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ERIC Number: EJ1057920
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Apr
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-0950-4222
University versus Practice: A Pilot Study to Identify Skills Shortages That Exist in First-Year Trainee Accountants in South Africa
van Romburgh, Henriƫtte; van der Merwe, Nico
Industry and Higher Education, v29 n2 p141-149 Apr 2015
This study aims to determine the skills shortages in first-year trainee accountants entering practice in South Africa and to recommend ways to address and overcome those shortages. Questionnaires were administered to registered audit firms in Gauteng Province to gather the perceptions of senior trainees, managers and partners on the skills shortages in first-year trainee accountants. The overall view was that universities did not equip first-year trainees sufficiently with the skills to be successful in practice, especially with regard to professional communication and exposure to computer accounting software packages. It is argued that professional bodies and universities should work together to overcome these skills shortages.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Africa