1. Employers Seek Nonaccounting Skills in Accountants

    Employers Seek Nonaccounting Skills in Accountants

    CFOs who are hiring accounting and finance staff are looking beyond accounting skills, according to a new survey. The survey, by the staffing company Accountemps, found that 33 percent of the 2,100 CFOs polled said they value general business knowledge most. Twenty-five percent of the survey respondents are looking for expertise in information technology. Fourteen percent of the CFOS said they value communication skills, 13 percent prefer leadership abilities, another 13 percent favor customer s

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    1. Accounting and finance professionals are playing a broader role at work they help develop strategy, inform key decisions and serve as business partners for multiple departments.