With just months to the end of 2022, businesses 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, Blackline 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 to recruiting and retaining F&A’s future leaders
- What makes companies attractive to talented F&A candidates
Academics in multiple markets were approached to hear their opinions on the challenges and opportunities for F&A’s future talent pipeline.