Graduate School of Business
Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)
Teresa Lynn Bounds
Accounting Information Systems, Preparedness, Accounting Analytics, Qualitative Study, Accountants’ Competency
Accounting | Business
Weber, Janis C., "CPAs as Data Analysts: How Louisiana Accountants Respond to Data-Driven Business Paradigms" (2020). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 2352.
This study considered challenges confronting Louisiana Certified Public Accountants, relating to technological changes to accounting information systems, which necessitated the use of advanced analytical tools. The research emphasized the problem of accountants’ lack of preparedness to use big data analytics in accounting work. The project focused on practicing accountants in Louisiana, to gain their perspectives about big data analytics in accounting, the competitive impact technology shifts have on accounting practice, and preparedness to use accounting analytics in accounting work. The research methodology chosen was a qualitative case study design, which allowed consideration of opinions and perceptions of the individuals experiencing the challenges. This qualitative, exploratory research permitted a deeper understanding of the underlying circumstances that contributed to the problem and helped identify potential solutions to the problem.