Career Paths Improving For Women in Finance, Accounting

Menlo Park, Calif. — Oct. 15

The career outlook for women in finance and accounting has improved over the past decade, according to a new survey from global staffing firm Robert Half.

About 42 percent of chief financial officers interviewed in the survey said the ability of women in the finance field to advance through the ranks is better now than 10 years ago. Just 4 percent of executives said there are fewer opportunities for women.

The survey findings are being released in advance of the 2013 Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance, or AFWA, Annual Conference being held Oct. 20-23 in Indianapolis. Robert Half’s Accountemps and Robert Half Finance & Accounting divisions are the Exclusive Staffing Visionary Partners of AFWA and have been alliance partners since 1996.

The survey is based on interviews with more than 2,100 CFOs from a random sample of companies in more than 20 of the largest U.S. markets.

Source: Robert Half