Six countries, members of the EU-REPARIS Program’s Education Community of Practice (EduCop) – Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia FYR, Montenegro and Serbia – participated in an Accountancy Education Benchmarking Study between March 2015 and May 2016. The Study was a comprehensive assessment of the countries’ 14 universities and PAOs, which together provide 25 academic and professional accountancy education programs to around 4,120 enrolled students. Curricula content, learning outcomes and proficiency levels from these accountancy programs were analyzed using a set of international benchmarks.
The Study identified a number of opportunities that can be explored in future accountancy education reforms and which represent significant areas that can have an important impact. The Study also proposes practical tips which, when combined with the good practices identified, can help accountancy education providers to seize the key opportunities and implement reforms.