October 4, 2022

Latest CFO Survey Results Reveal a Whole Lot of Information That Will Make You Shrug with Indifference

Take it away, Robert Half

In the latest survey, 5% of executives said they plan to add personnel and 6% said they expect job cuts in accounting and finance.
In other words, everyone's just sitting around like boobs. What else is going on? Finding the right people is hard!
Finding qualified talent remains a problem in the sector. Fifty-eight percent of CFOs said it is challenging to find skilled financial professionals today, but that number shrank from 69% in the previous quarterly survey. Ryan Sutton, Robert Half’s senior vice president for the company’s New England district, said clients in the Northeast are continuing to struggle to fill a lot of key positions.
Plus – don't let those Excel skills get rusty and ALSO! the future will be different!
“My advice to candidates … is to make sure your technical skills are beefed up,” Sutton said. “Be up to date in Excel skills. Be up to date in your ERP skills, and as much as you can stay on the front end of accounting and the trends. Don’t rest on the laurels of what you’ve done the last 10 years. Make sure what you’ve done the last 10 years and what you’re doing today puts you in a position to continue to excel in the next 10 years as accounting shifts.”
Okay, back to work.
 
[via JofA]

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