Building an Accounting and Finance Team to Capitalize on the Promise of Big Data

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Big data holds the promise of unprecedented business understanding. Yet, finance teams cannot fulfill that promise without people with the right skills to analyze and interpret that data.

Ninety per cent of finance leaders and managers report difficulties hiring staff with business analytics expertise. In our new report, Building a Team to Capitalize on the Promise of Big Data, Robert Half and the Institute of Management Accountants provide actionable insights to improve business analytics success, such as:

  • Specific business analytics skills managers most commonly seek
  • Non-technical or “soft” skills prioritized most often
  • Hiring, training and retention tactics