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By Robert Half October 9, 2018 at 6:00am

4-YEAR DEGREE NOT ALWAYS REQUIRED

THE FUNCTIONAL AREAS WHERE FINANCIAL EXECUTIVES ARE WILLING TO HIRE SOMEONE WITHOUT A COLLEGE DEGREE:

54% Accounts payable
47% Accounts receivable
31% Credits & collections
30% Payroll
24% General accounting
13% Budgets & analysis
12% Finance
10% Cost accounting
9% Tax
8% Internal audit
7% International accounting
17% None of the above

Multiple responses permitted.

WOULD YOU BE WILLING TO PROVIDE TUITION REIMBURSEMENT OR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR A NEW HIRE WITHOUT A COLLEGE DEGREE?
37% No
63% Yes

BY COMPANY SIZE:

  20-49 employees 50-99 employees 100-249 employees 250-499 employees 500-999 employees 1,000+ employees
  Yes 51% 78% 81% 91% 91% 93%
  No 50% 22% 19% 9% 10% 7%

Responses may not total 100 percent due to rounding.

Source: Robert Half Finance & Accounting survey of more than 2,000 finance leaders in the United States

© 2018 Robert Half Finance & Accounting. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans.

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