International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

 

What Accountancy Skills Are Acquired at College?
Dr. Mohammed Naim Chaker, Dr. Tengku Akbar Tengku Abdullah

Abstract
There are many studies questioning the effectiveness of accounting education at colleges that prepares the students for professional accountancy work. The aim of this paper is to assess the accountancy skills of KIMEP accounting graduates acquired during their study at the college. The research method used in this study is based on a perception survey. As this research seeks to explore the perception of the respondents on accountancy skills, descriptive statistics are used. The findings of the study are discussed under three categories namely technical and functional skills, interpersonal and communication skills, and organisational and business management skills. This study found that KIMEP accounting graduates were equipped with professional ethics (organisational and business management skills), interpersonal and communication skills, auditing skills and information development and distribution skills (technical and functional skills). However, there are certain skills needed to be enhanced.

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