Future of Accounting


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Lyn Egan

Hi to you all,

Being new to this site and any such site (are there other accounting related
sites ??) I'm hoping to get some feedback I can chew over.
I'll try and keep it brief.

Here it goes.
I come from a management accounts background, I like what I do to a point
but would like to diverse towards a Systems Accountant type role.
Software trouble shooter, get the most out of the system and ensure the
business as well as the staff get the most.

I would like to hear from anyone who has made the change, has given it some
thought, or even done research on something similar, so I can hopefully
make an informed decision.
I would need to do some further study I would have thought, but it's knowing
what is the correct course.
There are so many fast track courses costing shed loads of money - but which
one's are recommended by accountants ect??

In a nutshell, I'm looking at what I would like to do for the next few years
and whether the demand will be there.
What will be the demand in accounting over say the next 5-10 years??

I am doing my own research, but I thought there maybe someone out there who
is going through the same career analyses process as I am.

Please don't be shy, any feedback would be appreciated, even if it's about
your own dilemma, it just might trigger something for me or I could help you
possibly.

Thks for reading this and I hope I don't sound too scary - lol.

Cheers
Lyn
 
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Stephen GoldenGun

Lyn Egan said:
Hi to you all,

Being new to this site and any such site (are there other accounting related
sites ??) I'm hoping to get some feedback I can chew over.
I'll try and keep it brief.

Here it goes.
I come from a management accounts background, I like what I do to a point
but would like to diverse towards a Systems Accountant type role.
Software trouble shooter, get the most out of the system and ensure the
business as well as the staff get the most.

I would like to hear from anyone who has made the change, has given it some
thought, or even done research on something similar, so I can hopefully
make an informed decision.
I would need to do some further study I would have thought, but it's knowing
what is the correct course.
There are so many fast track courses costing shed loads of money - but which
one's are recommended by accountants ect??

In a nutshell, I'm looking at what I would like to do for the next few years
and whether the demand will be there.
What will be the demand in accounting over say the next 5-10 years??

I am doing my own research, but I thought there maybe someone out there who
is going through the same career analyses process as I am.

Please don't be shy, any feedback would be appreciated, even if it's about
your own dilemma, it just might trigger something for me or I could help you
possibly.

Thks for reading this and I hope I don't sound too scary - lol.

Cheers
Lyn
Hello Lyn,

I think the best advice that I can offer to you, is to try to speak to a few
accountants in real life, get a few pointers from the internet, but just
phone up a few accountants and see if they can offer you five or ten minutes
of advice.

Usually if you approach people in an honest, and up front manner, you will
be surprised at how kind and generous people can be with their time.

It is only when people use deceptive means to gain their time or attention
that they get miffed.

I think accountancy is going to be allways there because the rules are
allways changing, but with the increasing use of software, that is the
"nigger in the woodpile".

I certainly hope that last expression is not politically incorrect..It is
just a saying anyway..so i hope nobody takes offense.

I hope it helps.
 
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Peter Saxton

Hi to you all,

Being new to this site and any such site (are there other accounting related
sites ??) I'm hoping to get some feedback I can chew over.
I'll try and keep it brief.

Here it goes.
I come from a management accounts background, I like what I do to a point
but would like to diverse towards a Systems Accountant type role.
Software trouble shooter, get the most out of the system and ensure the
business as well as the staff get the most.

I would like to hear from anyone who has made the change, has given it some
thought, or even done research on something similar, so I can hopefully
make an informed decision.
I would need to do some further study I would have thought, but it's knowing
what is the correct course.
There are so many fast track courses costing shed loads of money - but which
one's are recommended by accountants ect??

In a nutshell, I'm looking at what I would like to do for the next few years
and whether the demand will be there.
What will be the demand in accounting over say the next 5-10 years??
About 20 or 30 years ago there was a lot of demand for "systems
accountants" but now IT is much more specialised and I would feel that
you would have to be very strong in IT to be effective or wanted by
anyone. Having accounting skills won't carry much weight because most
computer experts know enough about what accountants want at a basic
level and they can easily be told by the accountants who need the
software. I would suggest that if you want to move towards computers
you have to go the whole way and become a computer expert to be
successful.



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