Date of Graduation

5-2018

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Degree Level

Undergraduate

Department

Accounting

Advisor

Katie Terrell

Reader

Steven Nolan

Abstract

This research serves to relate the accounting and information technology fields. The information in the research documents changes in the accounting and information technology fields, and how the fields are expected to change in the coming years. The research also discuss the relationship between the accounting and information technology fields. The topics on the ideal accounting candidates for employers and the expectation gap between graduates skills and employers’ expectations are also discussed. Careers in accounting and information systems and also similar and different basic skills of both fields are documented in the research.

The changes in accounting are influenced by the improvements in technology as time progress. Information technology makes integration and communication possible anywhere in the world between businesses. Information technology systems have created a lot of job opportunities. Accounting and Information Systems are two different fields but combined they create a means of collecting, storing, managing, processing, retrieving and reporting financial data effectively.

Keywords

accounting careers, accounting, information technology, technology innovation, ideal candidates

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