CFOs can anticipate a tightening market for seasoned accounting professionals following the economic recovery. Expectations of today’s experienced finance and accounting talent have expanded — they must keep abreast of ever-evolving accounting regulations and standards, and develop technical skills as well as soft skills for leveraging and communicating financial data — but their expectations of employers have shifted as well. Finding the right candidate is one side of the coin; keeping them is the other.
The evolving accounting talent profile: CFO strategies for attracting, training and retaining accounting professionals offers insights on recruiting, training and retaining accounting professionals. Findings were drawn from in-depth interviews with CFOs from the U.S. and around the world. This study explores a range of factors: