IT in Accounting and Auditing Recommended Textbooks

33 Pages Posted: 12 Oct 2018

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Amr Kotb

Zayed University

Magdy G. Abdel-Kader

Cairo University - Faculty of Commerce

Amir Allam

Westminster Business School

Ellie Franklin

Middlesex University

Date Written: September 20, 2018


This paper reports the results of a content analysis of 38 textbooks across the three areas of financial accounting, management accounting, and auditing as recommended by institutions in the UK and the Republic of Ireland. The overall picture to emerge is that IT and related topics are a peripheral component in an accounting degree. This negligence arguably inhibits graduates’ understanding of their practice area and, more extremely, undermines their future jurisdictional claims over a techno-centric practice area. This paper dispatches a caution note considering the fast-changing business environment and its implications for the future of accounting education and the profession.

Keywords: Accounting Education, IT, Ideology, Hegemony, Accounting Textbooks

JEL Classification: M41, I23, I21, I29

Suggested Citation

Kotb, Amr and Abdel-Kader, Magdy G. and Allam, Amir and Franklin, Ellie, IT in Accounting and Auditing Recommended Textbooks (September 20, 2018). Available at SSRN: or

Amr Kotb

Zayed University ( email )

PO Box 19282
Zayed University
Academic City, Dubai 19282
United Arab Emirates

Magdy G. Abdel-Kader

Cairo University - Faculty of Commerce ( email )

Al Orman
Giza, Cairo 11435

Amir Allam (Contact Author)

Westminster Business School ( email )

35 Marylebone Road
London NW1 5LS
United Kingdom

Ellie Franklin

Middlesex University ( email )

The Burroughs
London, NW4 4BT
United Kingdom

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