International Journal of Business and Social Science

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

The Effect of the ERP System Implementation on the Role of Accountants in Jordanian Companies
Lina Nasrallah, Mahmoud Nassar, Suhad Abu Reesh

The aim of this study is to determine the effect of implementing the enterprise resource planning system (ERP) on the role of accountants in Jordanian companies. Five questions were used in the survey to measure the implementation of the ERP in companies. The population as it is mentioned above is all the Jordanian companies and the sample of the study is 38 companies which 23 of them are implementing the ERP system and the others aren’t implementing the ERP system. 114 surveys were distributed and 105 surveys came back filled and only 99 were considered. The results showed that, there is significant effect of ERP system implementation on financial report providers, transaction data handlers, communicators among departments, transaction auditors, and computer auditors. Which leads to a disagree with the primary hypothesis in the study which consist on denying the effect of the ERP system implementation on the role of accountants. This study recommends implementing the ERP system because of its positive effect on the role of accountants, by enhancing the communicating, controlling and detecting fraud in financial reports.

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