Issues facing small accounting practices in regional North Queensland: an exploratory study

Ciccotosto, S., Nandan, R., and Smorfitt, D.B. (2008) Issues facing small accounting practices in regional North Queensland: an exploratory study. Australian Accounting Review, 18 (4). pp. 324-333.

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Abstract

Small accounting practices (SAP), most of which are sole principals, are an important part of the accounting profession and the Australian economy. This exploratory study identifies issues and challenges experienced by small accounting principals in Far North Queensland, Australia. The findings generally correspond with previous research, ranking staffing and keeping up to date through professional development as key areas of concern, and also highlighting the expectation gap between SAP principals and their clients. Stress emerged as a major concern for principals, and new areas of possible conflict of interests were uncovered. A number of potential areas for future research, including comparative studies in city and suburban areas, have been identified.

Item ID: 5859
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: small accounting practices; profession; regional issues
ISSN: 1835-2561
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2010 01:03
FoR Codes: 15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1501 Accounting, Auditing and Accountability > 150199 Accounting, Auditing and Accountability not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 91 ECONOMIC FRAMEWORK > 9104 Management and Productivity > 910404 Productivity (excl. Public Sector) @ 100%
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