Benefits such as health insurance are nearly as popular as salary in convincing accounting professionals to join a company, according to a new survey.

Recruitment company Robert Half International found that 37 percent of the 1,400 CFOs from across the U.S. it surveyed said that offering higher compensation than competitors was the most effective way to attract accounting professionals. But 33 percent of the CFOs cited benefits as the top draw, an increase of 31 points from 2003, when only 2 percent of CFOs cited benefits as the main influence.

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