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Qualifications are still key

20 August 2018

Just 6% of CFOs believe that industry experience is more important than qualifications when recruiting finance professionals, according to research from Robert Walters, Totaljobs and Jobsite.

Professionals are widely in agreement, with just 11% of accountants believing that industry experience will be the key factor in developing their career.

The research also revealed distinctions in how much value employers place on various qualifications. ACA/ICAS was considered valuable by the largest number of employers (53%), closely followed by ACCA (50%), with CIMA at 41%.
By contrast the researchers claimed that just 12% felt that AAT qualifications were valuable, with professionals in agreement.

Robert Walters Habiba Khatoon said: “For finance professionals formal professional qualifications have a huge impact on their ability to progress within their career and which roles are available to them.”

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