Karbon surveyed more than 200 accountants from around the globe to find out what they believe the most important soft skills are for modern accountants to have. An accountant can be as technically capable as anyone, but if they are unable to communicate effectively with clients, think on their feet, juggle tasks, or come up with a solution to a client’s complex problem, they will not have the same impact as a less technical, but more rounded accountant. The top five soft skills were: problem solving; time management; written communication; oral communication; and teamwork.

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