Forty-one percent of chief financial officers say finding a work-life balance is the biggest challenge for accounting and finance professionals, according to a new Accountemps survey.

Following a work-life balance as a workplace stressor are office politics and conflicts with coworkers at 28 percent and then staying current with evolving accounting and finance regulations at 16 percent. Another 9 percent of respondents say managing higher workloads is the biggest challenge while 4 percent of respondents are faced with a difficult commute.

"Work-life balance may seem like an issue for individuals, but it also should be a concern for businesses," says Max Messmer, chairman of Accountemps. "Whether it's through flexible work schedules, telecommuting arrangements or other options, companies can benefit from helping their teams balance professional and personal objectives. Organizations that commit to these efforts enhance morale and productivity and make their businesses more appealing places to work."

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