2005 Student Research Conference:
18th Annual Student Research Conference

Business & Accountancy

Analysis of the Activities of Accounting Professionals
Michael P. Lee
Dr. Jeff Romine, Faculty Mentor

The goal of this project was to develop an understanding of the typical daily activities performed by accounting professionals. The researchers hoped that a clearer illustration of the accounting profession could be developed. A survey was developed and sent to approximately one thousand members of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. The survey measured job satisfaction and the relative importance of certain skills, and collected information on the amount of time devoted to certain activities during an average work week. The results of the study suggest that communication and decision making skills are among the most valuable to accounting professionals. The results also indicate that the most frequent daily activities are working with computers and developing financial statement information. The findings in this study may aid in shaping accounting curricula to better reflect the needs and skills used by accounting professionals.

Keywords: accounting, job satisfaction

Topic(s):Accounting

Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 46-1
Location: OP 2113
Time: 3:45

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