ERIC Number: EJ1085239
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
University English and Audit Firms in the Philippines: Meeting Needs, Merging Deeds
Tenedero, Pia Patricia P.; Vizconde, Camilla J.
Business and Professional Communication Quarterly, v78 n4 p428-453 Dec 2015
With increasing demand for accounting professionals, audit firms are banking on universities to provide graduates equipped with technical know-how and critical English skills. This explains heightened employer concern over the business English skills of new hires, prompting questions on adequacy and relevance of English taught in universities. Hence, this study probes into English skills necessary for new accountants in audit firms. Human resource directors of top audit firms in the Philippines describe the relevant skills in the workplace tasks of entry-level employees. Findings present a model of key English skills that provide leverage to accounting graduates in the Philippines.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Audits (Verification), Accounting, Business English, Language Skills, College Graduates, Entry Workers, Questionnaires, Surveys, College Second Language Programs, English (Second Language), Interviews, Qualitative Research
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Philippines
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