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In a recent survey by Accountemps, half of CFOs polled said interpersonal abilities are the most important communication skills for accounting and finance professionals.

Other in-demand communications skills include:

Presentation and public speaking ability—17%

Negotiation skills—16%

Writing ability—12%

Source: Accountemps, www.accountemps.com.

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