Universal Journal of Educational Research
ISSN: 2960-3714 (Print) / 2960-3722 (Online)
Publisher: Saint Joseph College
Publication Format: Online
Frequency: 4 issues per year (March, June, September, December)
Assessing the Digital Technology Competencies of Certified Public Accountants: A Gaze into Ilokano Workplace Context
Jerald James G. Montgomery
University of Northern Philippines, Vigan City, Philippines
The study focused on the Digital Technology (DT) Competency of Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) in Ilocos Sur. This study will be beneficial for the upskilling of CPAs in Ilocos Sur and serve as a guide to development of competency-based curriculum for accounting students and intervention programs by accounting professional organizations. Using a validated survey instrument, the researcher considered 107 CPAs that responded. Total enumeration was used. The survey investigated the CPAs’ level of digital technology along five competency domains. Descriptive method of research was utilized Their level of DT Competency is interpreted as “Proficient”. The study hints that they are not so far behind in terms of digital competency, and they have an enormous potential in relation to IT utilization, management, administration, and risk management. Reassessment of the BS Accountancy curriculum, encouraging CPAs to take advance studies and future research in this line is recommended. CPAs in Ilocos Sur can optimistically adapt to the ever-changing demands of the workplace.
Keywords: digital technology, competencies, accountants, Ilokano, workplace
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