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The Importance of Computer Skills in Accounting

17 MAR 2014


In the highly technological world that we live in these days, it’s no secret that computers and software are of the utmost importance in a variety of careers from healthcare to administration. One of the most computer-focused careers out there, however, is accounting. While traditionally accounting has been done as an old-school pen and paper kind of endeavor, the industry is moving more towards software based accounting for a variety of reasons. Not only is it much more accurate – with great accounting software being able to calculate and crunch numbers in a way that’s almost foolproof – but it’s faster and we also have more oversight on the process. If you’re thinking about embarking on a career in accounting, it’s imperative that you have excellent computer skills. Check out this blog post by Academy of Learning Career College for more information on the importance of computer skills in accounting.

“Business admin courses will teach you a lot more than just Excel, you can be sure of that. If you’re doing any health care training or attending a legal assistant school, these are also programs that accounting and accounting software feature heavily in, so a very good grasp on using a computer is essential to success. Tax software like Quicken is exceptionally popular, as are accounting software programs such as Quickbooks. It’s best to be familiar with a range of products, as you’ll never be sure what your employer is going to be using. Better to be safe than sorry!”