The Call of Consulting

By Robert Half on September 5, 2019 at 1:45am

THE CALL OF CONSULTING

CFOs were asked how attractive a career in consulting is to senior-level accounting and finance executives. Their responses:

47% Very attractive
43% Somewhat attractive
6% Somewhat unattractive
2% Very unattractive
2% Don’t know

The most attractive aspect of a consulting career, according to CFOs:*

27% Variety and challenge of work
21% Attractive compensation
20% Flexible schedule
18% Ability to make decisions more autonomously
13% Active employment

*Responses do not total 100% due to rounding; question asked of respondents who think a career in consulting is very or somewhat attractive.

In-demand attributes for consultants:

Adaptability
Change-management experience
Drive and enthusiasm
Soft skills
Technical expertise

Source: Robert Half Management Resources survey of more than 1,000 CFOs at U.S. companies with 20 or more employees

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