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Technology and How to Keep up in the World of Accounting

Technology and How to Keep up in the World of Accounting

Author: Moe Harrison /Tuesday, April 17, 2018/Categories: SNI Companies, SNI Financial, Industry Trends, SNI Certes, Industry Trends, SNI Technology, Accounting Now

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In today’s world of ever-changing technology, many can have the feeling that they aren’t up to speed. We sometimes find ourselves lost in conversation with individuals who are more proficient in software, particularly those right out of college or who may be working at companies that are more driven by or focused on technology. Specific tech-related skills are becoming increasingly important in many different industries, including accounting and finance. While it is frustrating to feel you are not keeping up in this area, there are some avenues you can pursue to keep your head above water without going back to school. Here are a few options.

Web-based Classes
Most employees in the financial world will agree that expertise in Excel is both sought after and critical for your day-to-day work. While this program is not new to the digital world, it has vastly advanced over the years, introducing new features and functionalities that provide better accuracy. Because this is so important to delivering quality work, there are Excel training courses available online to help people understand and improve their skills using this software.

In addition to Excel, there are trainings focused on other programs such as Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems, which integrate various functions of an organization (accounting, human resources, marketing, etc.) into one system in order to streamline efficiencies and processes throughout the company. Because finance touches every business unit, keeping your skills up to par on this will only help you in keeping track of the other departments’ budgets and spending.

Online Resources
Outside of classes, you can subscribe to technology focused blogs to help you stay up to date on the current digital trends around the world. For example, the way cloud-based software has advanced is one topic that is at the forefront of business conversation, and it is relevant in accounting departments based on its impact in helping teams collaborate more effectively on financials.

For those who are 15+ years out of school maintaining a commitment to technology is important because you are likely to be in a leadership role and as a leader you need to be perceived as a leader who understands and stays on top of the trends and advances in business that will impacting your organization. Due to the fact that technology advances are coming at such a rapid pace, your need to learn will likely never stop as there will always be new software or systems to become familiar with – Remember to view this a constant opportunity to advance personally and professionally, remaining as qualified as you can. We, at SNI, hope these suggestions will help you in years to come!

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Moe Harrison
Moe Harrison

Moe Harrison

Moe Harrison is a Regional Vice President with SNI. With more than 15 years’ experience in recruiting and personnel management, Moe has a unique perspective on the top issues and concerns of employers and candidates in the accounting and finance fields.

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Moe Harrison is a Regional Vice President with SNI. With more than 15 years’ experience in recruiting and personnel management, Moe has a unique perspective on the top issues and concerns of employers and candidates in the accounting and finance fields.

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