A shout out to the clouds

Can we just take a moment here to appreciate the cloud?

Bookkeeping and accounting professionals have for decades worked in a manually intensive process environment, highly dependent on working under torrents of paper and being physically on-site.

It was not so long ago that businesses operated totally dependent on the exchange of paper documents between them and their customers – suppliers, banks, accountants and bookkeepers; not to mention hours spent on the telephone. It was also a time when cheques and cash were almost the only way to pay. Preparation of reports and/or a review of the books by the accountant, meant a trip across town to physically deliver reams of paper and to have endless discussions.

Now? The ‘cloud’ has begun to build and if you’re a bookkeeper or accountant, the future is so much brighter. Cloud technology has brought with it new innovation and technologies that just a few years ago could only have been dreamt of.

Australia is home to some of the best dreamers (and doers) and MYOB Australia is one of them. MYOB is the leading business software provider for small and medium enterprises (SME) and accounting professionals in Australia and New Zealand. They offer more than 50 business management solutions. Everything from accounting, payroll, payments, retail point of sale, CRM and professional tax solutions – and more.

This is a really good thing, ‘cos you certainly didn’t start a business to do the books.

So as a future accountant or bookkeeper, this cloud technology is making your life easier. If you decide to study a Certificate IV Accounting and Certificate IV Bookkeeping with Monarch Institute, the software training is built directly into this qualification. The courses includes comprehensive software training resources, and access to the software of your choice while you’re studying.

With these skills it makes you the preferred candidate for SME business owners and employers who want accounting and bookkeeping operatives to help them analyse, identify opportunities and to drive their business further using smart systems; the days of just manually processing transactions are gone.

Author: Simon Slade-Betts FCPA, Monarch Institute, Trainer & Assessor – Accounting & Bookkeeping