Public accounting firms views on characteristics of its’ potential employees / Ros Norita Abd Samad ... [et al.]

Abd Samad, Ros Norita and Muda, Salwa and Che Hassan, Anita and Awang, Yunita and Yusoff, Rohana and Abdul Aziz, Inayah (2012) Public accounting firms views on characteristics of its’ potential employees / Ros Norita Abd Samad ... [et al.]. e-Academia Journal, 1 (1). pp. 3-11. ISSN 2289 - 6589


Accounting graduates must equip themselves with numbers of characteristics as required by their potential employers. This study identifies the characteristics sought in new accounting employees by public accounting firms. Questionnaires were distributed to employers of Public Accounting Firms and UiTM graduating accounting students. The result shows that students are in agreement with employers’ opinions regarding the importance of work quality and work attitude. However, there is a difference on the importance of skills such as ability to work in team, looking for ways to improve job performance, presentation skills and planning skills. Students seem to undervalue the importance of these skills as compared to employers. In future, it would be interesting to incorporate a wider range of graduating accounting students and employers groups.


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Abd Samad, Ros Norita
Muda, Salwa
Che Hassan, Anita
Awang, Yunita
Yusoff, Rohana
Abdul Aziz, Inayah
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > Vocational guidance. Career development. Physical education teachers > Employability. Vocational qualifications
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > Personnel management. Employment management > Training of employees. Employer-supported education
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Terengganu > Dungun Campus > Faculty of Accountancy
Journal or Publication Title: e-Academia Journal
UiTM Journal Collections: UiTM Journal > e-Academia Journal (e-AJ)
ISSN: 2289 - 6589
Volume: 1
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 3-11
Keywords: Employability, Skills, Accounting Firms, Accounting Graduates
Date: 2012
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