Despite dramatic changes in the accounting profession, nearly one in five corporate accounting departments are not planning to offer training to their accountants in the next two years, according to a new survey.
The survey, conducted by staffing company Accountemps, found that 18 percent of the 1,400 CFOs it interviewed said they had no training plans for their accountants. Among the companies that do plan to offer training programs in the next two years, 30 percent of the CFOs plan to invest in information technology skills development, while 26 percent intend to offer courses in accounting or finance.
Another 16 percent of the CFOs surveyed said they would provide management training to their accountants. Eight percent indicated their companies would offer training in "soft skills."
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