BANDUNG-The number of accountants in Indonesia is still not enough when compared with the number of Micro Small Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) that is still at 48,000 people. While the need reach 70,000 people.
This was expressed by the Rector of Widyatama University, Islahuzzaman in the National Seminar on Accounting and Business (SNAB-2) 2017 at Widyatama University, Bandung, on Thursday (20/7/2017).
According to him, every company requires an accountant to maintain the system well including supporting financial reporting.
""So all realize it should be accounted for., and can also prevent fraud within the company," he said.
In a company at least one percent of the number of employees is an accountant. Besides depending on the number of employees, accountant also depends on the big or small the company is.
"If the level is like this campus, we have about 300 employees with only two accountants," he said.
According to him, not all accountants have been registered. However, these unregistered accountants are still a little.
"Not all accountants are registered some are not yet, but the numbers are still a little," he said.
Islahuzzaman added that compared with other countries such as Singapore and Malaysia, accountants in Indonesia are still lacking.
"In terms of quantity, accountants in Indonesia are still lacking when compared to Singapore and Malaysia," he concluded