Accountants need more than just technical skills

Dec. 1, 2022

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Businesses are placing increasing value on graduating accounting students entering the profession who possess traditional professional skills in addition to their technical know-how. But which professional competencies are most valuable for budding accountants?

In his article, Cory Ng identifies three core competencies—communication, critical thinking and collaborative ability—which will propel new accountants towards success as they enter the job market. 

Unlike technical skills, these competencies may not be formally taught through curriculum. Ng calls upon educators and alumni alike to share their own professional experiences with students through discussion or exercises to help develop these skills.