EY Partner, Victoria Price, named one of UK’s top ‘power part-timers’

25th March 2021, 4:09 pm

North West, Thursday 25 March 2021EY Tax Partner and UK Private Client Service Leader, Victoria Price, has been recognised in the 2021 Timewise Power List: a roll call of 25 of the most successful senior-level executives in the UK, who work part-time.

Social consultants, Timewise, publish a new ‘Power List’ annually – and have done since 2012 – in order to ‘change the conversation to what’s possible’ when you work part-time.

This year, every person on the Power List has either been hired into their senior position on a part-time basis or, has achieved a significant promotion while working part-time. Featured on the list is North-West based EY Partner, Victoria Price, who has been promoted four-times while working less than five-days a week.

With a young son and the main carer for her grandmother, Victoria joined EY on a part-time basis at age 23, and nine years later made Partner (age 32). She has worked between 3.5 and 4.5 days a week throughout her career to help balance her work and home life – now with three children.

Victoria Price, EY Tax Partner and UK Private Client Service Leader, said: “I have never been afraid to be open and honest about how important both my home and work life is to me. I believe that striking the right, yet flexible balance, has allowed me to successfully build my entire career. Becoming a mum at 18 showed me that there will always be something more important than my job, yet it drives me to succeed. Having flexibility means that the kids are in no doubt that they are the priority and that I’ll always be there at the important times of their lives.”

As well as advising the region’s high-net worth individuals and large private businesses on complex tax queries, Victoria is responsible for EY’s Private Tax team across the whole UK – comprising of approximately 220 people.

In addition, Victoria now co-leads EY’s flagship award programme, Entrepreneur Of The Year (EOY) across the UK, having run the programme in the North of England for the last five years. EOY celebrates high-potential entrepreneurs and their contribution to the UK economy.

EY has championed flexible working for many years with all of the firm’s job roles advertised as ‘open to flexibility’.

Timewise co-founder and judge Karen Mattison MBE, who led the initiative from the start said: “For so long we have seen an apology before the term part-time: ‘I’m just part time’, ‘I’m only part-time’ and so on. Three in four people in the UK now believe people who work part-time should be able to progress in their careers – without losing their flex. In the year that proved people can work differently – this is taking ‘different’ to the next level. Now it is time for employers to reflect this shift, in how they design and advertise jobs’.

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