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Human Resources Accounting: Issues, Benefits and Challenges
International Journal of Economics, Finance and Management Sciences
Volume 5, Issue 3, June 2017, Pages: 129-138
Received: Sep. 21, 2016; Accepted: Jan. 14, 2017; Published: Apr. 2, 2017
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Osemeke Monday, Department of Business Administration, College of Management and Social Sciences, Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa, Nigeria
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The focus of this paper is on Human Resources Accounting which has not been properly integrated into the financial statement of various organizations and being regarded as assets. The main purpose of this study is to examine the issues involved in valuing human resource /people working in organizations, which has been regarded as the most valuable assets in business organizations, the benefits of attaching values and the challenges and obstacles of implementing the Human Resource accounting disclosures of such values in the firm’s statement of financial position. In the pursuit of the focus of this study the paper adopts exploratory and content analysis methods of secondary data. The paper reveals that the exponent of human resources valuation models in most cases have not dealt with the mode of recording and disclosure of the accounting information relating to human resources in the books of account or financial statements of the organization. In most cases, the human resource accounting information is given in the form of supplementary information attached to the financial statements. This is of great concern to accounting professionals and practitioners. The paper concludes that considerable research done is due to the increasing importance of human capital in the economy to develop the concepts and methods of valuing human resource that has been recognized as human resources accounting (HRA), and that there is a great need for evolving a system of accounting for human resource that is acceptable to professional accountants, mangers and other decision makers – investors, creditors and other stakeholders.
Human Resources (HR), Human Resources Accounting (HRA), Challenges
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Osemeke Monday, Human Resources Accounting: Issues, Benefits and Challenges, International Journal of Economics, Finance and Management Sciences. Vol. 5, No. 3, 2017, pp. 129-138. doi: 10.11648/j.ijefm.20170503.11
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