Accounting for Experience

By Robert Half on April 22, 2019 at 6:00am


The top skills and experience that CFOs value most when hiring new accounting and finance graduates:

#1: Prior work experience
#2: Interpersonal/soft skills
#3: Software skills/technology proficiency
#4: College performance

How important is it for entry-level accounting and finance professionals to have work experience in the field while in college?

62% Very important
33% Somewhat important
5% Somewhat unimportant
1% Not at all important

Responses do not total 100 percent due to rounding.

Source: Accountemps survey of more than 1,100 CFOs at companies in the United States

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