Title

The importance of accounting information systems in the accounting curricula: A CPA perspective.

SelectedWorks Author Profiles:

Grover S. Kearns

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2014

Date Issued

January 2014

Date Available

September 2016

ISSN

1935-8156

Abstract

Research regarding accounting program curricula design has been extensive. While attention has been given to generic skills, the relative importance of specific functional skills has been lacking. The importance of accounting information systems (AIS) knowledge and skills has been assumed but rarely tested although it is an integral part of most accounting programs. Little attention has been given to the comparative value of AIS topics within the overall accounting curricula. In this study, 56 CPAs were surveyed to elicit opinions about the importance of individual accounting skills and determine the importance of AIS to the program. Responses support the value of AIS skills to practitioners and compare well to generic and other functional skill sets. Accounting educators will benefit from this research by gaining a new perspective on the importance of AIS within the overall accounting program and external stakeholders ranking of skills.

Comments

Abstract only. Full-text article is available through licensed access provided by the publisher. Published AIS Educator Journal, 9(1), 24-40. Access to the full-text of the article may be available through the link provided.

Language

en_US

Publisher

AIS Educator Association

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.