“There is an opportunity here for government finance leaders to quickly resolve skill deficits in their departments,” said Ms. Barg Bulman. “But it’s likely to mean embracing remote working practices that have become established during the pandemic.”
Analytical Thinking (11,067), Accounting Operations (7,934) and Manage Compliance with Procedures, Laws and Regulations (6,171) were the three competencies that were most mentioned on U.S. government finance job listing in H2 2020. These top three together were mentioned more times than the sum of a long tail of other relevant competencies.
The highest supply of candidates with analytical thinking or accounting operations competence is New York. For managing compliance, it is Washington D.C.
“It’s not surprising that such major cities have a big supply of candidates, but they also have high demand for such candidates,” said Ms. Barg Bulman. “However, if finance leaders start to think it might be easier to source the right candidates from Texas or California it could make it easier to hire the most in-demand skills.”
Gartner clients can read more in Government Finance Talent: U.S. Cities With the Candidates You Need
Non Clients can read: U.S. Cities With the Best Government Finance Talent.
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