An Accountant Problem In Accounting
Accounting is one of those topics that when mentioned most people shudder and rather dig trenches than have to deal with. When you run a business there is already so much to worry about with operations, hiring employees, managing inventory, and dealing with logistics, should we change the display? Should we extend our hours? Are we meeting health code requirements? And the list goes on. So when it comes to managing finances some of us just rather not – or maybe we would if we knew how non-threatening it could be. In the course Financial Accounting you’ll learn key accounting techniques and practices that could turn you into your own accountant.
Understanding basic accounting
Understanding the basics of accounting is crucial to know how well your business is doing. It is common for the terms bookkeeping and accounting to be used interchangeably and while the two are essential business functions, there are differences.
Bookkeeping is the process that provides the data by recording and organizing financial transactions such as income and business expenses. The accuracy of your bookkeeping will directly impact the quality of your financial information.
Adapting to New Technology
Changing any routine can be a huge challenge for individuals. This is an even bigger challenge for businesses. So it’s no surprise that switching from old, comfortable accounting tools & technology to new platforms can be very difficult.
Not only do accountants need to get up to speed on the latest industry technology, but they also need to get their clients on board.
THE NEED FOR NEW SKILLS
For the second year in a row, the need for new skills is the number one anticipated business challenge for A&FS firms. 47.5% of respondents recognize that changes in technology and best business practices put substantial pressure on them to keep pace with new marketplace standards. After all, if they don’t perhaps a competitor will! And keeping up requires the right people with specialized skill sets.