Accounting And Technology
Staying a step ahead of the competition...
...by Becky Mease 12/11/2009
As technological advancements grow by the day, so do the savvy “know-how’s” that accompany them. Accountants today are among the many who find being knowledgeable of even the basic computer procedures is far more beneficial than knowing nothing at all. With the majority of work being done using some form of technology, it behooves any professional to brush up on the latest computer programs.
Excel is a program that is used quite often in the accounting world. The majority of an accountant’s records, documentation, and information are saved in programs like this. It is not an easy program to grasp at the beginning; it takes some folks years to feel comfortable enough to consider themselves well versed in Excel. The many functions and commands the program entails take much practice and perseverance to master.
As your career progresses, so do the technological qualifications. SAP is a piece of database software that assists accountants in keeping track of employee records, expenses, and even compliance information. This complex system won’t allow its user to have just the basic knowledge of its function- it requires you to be well versed in the many components that information/data will be extracted from.
Financejobz.com recommends acquiring as much technological knowledge as possible; especially if it is going to assist you in getting hired and completing your work. By taking the SAP certification course and test, you make yourself more appealing to companies looking to hire. Incredible as it may seem, there aren’t many folks versed and certified in SAP, which would make you the hot ticket in your company.
Whether it’s through the use of computers or specialized programs, technology is an aspect of accounting that continually grows. It has the power to make or break any accountant. Keep yourself up-to-date on new programs that will be utilized in your company, and be open to taking classes to amp up your technology skills.