BEYOND BOOK SMARTS
How prepared were you for your first accounting or finance job out of college?*
|56% Somewhat prepared|
|14% Not at all prepared|
|29% Very prepared|
In what ways were you unprepared for your first accounting or finance job?**
|49% Knowledge gained in classroom didn’t translate to the job|
|33% Didn’t know how to handle office politics|
|23% Lacked technology skills or software knowledge|
|20% Had inadequate functional accounting skills|
|15% Had inadequate soft skills|
Source: Accountemps online survey of more than 2,400 accounting and finance professionals in the United States.
*Responses do not total 100 percent due to rounding.
**Respondents who said they were somewhat or not at all prepared. Multiple responses were allowed.
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