Certified Public Accountant
They should analyze the relationship of academic performance of BAS students in their true accounting profession. There is a strong positive relationship between these two variables. Since there is a positive correlation, it reveals that there should be written policies that state the benchmark of required grades for accounting subjects in order to maintain a possible high rate of passers. Standardized Table of Specification (TOSS) is also recommended in order to give weight on a more important topic of the program.
The school is given the privilege to require standard admission requirements to the program as reflected in its manual of regulations for students (SHED, 2007). In the united States and some other countries in the west, to become a Certified public Accountant (CPA) in a specific state, you must not only finish a bachelor’s degree. You must also present some requirements that will qualify you as an applicant. In order to be qualified, there is an aptitude test that you should pass. The said test will measure not only the cognitive but also the affective side of the person taking it.
In the Philippines, being a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is as hard to get as in other countries. For example, in the Far Eastern university (FIJI), Students wishing to pursue a degree in accountancy leading to the CPA examination shall be enrolled initially in BASS-Major in Internal Auditing. After completing the course requirements for the first four years of study, the student shall be granted the degree of Bachelor of Science in Business Administration-Major in Internal Auditing.
Qualified students will be eligible to proceed to a fifth year of study, after which they will be granted the degree of Bachelor of Science in Accountancy which will qualify them for the CPA examination. At the end of the five-year program, the successful student shall have earned two separate degrees (BASS-IA and BAS). To simplify the situation, you have to study and finish a related course first before pursuing the degree in accountancy. There is a different scenario in other universities. There is a retention program that mandates every student to have an examination conducted yearly and pass it in order to continue studying Accountancy.
If they failed to do so, they are required to shift to another business related courses. To name a few, University of the Philippines (UP), De La Sale University (DULLS), and Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) are some of the universities that regulate this program. In this instance, they should study accountancy first and if they fail, they will have no option but to pursue another business related course to continue their studies. This means a different pathway to a quite different career. In Our Lady of Fatima University (LOFT), the same retention program applies.
Freshmen students, after their second semester, will take a qualifying exam and pass it for them to continue studying as a sophomore accounting student in the next school year. Sophomore students, during summer vacation, will also take a qualifying exam in order to be a junior accounting student of the university. If the students failed to pass the exam, they have no choice but to shift to another program related to BAS which they like or continue the study in accounting with the degree Of Bachelor of Science in Accounting Technology (BASS), a non-board program.
The study aims to know the goal of the retention program implemented in ELF] for their BAS students and if it is a necessary venture for them to take it. Statement of the Problem As accountancy students themselves, the researchers want to study and investigate the advantages and disadvantages of taking the qualifying exam of students taking up Accountancy. The researchers also want to find out the learning that the students will gain from taking the qualifying exam and if these help them to enhance their knowledge and skills in accountancy.
The study also wants to express the feelings of both parties (the students and the university) on why the university should implement this kind of retention program and observe the effects of the implementation of the retention program in producing professionals of the country. The questions can be summarized as follows: 1 . What is the passing rate of accountancy students in qualifying exam in accountancy? 2. What are the struggles/difficulties met by test takers? 3. What are the benefits of the qualifying exam for accountancy students? 4. What will be the effect of this to the public? 5.
How will the finding may be utilized? Sass motion/Hypothesis 1 . The passing rate of accountancy student in the qualifying exam in accountancy should be more than 50% 2. The students will face more challenges, pressure and stress before taking the test such as long time of reviewing, deprivation of their sleep, and the expectation of their parents to them. Time pressure is also one of the obstacles that should have to be overcome by the examinees during the examination. 3. The lessons that they will learn in the qualifying exam is of great help to them when they already finish the degree in accountancy.
The exam will hone their potentials that they already have and use it to the career that they have chosen, and that is to be a professional accountant. 4. The qualifying exam will produce better accountant and will help in the progress of the country because they have professionals who have excellent background and expertise on the field they have chosen. 5. The findings can be a source of information in finding the season of the implementation of the said retention program. Significance of the study Accounting Department. This study would be able to give assistance to everyone in the Accounting Industry.
It will be a great source of information regarding the continuous improvement of programs for the higher rate of qualified accountants. Sophomore Students of College of Business and Accountancy. The researcher will be able to assist the students who will take the qualifying exam about the proper preparations, the do’s and don’t, and other tips that will be their advantage in taking the exams. Teachers and Professors of the Program. Knowledge of this study will guide professors and other instructors in the improvement of the curriculum for the betterment of their teaching strategies that will benefit both the students and themselves as well.
Future Researchers. The study would be able to give aid, support, guidance and advice to the future researchers who will also study similar issues. Some of its part could have a resemblance in their study so it would be a great comfort for them to know the facts regarding the problems alike. Scope and Delimitation This study was conducted to determine the advantages and disadvantages of taking the qualifying exam in Accountancy. The retention program implemented by the university has been advised as a basis of the learning of the students and if they are capable of taking Accountancy.
This study will discover the knowledge the students will acquire in taking the qualifying exam and how it will help them improve their knowledge and skills in Accountancy. This study would be most relevant to the third year students of Our Lady of Fatima University (LOFT-Antipodal Campus) taking up the degree program of Accountancy. However, this study will not cover other branches of Our Lady of Fatima University due to time and financial constraints. It was not possible to cover a argue number of respondents because getting them required more resources, considerable time and other logistics.
Materials and Methods The Researchers aim to discuss the advantages and disadvantages Of students taking the qualifying examination in Accountancy which today’s concerned of accountancy students who wants to graduate as accountants however they required to pass the qualifying examination first. The information related to the topic is gathered in different references such as books, research papers, online sources and survey questionnaire. The Researcher chose selected third year Accountancy students of Our Lady f Fatima University as their respondents.
The particular student will answer the provided survey forms that indicated information on what are their views (advantages and disadvantages) on taking the qualifying examination. The data will be analyzed through the use of a table that serves as the summary of the response or the answer of the respondents who took the survey question. In addition, the Researcher will also ask some faculty of College of Business and Accountancy about their opinions in the advantages and disadvantages of taking the qualifying examination for the students. Definition of terms Accountancy.