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The Role of Information Technology in Supporting Accountant Profession in the Era of Industrial Revolution 4.0
Titis - Wahyuni

Last modified: 2019-06-28



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Report Paper

Research aims: The purpose of this study is to identify the role of information technology in supporting accountant profession in the era of Industry 4.0.

Research method: The method used in this study is a qualitative method based on systematic literature review using synthesis techniques.

Research Findings: The results of this study indicate that information technology is needed in supporting accountant profession to enable the appropriate tasks to be automated and managed by machine-based processes.

Practical Implications: This study provides an understanding, suggestions and recommendations to the accountant profession on how the information technology should be used to support their tasks in the era of industrial revolution 4.0.

Theoretical Implications: This research enhances the prior works in the area of accountant’s tasks not job by discussing ways of how the information technology could support tasks of accountant in the era of industry 4.0. Since the world is moving towards the industry revolution 4.0 (IR 4.0), many technological infrastructures have been developed. Hence, new study discussing these new states of the art are needed, to ensure the competence of accountant’s to-do their jobs.   This is important to satisfy the new needs of the industry due to the emerging IR 4.0.

Research Limitation: this study only discusses the role of information technology as a supporting tool for the accountant.

Keywords: accountant profession, skill and competence, task of accountant, information technology.



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