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What it Require to Become an Accounting Partner? Insights from Lived Experiences of Accounting Partners in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Version 1 : Received: 7 May 2017 / Approved: 8 May 2017 / Online: 8 May 2017 (18:07:58 CEST)

How to cite: Sobhi Waked, S.; Bin Md Yusof, M.A. What it Require to Become an Accounting Partner? Insights from Lived Experiences of Accounting Partners in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia . Preprints 2017, 2017050069 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201705.0069.v1). Sobhi Waked, S.; Bin Md Yusof, M.A. What it Require to Become an Accounting Partner? Insights from Lived Experiences of Accounting Partners in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia . Preprints 2017, 2017050069 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201705.0069.v1).

Abstract

This qualitative study aims at identifying the essence of personal experiences of accounting partners in Saudi Arabia. For this phenomenology approach employs to understand the lived experience of accounting partners and how would such experience affect their career. It mainly aims to explore the different experiences of fifteen (15) Saudi partners working in various accounting companies in Saudi Arabia. The interviews conducted to explore the most important challenges and difficulties for accountants to become a partner, and the most important job skills that the partners must have. This study found that there is urgent need for a number of things, including the required number of years of experience to become a partner, and to make sure that the partners are having the right education and professionally qualified. In addition, other different skills that the partner must have include responsible leadership, professional communication, good marketing skills and excellent command of English. Moreover, this research is vital for the concerned parties to identify the current challenges in the accounting profession in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Subject Areas

Accounting, Saudi Arabia, Partners

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