Accountants – Math Wizards or Problem Solvers?
New Survey Shows Accountants Prefer Tackling Problems Over Crunching Numbers:
as released on: TORONTO, March 18, 2015 /CNW/ –
What do most accountants enjoy about their profession?
Apparently 39% of accounting and finance professionals enjoy solving problems; as discovered in a Robert Half Finance & Accounting survey.
While 29% enjoy making strategic recommendations for the business to give them the most career satisfaction. Working with numbers came in at 17%.
Finance and accounting professionals were asked, “What part of working in the accounting and finance profession do you enjoy the most?” Their responses*:
*Responses do not total 100% due to rounding.
|Making strategic recommendations for the business||29%|
|Working with numbers||17%|
|Learning new technologies/software||5%|
|Collaborating with others||7%|
That should be a surprise to those outside of Accounting that have always believed that you have to “love to work with numbers” to be an accountant.
Those of us in Accounting know that there is so much more than enjoying to work with numbers in our professions. This survey provides evidence of it.
What part of working in the accounting and finance profession do you enjoy the most?