The Field I Have Chosen Essay

1786 WordsMay 7, 20158 Pages
Gabrielle Wallace- 2714875 The field I have chosen is accountants in New Zealand. Everyone has skills and predispositions, ever since I have been a little girl I have been meticulous with numbers, and accounting gives me the opportunity to use my skills. I want to become a senior accountant and carry on the family business one day. I am currently studying accounting at university, specialising in taxation and corporate accounting. This essay will give me the opportunity to explore the accounting industry, it will give me a better edge when I go and work for Ernst and Young this summer. The forces I will be discussing are women in accounting, deskilling labour, globalisation and data to decision making. The face of the accounting profession is changing, there are a growing number of females entering the accounting industry. Previously it retained the image of a male-dominated industry; recently there has been a skew that is noticeably female with women now making up 42% of the industry according to the NZICA According to the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants, the number of women in accounting has risen by 5% in 2012 and is forecasted to grow. Female accountants are paid less than men according to the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants. In 2013, NCIA reported that on average there is a 26% income difference between men and women . This can be accredited to the reason that well paying jobs like accountants allow flexibility which can be
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