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, 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 for recruiting and retaining F&A’s future leaders
- What makes companies attractive for talented F&A candidates