As we near the end of 2021, businesses across the world are gaining a clearer view of the road ahead. For many, this means a renewed appetite for organic, acquisitive or international growth and a sharper focus on bolstering the balance sheet.
Within this context, F&A and finance leaders are playing an increasingly critical role – providing vital consultancy, analysis, planning, and due diligence to ensure sound decision making.
Skills that go beyond the traditional and transactional are increasingly in demand and a more aggressive approach to recruitment and retention could be on the horizon.
Working with independent research firm Censuswide, we surveyed C-level executives and finance and accounting professionals in organizations around the world to understand:
The technological and other skills F&A need today to ensure growth for tomorrow
The biggest barriers for recruiting and retaining F&A’s future leaders
What makes companies attractive for talented F&A candidates
We also interviewed academics in multiple markets to hear their opinions on the challenges and opportunities for F&A’s future talent pipeline. Read this white paper for the full research results.