Steve Kunze, deputy chief financial officer at the Department of Commerce (DOC), said the CFO Council expects to unveil early next year a strategic plan for the “workforce of tomorrow,” Federal News Network reported Thursday. He said the council’s working group has been collaborating with the Joint Financial Management Improvement Program for nearly a year on the strategy.
Work includes performing an “environmental scan” or assessment of over 1,200 papers from consulting firms, professional organizations and academics to analyze trends that will shape the government’s financial workforce in the next two decades.
“Data and technology are the two things that are going to be driving what the financial management professional is going to be living, and what that environment is going to look like,” Kunze said Wednesday at ACT-IAC’s virtual ReImagine Nation ELC conference.
The working group is working to identify competencies and skill sets that financial professionals will need in the future based on the identified trends as well as developing objectives for agencies to meet under the strategic plan. The team will then submit the proposed plan to the full council for evaluation and approval.