Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the Accounting & Finance field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Accounting & Finance majors need many skills, but most especially Critical Thinking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Accounting & Finance majors need more than the average amount of Management of Financial Resources, Mathematics, Management of Material Resources, Management of Personnel Resources, Operations Analysis, Systems Evaluation, Monitoring, Systems Analysis, Judgment and Decision Making, Persuasion, Complex Problem Solving, Negotiation, Critical Thinking, Time Management, Learning Strategies, Active Learning, Speaking, Coordination, Active Listening, Writing, Reading Comprehension, Social Perceptiveness, Service Orientation, Instructing, Programming, Technology Design, Quality Control Analysis, Operation Monitoring, Science, Operation and Control, Repairing, Troubleshooting, Equipment Selection, Installation, and Equipment Maintenance.
These two visualizations, one a radial chart and one a bar chart, show the same information, a rating of how necessary the following skills are for Accounting & Finance majors. Toggle between "value" and "RCA" to see the absolute rating of that skill (value) and the revealed comparative advantage (RCA), or how much greater or lesser that skill's rating is than the average. The longer the bar or the closer the line comes to the circumference of the circle, the more important that skill is. The importance of Management of Financial Resources is very distinctive for majors, but the Critical Thinking, Reading Comprehension, Judgment and Decision Making, Active Listening, Speaking, Monitoring, Complex Problem Solving, Writing, Mathematics, Active Learning, Management of Financial Resources, Time Management, Systems Evaluation, Systems Analysis, Coordination, Persuasion, Management of Personnel Resources, Social Perceptiveness, Learning Strategies, Negotiation, Instructing, Service Orientation, Operations Analysis, Management of Material Resources, Operation Monitoring, Quality Control Analysis, Programming, Technology Design, Science, Operation and Control, Troubleshooting, Repairing, Equipment Selection, Installation, and Equipment Maintenance are the three most important skills for people in the field.