Friday, 12 November 2010

Hmmm . . . Which Software Should I Learn?

Remember that famous career advice from "The Graduate"?

Mr. McGuire: I want to say one word to you. Just one word.
Benjamin: Yes, sir.
Mr. McGuire: Are you listening?
Benjamin: Yes, I am.
Mr. McGuire: Plastics.
Benjamin: Just how do you mean that, sir?

Plastics was the gee whiz industry back then. A decade or so ago, Great Plains was the advice I received when I asked what product an accountant should specialize in. So, where should a graduating accountant go now?

Hunter Richards, in his Which Tech Skills Help Accountants Land Jobs, has answered the question. I won't steal his thunder. You'll just have to click on the link yourself!


Accounting Website Guy said...

Good post.

The world isn't so simple any more. Just knowing plastics (QuickBooks?) isn't enough. If you want to be taken seriously you need to be proficient in a variety of accounting and office systems, and you need to be highly adaptable. If you can present yourself as technically adept you'll have a big advantage in the modern market.