QuickBooks Training Will Enhance Your Job OpportunitiesJane Smallman, September 1, 2006
These days all bookkeeping personnel need to know how to use a computer, but those who have invested in a variety of training and certification programs will have the best job opportunities. Add a QuickBooks qualification to your C.V. and you will instantly become more employable.
Computer Use Affects Finance JobsThe use of computers in accounting is so widespread today that there can't be many businesses left that operate without them. This increase in automation has brought higher productivity for accounts workers, with many of the jobs they used to do manually now being done in the blink of an eye by microchip.
As a result, overall employment in this field is expected to grow more slowly than average, but demand for personnel who can carry out a wide range of different accounting and bookkeeping functions will still be high.
More Computer Training Means More Job Opportunities for BookkeepersIf you want to keep your job opportunities open, remember the two following pieces of advice:
- DON'T become too specialized - this will narrow the scope of jobs open to you
- DO as much training as you can - this will mean you have a wide range of skills to sell to potential employers
QuickBooks Training and CertificationAdding QuickBooks to your list of skills will make you more employable straight away, since QuickBooks is one of the most widely used accounting software programs in the USA.
QuickBooks is a market leader in small business accounting software and companies use it to carry out a wide variety of accounting functions; these include tracking expenses and inventory levels, preparing and sending invoices, and preparing financial statements. It does not require users to be familiar with double-entry bookkeeping or other standard accounting procedures.
If you want to learn QuickBooks a wide range of training programs are available, for beginners or advanced users. Some of these are traditional campus-based courses, while others are available online. Whichever you choose, you will find that knowing QuickBooks will increase the range of jobs you can apply for.
U.S. Dept Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics
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