Crises deriving from pandemics, extreme weather events, wars, and shifts in technological paradigms are becoming the new normal, adding to the paradigm shifts already underway in the accounting profession due to profound changes in the way people work and information is managed. In this context, there is an agreement from both academics and professionals that, in addition to technical skills, there are other “soft” skills that are critical for value creation by accountants. This chapter proposes a reflection on key soft skills for the future of the accounting profession, especially considering the turbulent times ahead, with a special focus on the role of higher education institutions.
|Title of host publication||The Past, Present, and Future of Accountancy Education and Professions|
|Number of pages||21|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2023|