The Skills Gap in Entry-Level Management Accounting and Finance: Executive Summary

Published On:
January 22, 2015
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APQC
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In 2014, APQC and the Competency Crisis initiative of the Institute for Management Accountants (IMA) conducted a survey on the current state of entry-level management accounting and finance talent. The survey aimed to answer the following questions.

  • What skills do entry-level management accounting and finance talent need for success?
  • Is there a shortage of qualified, entry-level management accounting and finance talent?
  • What are leading practices for hiring entry-level management accounting and finance talent?
  • Which challenges are being faced in hiring entry-level management accounting and finance talent?
  • What interventions would make the hiring process easier?

This executive summary details the main findings from the white paper derived from an analysis of these survey results.