You may need to have more than a head for numbers to get a job in finance these days.
A new survey of chief financial officers finds that most think it’s somewhat or very important to have a sense of humor if you want to fit in with their companies.
The survey of 1,400 CFOs, conducted on behalf of staffing firm Accountemps, found that 57 percent think an employee’s sense of humor is somewhat important when it comes to fitting in with the company’s corporate culture. Another 22 percent said it was very important.
Only 20 percent thought humor wasn't important at all.
We’re guessing that when you work in an intense field like finance or accounting, it helps to be able to crack a joke to lighten things up. That’s worth keeping in mind should you find yourself at a job interview with a CFO.
Of course, some accountants seem to prefer to save all their humor for their resignation letter.