The changing roles and skills gap in the accounting profession

an examination of practitioners in their first year of experience as a potential resource

Zijian Wang, Hsiu Sin

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Abstract

The expansive roles of the accounting profession have presented a skills-gap problem in meeting the demand for suitably skilled practitioners. This study examines firstyear practitioners as a potential resource. Specifically, their experiences of critical thinking skills are investigated as these skills are essential for solving unstructured problems, strategic planning and value creation identified in these roles. Phenomenographic findings highlight a need to develop new practitioners' abilities to integrate the profession's fundamental values and ethics into practices towards achieving outcomes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication32nd Annual Congress of the European Accounting Association
PublisherEuropean Accounting Association
Pages1-27
Number of pages27
Publication statusPublished - 2009
EventAnnual Congress of the European Accounting Association - Tampere, Finland
Duration: 12 May 200915 May 2009

Conference

ConferenceAnnual Congress of the European Accounting Association
CityTampere, Finland
Period12/05/0915/05/09

Keywords

  • skills gap
  • accounting profession
  • critical thinking skills
  • problem solving skills
  • ethics

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