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Information Technology Knowledge and Skills Accounting Graduates Need


Sithole, STM, Information Technology Knowledge and Skills Accounting Graduates Need, International Journal of Business and Social Science, 6, (8) pp. 47-52. ISSN 2219-1933 (2015) [Refereed Article]

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Technological changes and their associated impacts on businesses have necessitated a discussion on the contents of the undergraduate accounting degree curriculums. As a result of these changes various studies have suggested a wide range of changes to align the curriculums with the needs of the employers. This research investigates accounting graduates IT skills and knowledge relevant to their roles in providing competent and professional services. Data was obtained from employers on 10 IT skills and knowledge areas applicable to accounting graduates. Results of the survey research suggest that students are better trained in word-processing and knowledge of communications software skills, yet employers expect entry level accounting graduates to possess accounting packages knowledge and spreadsheet competencies. The results provide useful information for academics and administrators that are making changes to their curricula.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:accounting, accounting skills, education, graduate skills, information technology, knowledge, university graduates
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Accounting, auditing and accountability
Research Field:Financial accounting
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Learner and learning
Objective Field:Learner and learning not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Sithole, STM (Dr Seedwell Sithole)
ID Code:123584
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:TSBE
Deposited On:2018-01-11
Last Modified:2018-01-22

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