Soft Skills Are Essential For Today’s Accountant

Any qualified accountant has the technical skills required to do the job. Those that rise to senior positions set themselves apart by their soft skills.

If you invest the time and effort in developing your soft skills then you will:

  • Set yourself apart from the competition
  • Prepare yourself for senior positions
  • Be more effective at work
  • Get greater recognition and appreciation
  • Communicate clearly and be understood
  • Develop strong relationships and allies

If you want to be promoted to run the finance team, or develop yourself into a more effective finance director or CFO, then you’ve come to the right place.

Technical Skills
Soft Skills
Communication

Good Communication skills are essential to get your message across effectively.

Problem Solving

Learn to deal with problems that have no right answers.

Management

Managing people in your team for improved performance.

Leadership

Leading larger teams, setting the direction and inspiring others to follow.

Strategic Thinking

Seeing the big picture, thinking and planning for the long term. Create an inspiring vision.

Influencing

Presenting your insights effectively in a persuasive manner.


Strategic Thinking Skills 55%
Communication Skills 70%
Leadership Skills 45%
Managing People 65%

Which soft skills do you need to work on?

There are a wide range of soft skills that employers and colleagues look for in a senior finance professional. Some you will be naturally good at and others may seem difficult to grasp and a bit fuzzy - what do people mean and what do they expect from me?