We are delighted to be featured in ISCA Journal for being An Accounting Firm that Makes Work-Life Balance Possible on 18 March 2017.
ISCA Journal’s write-up on 3E Accounting Makes Work-Life Balance Possible.
Professionals in accounting firms usually face long hours and heavy workloads. Hard work and constant pressure are part and parcel of the job scope. 3E Accounting has the formula right. By putting the needs of employees first, the company has created a healthy work-life balance, and successfully retained talented staff. Anything that is important to their employees is important to the company too – whether it be the needs of children, pets or even travelling.
Managing Director Lawrence Chai believes that work-life balance does not exist in a vacuum, but rather, is fundamentally connected to how bosses lead and manage. Concepts such as professional autonomy, flexibility, time management and prioritizing the needs of the family are all a key part of 3E Accounting’s company fabric.
3E Accounting offers its employees the autonomy to manage their individual work schedules, and encourages all staff to enjoy life outside their careers – be it in their role as parents, or even the pursuit of individual passions. This system has effectively enhanced the team’s productivity, enabling staff to work diligently but without the risk of burnout.
The Benefits of Technology
3E Accounting has wisely made use of technology to enhance work flexibility and reduce manual workload. For example, cloud-based services such as the company’s ‘Telepresence Robot’ enable employees to work remotely, even from home, all while staying in close contact with co-workers. Double Robotics Technology is adopted to successfully enable flexi-time, flexi-load and flexi-place arrangements.
3E Accounting’s flexible work culture has paid dividends, with the company winning the prestigious Exemplary Employer Award 2016, organized by the Tripartite Alliance for Fair and Progressive Employment Practices (TAFEP). The company was also recently visited by Senior Minister of State, Mrs Josephine Teo, who was very impressed with how 3E Accounting has leveraged on state-of-the-art technology to enhance work flexibility.
ISCA Journal, 2017
The ISCA Journal feature in-depth analysis of accounting and business issues and pertinent developments in the accountancy arena. The Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA) is the national accountancy body of Singapore. ISCA’s vision is to be a globally recognised professional accountancy body, bringing value to our members, the profession and wider community.
3E Accounting wishes to thank ISCA Journal for the feature and all staff and clients for their tremendous support.