Factors influencing the accounting profession career choice: evidence from an emerging economy
by Nelson Waweru; Arzu Özsözgün Çalışkan; Halil Emre Akbaş; Salih Durer
International Journal of Critical Accounting (IJCA), Vol. 6, No. 2, 2014

Abstract: This study investigated the skills that are considered necessary in an accounting career and the factors that influence the career choice of accountants in an emerging economy. Using a sample of 643 accountants, the study established that contribution to personal development and society and difficulties in obtaining a CA licence were the most important factors influencing the accounting professional career choice in Turkey. Furthermore, analytical skills and perseverance were perceived to be the most important skills necessary in an accounting career.

Online publication date: Fri, 25-Jul-2014

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