QUALITY IN ACCOUNTING GRADUATES: EMPLOYER EXPECTATIONS OF THE GRADUATE SKILLS IN THE BACHELOR OF ACCOUNTING DEGREE

  • Seedwell Tanaka Muyako Sithole University of Wollongong, School of Accounting, Economics & Finance, Australia

Abstract

This study investigated the accounting knowledge and skills desired by employers and their level of satisfaction with skills demonstrated by entry level accounting graduates. Results of survey research involving thirty-five accounting employers indicate that computing techniques, written communication, and reporting skills are required by employers. In contrast, employers perceive accounting graduates to be highly skilled in measurement skills, reporting skills, and research skills. Furthermore, as far as technological skills are concerned, employers indicated that the students are better trained in word-processing and knowledge of communications software skills, yet employers expect more knowledge of accounting packages and spreadsheet competencies for entry level graduates. The results provide useful information for academics and administrators that are making changes to their curricula.

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Published
2015-08-30
How to Cite
Sithole, S. T. M. (2015). QUALITY IN ACCOUNTING GRADUATES: EMPLOYER EXPECTATIONS OF THE GRADUATE SKILLS IN THE BACHELOR OF ACCOUNTING DEGREE. European Scientific Journal, ESJ, 11(22). Retrieved from https://eujournal.org/index.php/esj/article/view/6052