Search Swinburne Research Bank
This object has not yet been indexed by the background indexing service.
Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.3/158354
- Accounting for the future
- Hancock, Phil; Howieson, Bryan; Kavanagh, Marie; Kent, Jenny; Tempone, Irene; Segal, Naomi
- Concern over communication and other generic skills of accounting graduates is not new. In 1990 the Mathews Report (Mathews et al., 1990) made a series of recommendations covering a broad range of issues for the accounting discipline including the need to integrate communication and computing skills into accounting programs. Since then there have been many other publications which continue to report employer concerns over the level of generic skills of business graduates (Jackson, et al., 2006; Birrell 2006a; BIHECC 2007; Jackson, 2009). Jackson et al. (2006) note the concerns of employers regarding the perceived inadequate development in university accounting graduates of the other than- technical skills that are required for employment in the accounting profession: ‘In particular and overwhelmingly, English language and professional communication skills are the areas of deficiency most often cited by graduate employers in Melbourne, Hong Kong and Singapore in this study’ (Jackson et al., 2006, p. 18).
- Publication type
- Book chapter
- Research centre
- Swinburne University of Technology
- Accounting education at a crossroad in 2010 / Elaine Evans, Roger Burritt and James Guthrie (eds.), Chapter 7, pp. 54-62
- Publication year
- The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia
- Publisher URL
- Copyright © 2010 Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.