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Five hot finance jobs for 2008

LadderCPAs rock, but according to Robert Half International, some of them will rock a little harder than others in 2008.

RHI has released the newest edition of its Salary Guide, which includes a list of the five hottest accounting and finance jobs for 2008. Those jobs are:

  1. Internal auditor
  2. Senior accountant
  3. Hedge fund accountant
  4. Financial analyst
  5. Public accountant

The list is based largely on compensation figures. Still, says RHI Chair and CEO Max Messmer, “Demand remains strong for highly skilled accounting and finance professionals, particularly those whose functional expertise is complemented by excellent communication and technology skills."

Speaking of so-called "soft skills," they're in greater demand than ever. In fact, a recent survey found that 53 percent of CFOs actively seek candidates with extensive communication and interpersonal skills, even if those candidates are less technically adept than other candidates.

What do you think is more important for finance personnel -- technical knowledge or soft skills?


Bill Sheridan