Fifty-four percent of the accounting and finance professionals in a new survey said that economic uncertainty was making their jobs more complex.

The survey, by recruiter Ajilon Finance and the Institute of Management Accountants, also found that job opportunities for accountants remain strong. Sixty-five percent of the accounting and finance professionals polled think that there are currently more, or the same amount of, job opportunities available for accountants compared to a year ago. Twenty-seven percent find it challenging to recruit qualified candidates for job openings on their teams.

Eighty-two percent of the respondents cited "soft skills" as very important for accounting professionals. Fifty-five percent of finance executives don't think their organizations are losing sight of other strategic goals such as sales or hiring.

Forty-six percent of finance professionals see their companies implementing strategic changes for long-term benefits, compared to 19 percent who say their company is only making short-term changes and 21 percent who see their company as focused solely on maintaining the status quo.

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