Inaugural Summit To Focus On Impact Of Changing Workforce Demographic

MENLO PARK, CA -- Robert Half announced today the creation of the Financial Leadership Council, which will bring together distinguished accounting, finance and audit leaders to address key workforce issues facing the profession. Council members include thought leaders from business and private industry, public accounting, academia, and professional associations. Robert Half has long been recognized for its ongoing research, workplace surveys and industry-leading informational materials on emerging employment and management trends in the accounting and finance field. The establishment of the Financial Leadership Council is a natural extension of this legacy. The Council will gather in person in early 2007 for a summit to discuss the impact of changing workforce demographics on the current accounting landscape. To share the group’s findings, Robert Half International will issue a research report outlining ways organizations can better prepare tomorrow’s workforce.

“This decade’s accounting reforms and the need for companies to address key growth and governance initiatives have resulted in significant, ongoing demand for skilled accounting, finance and audit professionals,” said Max Messmer, chairman and CEO of Robert Half. “The Financial Leadership Council is composed of a select group of individuals whose purpose is to identify strategies that can help businesses address demographic and economic trends reshaping the accounting and finance workforce.”

To learn more about the Council and view a complete list of its members, please visit the Financial Leadership Council’s website at For nearly 60 years, Robert Half has served as a leading resource for the accounting and finance community on career and management trends. Each year, the company produces numerous white papers, surveys of executives in finance and other professional disciplines, salary guides and a host of other informational materials, drawing on its strategic industry partnerships, ongoing research efforts and daily experience working with job candidates and employers. Robert Half was founded in 1948 and is traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Its financial staffing divisions include Robert Half® Finance & Accounting, Accountemps® and Robert Half® Management Resources, for full-time, temporary and senior-level project professionals, respectively. The company has more than 350 offices throughout North America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region, and offers online job search services on its divisional websites, all of which can be accessed at ###

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