Vera Fernandes, Delfina Gomes e João Leite Ribeiro
Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Accounting, access and the practice of the profession of chartered accountant from the point of view of women
The main objective of this study is to obtain a better understanding of the problems in the access and practice in the accounting profession from the point of view of women who are chartered accountants. To accomplish this objective thirteen interviews were performed to women who are accountants registered in the Portuguese Order of Chartered Accountants. According to the interviewees, despite the easier access to the profession, there are still inequalities, discrimination and sexism that hinder the exercise and progress of women in career. However, interviewees consider that the accounting profession requires organization, rigor, commitment and responsibility, attributes that are best suited to the intrinsic characteristics of women.
Accounting, profession, chartered accountants, gender, women