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What do accountants do? : perceptions of secondary school students in a regional Queensland city

conference contribution
posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Kristy RichardsonKristy Richardson, Robyn AlcockRobyn Alcock
The role of the accountant and the work that accountants engage in has changed in recent times. The work has changed from accountants merely being ‘bean counters’ to accountants being ‘extreme’ and involved in all facets of business. This research asked secondary school students in a regional Queensland city the question: what do accountants do? The results show that the traditional perception of accounting work pervades. The paper is important as it argues that more must be done to show potential students of accountancy at secondary level (and future accountants) that the work of accountants entails more than just numbers.

Funding

Category 3 - Industry and Other Research Income

History

Parent Title

2010 AFAANZ conference : program and abstracts, Sunday, 4 July - Tuesday, 6 July 2010, Christchurch Convention Centre, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Start Page

120

Start Date

01/01/2010

ISSN

1328-780X

Location

Christchurch, New Zealand

Publisher

AFAANZ

Place of Publication

Australia

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Faculty of Arts, Business, Informatics and Education; Learning and Teaching Education Research Centre (LTERC);

Era Eligible

Yes

Name of Conference

Accounting & Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand. Conference