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Perceived Employability Skills of Accounting Graduates: The Insights from Employers

Dr. Zuriadahbinti Ismail, Anis Suriati Ahmad, Aidi Ahmi.

Abstract
Graduates employability skills become necessary in challenging job market. The main focus of this study is to determine the employer’s insight on the skills needed by local accounting graduates at the time of entry to the profession. By using a content analysis approach, the findings show that information technology skills, interpersonal skills and personal skills were most sought by employers. Importantly, the most sought of information technology skills are the ability to use appropriate spreadsheets and accounting software. For interpersonal and personal skills, working in a team, good communication skill and optimistic are appeared to be the most valued skills. From the findings, it suggests higher education providers should embed technological contents and generic skills in accounting curricula.

Key words: Employability skills; accounting graduates; graduate accountability


 
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Dr. Zuriadahbinti Ismail, Anis Suriati Ahmad, Aidi Ahmi. Perceived Employability Skills of Accounting Graduates: The Insights from Employers. EEO. 2020; 19(4): 36-41. doi:10.17051/ilkonline.2020.04.104


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Dr. Zuriadahbinti Ismail, Anis Suriati Ahmad, Aidi Ahmi. Perceived Employability Skills of Accounting Graduates: The Insights from Employers. http://ilkogretim-online.org//?mno=19061 [Access: October 23, 2020]. doi:10.17051/ilkonline.2020.04.104


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Dr. Zuriadahbinti Ismail, Anis Suriati Ahmad, Aidi Ahmi. Perceived Employability Skills of Accounting Graduates: The Insights from Employers. EEO. 2020; 19(4): 36-41. doi:10.17051/ilkonline.2020.04.104



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Dr. Zuriadahbinti Ismail, Anis Suriati Ahmad, Aidi Ahmi. Perceived Employability Skills of Accounting Graduates: The Insights from Employers. EEO. (2020), [cited October 23, 2020]; 19(4): 36-41. doi:10.17051/ilkonline.2020.04.104



Harvard Style

Dr. Zuriadahbinti Ismail, Anis Suriati Ahmad, Aidi Ahmi (2020) Perceived Employability Skills of Accounting Graduates: The Insights from Employers. EEO, 19 (4), 36-41. doi:10.17051/ilkonline.2020.04.104



Turabian Style

Dr. Zuriadahbinti Ismail, Anis Suriati Ahmad, Aidi Ahmi. 2020. Perceived Employability Skills of Accounting Graduates: The Insights from Employers. Elementary Education Online, 19 (4), 36-41. doi:10.17051/ilkonline.2020.04.104



Chicago Style

Dr. Zuriadahbinti Ismail, Anis Suriati Ahmad, Aidi Ahmi. "Perceived Employability Skills of Accounting Graduates: The Insights from Employers." Elementary Education Online 19 (2020), 36-41. doi:10.17051/ilkonline.2020.04.104



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Dr. Zuriadahbinti Ismail, Anis Suriati Ahmad, Aidi Ahmi. "Perceived Employability Skills of Accounting Graduates: The Insights from Employers." Elementary Education Online 19.4 (2020), 36-41. Print. doi:10.17051/ilkonline.2020.04.104



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Dr. Zuriadahbinti Ismail, Anis Suriati Ahmad, Aidi Ahmi (2020) Perceived Employability Skills of Accounting Graduates: The Insights from Employers. Elementary Education Online, 19 (4), 36-41. doi:10.17051/ilkonline.2020.04.104