Job candidates for accounting positions are increasingly interested in work/life balance and alternative scheduling, according to a newly released survey.

Fifty-seven percent of the 1,400 U.S. CFOs polled by recruiting firm Robert Half International said job candidates are more likely to ask now about work/life balance programs than they were five years ago.

These types of programs have been growing in recent years. Sixty-eight percent of the surveyed CFOs said their companies offer accounting staff some kind of alternative scheduling option.

The most common arrangement, cited by 51 percent of the survey respondents, was flexible hours. That was followed by part-time work, according to 27 percent of the respondents, and job-sharing arrangements, cited by 20 percent.

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