Gone are the days when professionals were partitioned into their own silos and required only to possess the expertise of their fields. The modern professional does not have the simplicity of a singular toolkit. Instead, today’s workers cement their value by wielding a swiss-army knife of skills.
What about today’s financial experts? What skills should they have in their toolkits to maximize their value and remain relevant in a quickly changing field?
Cyberthieves thrive on inattention to risk. That’s why PwC has said, “it's imperative for financial services companies to prepare their workforce for increasingly sophisticated attacks by cyberintruders.” Tell your employer how you add greater protection to their sensitive material and you’ll be worth your weight in gold.
That was three years ago. Mobile innovation and cloud solutions have only become more mainstream. And yet, many companies still use decade old, on-premise systems well-due for replacement. As this replacement occurs, organizations will be desperate for workers capable of using these new financial management solutions well outside of their “Excel” comfort zones.
SaaS financial software helps streamline processes by reducing time and effort; which pays dividends on the bottom line. Further, SaaS technology opens the door for greater collaboration, greater visibility, and greater accuracy within the organization.
But these tools are only as good as the people using them. You can be sure employers are foaming at the mouth looking for talent that can make sense of this new technology.
Some claim that Blockchain will revolutionize the banking industry because of its ability to speed up transactions and reduce the risk of fraud.
So what is the blockchain? Now might be the time to learn everything you can.
Think you have the right skills? Why not check who’s hiring.