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How much free time do CPAs usually get a week and how much vacation time?

My firm promotes a work/life balance and we are compensated for the overtime that we work during tax/busy season. This compensation is either paid or vacation time. In addition to the standard two weeks of vacation per year, I usually receive an additional four weeks of vacation to take outside of busy season from the over time I’ve worked during tax season.

On a week to week basis, my schedule is usually full of client meetings, training classes, seminars, marketing events, client field work and in office work, but outside of busy season we only work a 38 hour work week, so there’s plenty of time for personal things. During busy season, we can work anywhere from 40 to 60 hours per week, which is a lot but pays off with those four weeks of vacation during the summer.

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