Finance Professionals With Leadership & Tech Skills Wanted

By on August 22, 2019 at 8:22am


CFOs reported on the importance of business analytics skills for accounting and finance professionals:

Mandatory for everyone 28%
Mandatory for some positions 52%
Nice to have, but not mandatory 19%
Rarely needed 1%

Percentage of companies who provide professional development opportunities to build business analytics skills: 89%

CFOs cited the following attributes as the hardest to find in accounting and finance job candidates:

Leadership abilities 27%
Technology experience or aptitude 24%
Functional job skills 23%
Soft skills, e.g., interpersonal or communications skills 14%
Organizational culture fit 12%
Other 1%

Source: Robert Half survey of more than 300 CFOs at companies with 20 or more employees in Canada.

©2019 Robert Half

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