The Interface of Accounting Education and Professional Training

1st Edition

Elaine Evans, Roger Juchau, Richard M.S. Wilson

Routledge
Published September 12, 2014
Reference - 160 Pages
ISBN 9781138841765 - CAT# Y174434
Series: Special issue books from 'Accounting Education: an international journal'

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Summary

Over many decades the global development of professional accounting education programmes has been undertaken by higher education institutions, professional accounting bodies, and employers. These institutions have sometimes co-operated and sometimes been in conflict over the education and/or training of future accounting professionals. These ongoing problems of linkage and closure between academic accounting education and professional training have new currency because of pressures from students and employers to move accounting preparation onto a more efficient, economic and practical basis.

The Interface of Accounting Education and Professional Training explores current elements of the interface between the academic education and professional training of accountants in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and the UK. It argues for a reassessment of the considerations and requirements for developing professional accounting programs which can make a student: capable of being an accountant (the academy); ready to be an accountant (the workplace); and professional in being an accountant (the professional bodies).

This book was originally published as a special issue of Accounting Education: An International Journal.

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