I am the EA Team Leader at EY Canberra and my role relies heavily on flexibility - as I work 2 hours from the Canberra office. My partner and I were fortunate enough to be in a position to buy our first home and we wanted to move back home near Temora. I was able to submit a flexbile work arrangement with EY that allows me to work from home and travel to Canberra as needed. I have been working flexibly for over a year now, and am proof that flexible working actually works - that you dont need to be in the office every day to be successful and continue to provide the same standard of work. I have a team of 11 EA's and I support and encourage their flexibility whether it be working from home or different locations, leaving early for appointments, arriving late due to school committments etc.