When it comes to the art of communication, financial services and accounting managers say they could use some help.

In a recent survey of 230 banking, financial services, manufacturing, technology, and other companies, 52% of managers said they would benefit most from training in communications skills. George A. Bajalia, president of Accounting Principals, the Jacksonville, Fla. executive search firm that did the survey, said the growing need for strong skills in this area is due in part to the consolidation that has swept through many industries.

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