Accounting Paradoxes and Leadership
In any field or practice, skills are either gained or further developed. As an accountant is it important to develop skills like knowledge of …show more content…
An extravert is someone who would be more open to ask questions and not just live off the knowledge of facts. Modern education has be pushing students towards the introvert personality, while the job market is looking for those with an extravert personality. Due to this dilemma, there needs to be a different way educators teach prospective accountants.
Flegm offers a solution with the education paradox by describing a program offered by Brigham Young University. At the university, they are offering a 150-hour program which deals with what they believe to be the six main topics needed to be successful in the field of accounting. The six groups are communication skills; information development; decision making skills; knowledge of accounting, auditing, and tax; leadership development; and professionalism. This program consists of both types of personalities; the introvert and the extravert. Covering areas like communication skills, the prospective accountants are able to learn the “soft” skills that are just as important as the hard skills seen in the knowledge of accounting, auditing, and tax. The field of accounting that I am currently in right now is auditing. In this field there is plenty of interaction with many different parties. The interaction is either between me and the client, me and my fellow auditors, or me and my bosses. The communication is different depending on the person I am dealing with. When I am talking to