ACCOUNTING FOR EXPERIENCE
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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