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CFOs struggle to find the right staff

Monday 6th August, 2018

According to research from specialist recruitment consultancy Robert Half, 93% of UK businesses find it challenging to attract qualified accounting and finance professionals.

Globally this figure is more pronounced, with 94% of businesses also reporting similar challenges.

With digital transformation a priority for many organisations there is now more focus on skills, with 43% of CFOs cited data analysis, whilst 35% cited financial analysis and 34% data forecasting.

Matt Weston, UK Managing Director at Robert Half, said, “Identifying the right candidate in this current war for talent means that businesses need to define what skills and qualities are required for a successful role, then focus primarily on these alongside cultural fit,”.

He added, “Defining the skills that can be learnt will allow businesses to expand their candidate pool and identify talent with the potential for long-term success.”

The study polled almost 5,000 CFOs in 14 countries, examined how traditional job roles are becoming more complex due to digital transformation initiatives.