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The lived experience of becoming accounting partners in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia : a phenomenological study

Waked, Sami Sobhi Saleem (2017) The lived experience of becoming accounting partners in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia : a phenomenological study. PhD. thesis, Universiti Utara Malaysia.

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Abstract

The accounting profession in Saudi Arabia has developed greatly. However, little is known about the making of a partner in accounting firms in Saudi Arabia, which is the central issue of this research. This qualitative study aims at describing the essence of experiences of becoming accounting partners in Saudi Arabia. The researcher employs phenomenology approach to understand the lived experience of accounting partners and how would such experience affect their career. It mainly aims to describe the different experiences of fifteen (15) Saudi partners working in various accounting companies in Saudi Arabia. The researcher conducted interviews to explore the most important challenges of the accountants to become a partner. The interviews were transcribed and analysed. Based on the analysis, there is essence of experiences of the partners; such skills enable new accountants, especially those who desire to join the accounting profession, were described. The findings revealed the need to have good mentors, being professionally qualified, i.e. having the SOCPA certification, and capability to deal with work environment as essence of the 15 experiences that were interviewed. The researcher also found that there are different skills that the partner must have include responsible leadership, professional communication, good marketing skills and excellent command of English. The findings of this study could be useful to Saudi accountants where the challenges and difficulties that they may face during their journey to become partners, could encourage them to go through the partnership journey and eliminate many of unreal thoughts about this journey. In addition, the findings of the current study could be useful to the official parties that organizing the accounting profession in Saudi Arabia, such as SOCPA, by highlighting the issues that impede the Saudi accountants to become partners, which may lead to mitigation of professional requirements by the SOCPA.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD.)
Supervisor : Md Yusof, Mohd. 'Atef
Item ID: 7744
Uncontrolled Keywords: Partnership, kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Phenomena, Interviews
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce. > HF5601-5689 Accounting
Divisions: Tunku Puteri Intan Safinaz School of Accountancy (TISSA)
Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2020 01:30
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2021 08:24
Department: Tunku Intan Safinaz School of Accountancy (TISSA)
Name: Md Yusof, Mohd. 'Atef
URI: https://etd.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/7744

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