Advertised skills and characteristics of management accountants

Davey, Aileen and France, Adrian (2010) Advertised skills and characteristics of management accountants. In: Contemporary Research in Cost and Management Accounting Practices: The Twenty First Century Perspective. North American Business Press, pp. 128-137. ISBN 9780982843420

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There have been a number of articles about the changing profile of accountants in today’s environment. Recent debate is focusing on the goal congruence of educators and practitioners. Professional accounting bodies are also identifying the changing needs of the accounting professionals’ skill. This paper seeks to identify the key skills and characteristics of management accountants which are being looked for by employers in today’s market. Job advertising for management accountants were surveyed. The results indicated that communication skills were advertised the most frequently, marginally ahead of technical skills. Of the Characteristics leadership was most frequently advertised.

Item Type:Book Section
Keywords that describe the item:Skills, characteristics, management accountant, situations vacant, advertising, recruitment
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5601 Accounting
Divisions:Schools > Centre for Business, Information Technology and Enterprise > School of Business and Adminstration
ID Code:863
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