arrangement.

Shorten Your Commute

Whether you travel to and from work by car, train, or bus, you probably get anxious by the sheer volume of people sharing your journey during prime rush hour. When you have a flexible work schedule, you can minimize this — or completely avoid it with remote work — by coming into the office at a time that suits you. Opt to beat the crowds with an early schedule or wait them out by holding later hours.

Spend More Time With Loved Ones

Quality time with family and friends is a great way to boost your mental health, but a rigid work schedule can easily put a wrench in that. The ability to create your own schedule allows you to work around your loved ones. For example, you can arrange your work hours to ensure you’re able to drop your kids off at school in the mornings and pick them up in the evenings.

Become More Productive

It’s hard to focus on work when you’re constantly distracted by office chatter or exhausted from getting up at an early hour your body just can’t handle. When you’re able to set your own schedule, you can do so in a way that maximizes your productivity. For example, if you like to stay up late, get a solid night’s sleep, come into the office at 10am and stay until 6pm. No matter how you do it, a flexible schedule can help you feel better and become more efficient.

Want to start 2018 with a flexible new accounting or finance job? Team up with Accountingpros Recruiting + Staffing to find a temporary/contract, contract-to-hire, or direct-hire opportunity with a leading Seattle company!

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Grow Your Career in Seattle

Accountingpros Recruiting + Staffing currently has these eight great job opportunities in Seattle:

  • Accounts Receivable Coordinator: Assist the AR team of an established company in the leisure & hospitality industry, by overseeing all of the accounts in the collections process. The ideal candidate has excellent customer service skills, can work well under pressure and is extremely organized. Learn more.
  • Financial Analyst: If you’re passionate about financial information, driven by growth within a company, have the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and are willing to pitch in wherever needed, you may be the ideal fit for this leading technology company. Find more information.
  • Junior Accountant: Trying to break into the accounting field? An established manufacturing company is looking for an entry-level associate to assist with the day-to-day operations of their accounting and finance departments and help with other projects as needed. Apply here.
  • Part-time Bookkeeper: A rapidly growing company downtown seeks an experienced accounting professional looking for a high volume of work in a fun work environment, with great perks! Job duties include order entries, AR/AP accounting and assisting the controller with projects. Learn more.
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  • Senior Accountant: Join an office of financial advisors downtown. You’ll lead the accounting and financial reporting department for both the company and their clients. Responsibilities of the job include month-end and year-end processes, account reconciliations, assisting with GL maintenance when needed and special projects. Find out more about this opportunity.
  • Senior Billing Specialist: Become part of an established financial planning team in the downtown area. The company is looking for candidates with strong analytical skills, a good work ethic and outstanding customer service skills. You’ll be responsible for preparing monthly client bills, researching expenses to provide supporting documentation, invoice modification and proofing and assisting in other areas as needed. Apply here.
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