Employers of both accounting and IS personnel often rank “analytical reasoning” and “writing” skills on the same priority as technical skills, and some rank them even higher. Said one recruiter at the school of one author: “I can train new employees to use our computer systems and perform the majority of the technical tasks we will require of them. What I cannot train them to do is to think analytically or logically. And what I refuse to do is to teach them to speak and write clearly and effectively—skills they should have learned in high school.” Another recruiter said it slightly differently: “Give me a technically-competent accounting or IS student who can perform AIS tasks well, and I will pay them X dollars. Give me a student who can explain to my clients how our services can solve their business problems and I will pay them 2X dollars.”
Conduct a preliminary search and:
Discuss some of the other attributes beyond analytical thinking and writing skills that many employers value.
Why must we have knowledge of computerized or traditional systems objectives to study that system?
Do roles that accountants play differ in traditional systems from their roles in computerized systems? Please discuss.
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