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1 The Gary Siegel Organization, Inc. What Corporations & CPA Firms Want in Entry-Level Accountants: What Should We Be Teaching? Northeast Region American Accounting Association Portland, Maine May, 2001 Gary Siegel, DePaul University James Brackner, IMA Professor in Residence Jim Brzoska, IBM Corporation Suzanne Lowensohn, Barry University Karen Searle, Cummings Lamont & McNamee James E. Sorensen, University of Denver

2 The Gary Siegel Organization, Inc. Historic Change in the Profession

3 The Gary Siegel Organization, Inc. What Corporate America Wants in Entry-Level Accountants 1994 Preparation Gap Inappropriate Emphasis on Key Accounting Knowledge and Skill Areas Entry-level Accountants Poorly Prepared

4 The Gary Siegel Organization, Inc. The Practice Analysis of Management Accounting 1996 Work Activities Performed (30) KSAs Necessary for Success (162) Major Change in the Work Performed

5 The Gary Siegel Organization, Inc. The Practice Analysis of Management Accounting 1996 Public accounting practitioners: I want the same thing.

6 The Gary Siegel Organization, Inc. Counting More, Counting Less Transformations in the Profession 1999 Ongoing, Rapid Change New Role of Accountants in the Organization Accounting, Finance, or Other Interpersonal Skills Needed

7 The Gary Siegel Organization, Inc. How to Become a Business Partner 2001 Transition Strategies Help for the Practitioners

8 The Gary Siegel Organization, Inc. What Corporations & CPA Firms Want in Entry-Level Accountants: What Should We Be Teaching? What do our students need? What do our customers want? How do we revise curriculum? How did Denver do it?

9 The Gary Siegel Organization, Inc. What Corporations & CPA Firms Want in Entry-Level Accountants: What Should We Be Teaching? Northeast Region American Accounting Association Portland, Maine May, 2001 Gary Siegel, DePaul University James Brackner, IMA Professor in Residence Jim Brzoska, IBM Corporation Suzanne Lowensohn, Barry University Karen Searle, Cummings Lamont & McNamee James E. Sorensen, University of Denver


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