The Accounting Profession Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

Sofia Papadopoulou, Maria Papadopoulou

Abstract


The aim of the present study is to investigate how the accounting profession in Greece has been influenced by the COVID-19 pandemic; our focus is on showcasing the ways in which the accounting professionals have adapted to emergency changes implemented in response to the pandemic, as well as the problems having potentially emerged in their professional field. Within this scope, a structured questionnaire was employed, with the sample of respondents consisting of 171 randomly selected accountants based in Greece. The results were obtained by means of descriptive and inferential statistics analysis methods. The research results showed that the COVID-19 pandemic significantly affected the activity of accounting professionals, who were forced into changes in their work routine, while, generally, experiencing difficulty in adapting to the newly emerging work demands. Finally, the research findings revealed that the importance of the accounting profession in Greece is even more pronounced during periods of emergency, when the country’s economy is at risk, as the one examined.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/ijafr.v10i2.17001

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