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Career training a key tool to lure accounting talent

by Ken Tysiac and Andrew Kenney | Sep 29, 2015   ()

It may not be enough anymore to offer talented finance and accounting job candidates positions with good pay, benefits, or even perks such as flexible hours.

With talent in high demand, some employers are finding that it’s essential to offer training and skills development opportunities.

Jessica Lincoln Thomas, CPA, CGMA, east regional controller for packaging manufacturer Pregis in New York, finds that candidates age 21–25 don’t even ask about training and learning opportunities. Instead, they assume they will have access to them if they are hired.

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Source: Journal of Accountancy

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