The Top Ways to Give Thanks to Your
Accounting & Finance Team

Now is always the perfect moment to show gratitude for those who work tirelessly and hold significant value in our lives. Of course, this should include your dedicated accounting and finance team!

According to a survey by Gartner, a striking 82% of accountants note that economic volatility has increased demands for their work, with 73% reporting that their workload has increased due to new regulations. To ensure your team remains motivated and valued, consider expressing your thanks through these simple, yet meaningful gestures of appreciation!

1. Tell Them

Although this may seem too obvious, when was the last time you genuinely thanked your team for all their hard work? It costs nothing, takes no time at all, but could really mean a lot to those who work so hard for you.

2. Listen to Feedback

According to FlexJobs, only 21% of workers say they were able to have open, productive conversations with HR about solutions to their feelings of burnout.

Amid rising burnout, particularly post-pandemic and workplace culture changes, it's crucial to actively listen and ensure employees feel genuinely supported now more than ever.

3. Start a Gratitude Wall

We all thrive on recognition, so why not celebrate your team's wins publicly? Dedicate some office (or virtual) space to showcase your staff's achievements – pair a fun photo of each employee with something awesome they've accomplished lately. It can be work-related or a personal highlight!

4. Offer Wellness & Mental Health Benefits

According to FlexJobs, more than three-quarters (76%) of respondents agree that workplace stress affects their mental health. Mental Health America found that people were open to participating in virtual mental health solutions if they were offered through their workplace, such as:

  • Meditation sessions (45%)
  • Healthy eating classes (38%)
  • Virtual workout classes (37%)
  • Desktop yoga (32%)
  • Webinars about mental health topics (31%)

The right perks are different for every organization and culture, so it’s best to collect employee feedback and offer flexible options to improve the workplace experience.

5. Explore Team Building Events

There’s a plethora of fantastic team-building exercises out there: Paintball, camping, beach cleaning, scavenger hunts, you name it. There are plenty of great ways to blow off steam and build trust that can be done - both virtually or in person.

6. Keep Communication Consistent

Keeping your team informed and connected is key to boosting engagement and satisfaction. When your employees effortlessly share information, expectations, and updates, it directly combats burnout.

Transparent leadership and frequent communication (through practices like a weekly "All Hands" meeting) empower workers to stay updated, anticipate expectations, and prepare for what lies ahead. While utilizing communication tools such as Slack, teams can boost internal connections within remote and distributed environments, fostering better collaboration and camaraderie.

7. Automate Manual Processes

Blue Onion equips your team with the tools and resources to cut down on manual processing tasks, freeing them up to dive into strategic initiatives and innovation. By streamlining order-to-cash reconciliations, Blue Onion slashes month-end close time from days to mere minutes. Say goodbye to the mundane grind and inspire your team with automated workflows that ignite productivity and creativity!

* While we are a team of former accountants, we are not in the business of providing professional services. The information presented is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional accounting, tax, or legal advice. We recommend that you consult with a qualified accountant, tax advisor, or lawyer who is familiar with the specific needs and nuances of your business.

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