Some research has come out that shows a large discrepancy between the perception and reality of careers in accounting and auditing. These myths are massive barriers that are preventing young people from getting into a career in accounting and a reason why firms are finding it hard to recruit young employees.
Here are some myths that students and young graduates with no knowledge of accounting had:
- Work in auditing/accounting is tedious and stressful, it is filled with egoists & out of touch with societal trends and environmental goals.
- Work in auditing/accounting is for number crunchers and people who enjoy working alone in front of a computer screen
- What real impact does audit and accounting have? It’s just numbers.
What do you guys think about these myths? Are they true, why do you think young people have this mindset?
How would you respond to these myths?
Looking forward to seeing what you all have to say!