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dc.contributor.authorTan, LMen_US
dc.contributor.authorLaswad, Fen_US
dc.coverage.spatialMaui, Hawaii, United States of Americaen_US
dc.date.available2016en_US
dc.date.issued2016en_US
dc.identifier.citation2016, pp. 36 - 36en_US
dc.description.abstractEmployability skills have become increasingly important in a competitive job market in a globalised world of advanced technology. Our study examines employability skills of accountants as indicated in job advertisements in Australia and New Zealand, as they provide a window into the skills that are most valued by employers. The results show that of the 31 identified skills, 13 were most cited. Importantly, the most sought after skills included the ability to collaborate with colleagues, present, discuss and defend views, and having a positive attitude. Overall, a team player with a positive attitude and good communication skills appeared to be the most valued behavioural skill as perceived by employers. This probably reflects a change in the work of accountants, from being ‘backroom number crunchers’ to engaged business professionals.en_US
dc.format.extent36 - 36en_US
dc.sourceAsian Pacific Conference on International Accounting Issuesen_US
dc.titleProfessional skills required of accountants: What do Australian and New Zealand job advertisements tell us?en_US
dc.typeConference Paper
dc.date.finish-date2016-11-09en_US
dc.date.start-date2016-11-06en_US
dc.description.confidentialfalseen_US
dc.identifier.elements-id284344
dc.description.publication-statusAccepteden_US
pubs.organisational-group/Massey University
pubs.organisational-group/Massey University/College of Business
pubs.organisational-group/Massey University/College of Business/School of Accountancy
dc.identifier.harvestedMassey_Dark
pubs.notesNot knownen_US
pubs.declined2017-08-12T13:33:33.416+1200


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