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dc.contributor.author Kitindi, E.G.
dc.contributor.author Mgaya, V.K.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-02-22T09:23:06Z
dc.date.available 2011-02-22T09:23:06Z
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.identifier.citation Kitindi, E.G. and Mgaya, V.K. (2006) Esential skills for accounting graduates: the accounting practitioner's pespective, African Journal of Finance and Management, Vol.15, (1), pp.31-47. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0856-6372
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10311/707
dc.description.abstract This study was undertaken to collect the views of practicing accountants in Botswana on a number of skills considered essential for any gradute in Accounting. Questionnaires were delivered to 250 accountants employed by various organisations in the country. Responses were received from 69 practicing accountants. These accountants were of the view that Accounting lecturers tend to be out of touch with market and competitive expectations because they are isolated from business professionals. Of the essential skills expected for accounting graduates, financial accounting was found to be the most critical technical skill, knowledge of Accounting packages and spreadsheet software were the most critical IT skills, and analytical/critical thinking was found to be the most critical vocational skills. The study concludes that tertiary institutions should try to design their curricula to ensure that their accounting graduates possess the essential skills in the Botswana market. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Institute of Finance Management en_US
dc.subject Critical skills en_US
dc.subject IT skills en_US
dc.subject Vocational skills en_US
dc.subject Accounting graduates en_US
dc.title Esential skills for accounting graduates: the accounting practitioner's pespective en_US
dc.type Published Article en_US


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