Accountants have made quite a name for themselves in the corporate world. Almost every corporate entity survives, in large part, due to the success of its accounting operations.
Because their roles are crucial, accountants have had very rewarding careers, and often, they have taken the route of owning their independent businesses, which are likely to have become successes as well. Here are a few reasons as to why they can be good leaders.
Accountants typically have strong organization skills. This is what enables proper delegation of tasks and prioritization of goals. Doing these the right way can dictate how successful a company’s overall management will be.
It is typical too of accountants to be very detail specific. As looking for small mistakes in a balance sheet can be likened to finding a needle in a haystack, accountants’ brains are hardwired into this kind of orientation. This kind of talent is most useful, especially when dealing with people in an organizational framework.
Another reason why accountants can be reliable leaders is their skill to make decisions fast. It so happens that accountants are quite immersed in a certain environment that can also speed up their ability to classify things with much success. In leadership, this makes for swift decision-making that enables actionability.
Accounting is no joke, and neither is the business of leadership. When these two combine, they can make a strong foundation for a powerhouse corporate entity to make waves soon enough.
Edmund O’Brien is the CEO of the Americas at Arvato Bertelsmann. He is a successful leader who started out as a certified public accountant. To get more business insights in his field, visit his profile on LinkedIn.