Email #1 Way to Reach Accountants
Who could have foreseen what a revolution email would be?
A new survey from Accountemps found that an overwhelming 73 percent of CFOs prefer to communicate with accountants by email. Telephone as a preferred media came in at 10 percent, while fax totaled nine percent.
Accountemps surveyed 1,400 CFOs from companies with 20 or more employees. Max Messmer, the head of Accountemps, reasoned that email results were high because of the way electronic communications can be used to exchange and speed along financial information.
However, he also cautioned the audience that written and verbal communications remain vitally important.
Voice of the Editor
Which isn’t completely true. I mean, occasionally I drop by when I manage to sneak out of the nonstop frat party over at Going Concern, but I’m mostly a wallflower over there. I’m happy to say that I’ve been given express permission (or explicit orders, if you like) to wander over here to AccountingWEB more often.
Why is that, you might ask? My job is to replace the irreplaceable Gail Perry as Editor-in-Chief. What does that mean? I don’t really know! I think it’ll be fun getting a feel for things, throwing in my own thoughts here and there, and listening to the discussions you’re having about the accounting profession.