Generic skills in audit education

L. Crawford, C. Helliar, E.A. Monk

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    The academic literature and higher education benchmark statements identify groups of skills that are desirable both for students seeking employment and for employers seeking to recruit students. Professional accounting education pronouncements also stipulate skills that are necessary for an individual to possess in order to act as a competent accountant and auditor. Through a questionnaire survey, this research examines: (i) which of these skills audit and accounting practitioners expect UK universities to teach; (ii) which skills audit and accounting academics believe are important for students to acquire; (iii) which skills audit academics believe that employers require; and (iv) which skills audit academics teach in the UK. Institutional theory is used to develop and interpret this research.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)115-131
    Number of pages17
    JournalAccounting Education
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2011


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