Proceedings of the 5th International Public Sector Conference, IPSC 2023, October 10th-11th 2023, Bali, Indonesia

Research Article

The Formation of Accounting Students’ Strategies in The Recruitment Process of The Big Four Public Accounting Firms

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.10-10-2023.2342150,
        author={Clarissa  Wanakantjana and Icha  Hafsari and Arief  Fadhilah and Theodorus Radja  Ludji},
        title={The Formation of Accounting Students’ Strategies in The Recruitment Process of The Big Four Public Accounting Firms},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 5th International Public Sector Conference, IPSC 2023, October 10th-11th 2023, Bali, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={IPSC},
        year={2023},
        month={12},
        keywords={big four bourdieu recruitment strategy},
        doi={10.4108/eai.10-10-2023.2342150}
    }
    
  • Clarissa Wanakantjana
    Icha Hafsari
    Arief Fadhilah
    Theodorus Radja Ludji
    Year: 2023
    The Formation of Accounting Students’ Strategies in The Recruitment Process of The Big Four Public Accounting Firms
    IPSC
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.10-10-2023.2342150
Clarissa Wanakantjana1,*, Icha Hafsari1, Arief Fadhilah1, Theodorus Radja Ludji1
  • 1: Universitas Prasetiya Mulya
*Contact email: clarissa.wn@gmail.com

Abstract

Using Bourdieu's theory of practice, this study analyzed how the strategies of 12 final year accounting students is shaped to the point where they understand the ways of accumulating and using resources in order to succeed in the Big Four recruitment process. This study also examines how the beliefs attached to students can be affected when students succeed or fail in the recruitment process. The findings show that students' perceptions and behaviors in undergoing the Big Four recruitment process is formed by the interactions students go through with other social agents and the things they experience in the field of accounting education. These will later on provide students with a knowledge on how to fall in line with the rules of the Big Four recruitment process and will therefore become the basis of students' recruitment strategies that are used in the process.