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ERIC Number: EJ1155750
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0963-9284
Professional Competence and Continuing Professional Development in Accounting: Professional Practice vs. Non-Practice
Murphy, Brid
Accounting Education, v26 n5-6 p482-500 2017
In 2004, the International Federation of Accountants introduced International Education Standard 7 (IES 7), requiring all member professional accounting bodies to adopt mandatory continuing professional development (CPD) schemes. IES 7 places responsibility on individual accounting practitioners to maintain, develop and certify appropriate professional competence. A number of studies have examined practitioner engagement with formal CPD mechanisms and highlighted differing levels of engagement vis-à-vis professional roles. However, the nature of this difference had not been explained. This paper addresses this gap and examines perceptions of professional competence and associated CPD practices. Participants were selected from one professional accounting body, Chartered Accountants Ireland, and a phenomenographic approach was used to obtain and analyse experiential accounts. The findings highlight significant differences between perceptions and practices among participants in professional practice and non-practice roles.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Information Analyses
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ireland
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