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Relevance of Soft Skills to Professional Accountants in the Nigerian Finance Industry

Iyoha, F. O. and Okoye, A. E. (2006) Relevance of Soft Skills to Professional Accountants in the Nigerian Finance Industry. Nigeria Journal of Business Administration, 8 (1 & 2). pp. 90-103. ISSN 0794-0672

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The role of accountants has changed rapidly in recent times. As a resulr tlze technical proficiency of the accountant is no longer adequate to enable him effectively carryout his duties. The modern accountants therefore require more than technical skills. The study was therefore designed to investigate the soft skills set required by the accountant in the finance industry to do their job. The data used in the stitdy was obtained from both primary and secondary sources. The main findings were that the modern accountant is ill-equipped to handle his job as he lacks capacity in soft skills. It was also revealed that companies in the finance industry organize in-house training courses for their accounting employees in respect of soft skills. The paper recommends that soft skills be introduce d into the curricula of the professional accounting bodies as well as those of the tertiary institutions in Nigeria.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Soft skills, Professional accountants.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5601 Accounting
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 16 Mar 2015 14:13
Last Modified: 16 Mar 2015 14:13

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