The Extent of Compatibility of Accounting Curriculum with the Requirements of Accounting Profession in Labor Market and IT Environment: Field Study in Jordanian Higher Education and Scientific Research Institutes

Reem Okab Kasswna
2018 International Journal of Business and Management  
The Purpose of the study: The study aims is to identify the extent of compatibility of accounting curriculum with the requirements of accounting profession in labor market and IT Environment Jordanian Higher Education and scientific Research Institutes. Such requirements include general and specialized scientific skills and knowledge that accountants need to have in IT environment. The methodology of the study: The researcher has used descriptive analytical method. Previous studies and
more » ... tudies and international standards of accounting education, touching upon the most important knowledge and skills that the accountants need to have as requirements of Jordanian labor market have been reviewed. In addition, the researcher designed and distributed a questionnaire to a research sample of the accountants working at Jordanian companies. Findings: The study concluded that the accounting courses taught in Jordanian higher education and scientific research institutes include the most significant knowledge and skills required in Jordanian labor market and ICT (Information and Communication Technology) environment. And they are inserted in some courses but are not detailed. Moreover, the study referred that attention should be paid to the developments of accounting curricula in order to comply with the development of ICT, recently used.
doi:10.5539/ijbm.v14n1p192 fatcat:mt7lnbt7vjfrjgbtbvlzlq7nfe