The Tax Knowledge of South African Trainee Accountants: A Survey of the Perceptions of Training Officers in Public Practice

Stephen Coetzee, Ruanda Oberholzer
2009 Accounting Education  
This empirically-based, exploratory study outlines the framework of chartered accountants' tax education and training in South Africa and focuses on training officers' perceptions of the existing tax knowledge of trainee accountants when entering into a training contract after completing their university qualification. The study identified the respondents' satisfaction with the performance by 'entry-level' trainee accountants of their duties. The results indicated that, although the educational
more » ... ugh the educational background of trainee accountants was for the most part adequate, these trainee accountants were not sufficiently able to perform their duties when entering into training. The implication of this study is that the syllabus setters and educators should review the practicality of the current tax syllabi's content for the education and training of aspirant chartered accountants in South Africa.
doi:10.1080/09639280902719424 fatcat:wtm7rv6tnfb2jm7i2bf2ph7n2u