Accounting Graduate Employers’ Expectations and the Accounting Curriculum The Case of Thailand

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Sunisa Thatong


The purpose of this study is to establish employers’ general expectations of entry-level accountants in terms of accounting knowledge, personal qualities and general work related skills in Thailand. The overall results suggest that collaboration, communication, problem solving and good technological skills are among the top desired general skills. In terms of personal qualities, integrity and ethics, organization of work and handling of tight schedules, and response to clients in a timely and friendly manner are the top ones employers sought after. Most seek after accounting knowledge includes a good understanding of accounting principles, accounting standards, and the ability to prepare accounting analyses and financial reports. Other important general skills, personal qualities and knowledge are also identified in this paper. Finally this paper makes some suggestions on integrating employer expectations in the accounting curriculum.


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