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By sikhatri ·
Accounting software consultant/implement
I have 10 years experience in accounting, now doing MCSE (two to go). Next is Unix/Linux and then Oracle. Is this enough to get into Accounting software consultancy or should also get some Web development courses too?

Advise is appreciated.

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by boonchung In reply to Accounting software consu ...

To develop skills to be a consultant takes experience and paper. What you are heading is towards more of an IT consultant and not an accounting software consultant. You would need to knowledge of the major accounting software available. Analyse its pros and cons. Implement a strategy/strategies.

You've experience in accounting. That's a plus. Improve on it. Web developement courses isn't a issue.Don't be too carried away by certification in related and unrelated IT fields.

Concentrate more of fundamental issues of accounting.What you may offer your potential employers? Your clients? Your ownself?

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by sikhatri In reply to Accounting software consu ...

Thanks for the reply!
I don't think question was understood.

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by sikhatri In reply to Accounting software consu ...

Very interesting! Totally different analysis then what I have come up with, talking to people who are doing consultancy. But that is what I was hoping for.

What I gathered was that there are lots of consultants out there in market who have great knowledge of accounting but lack knowledge of computers. I was planning to cover that gap by increasing knowledge of computers. I am not planning to go on my own, but rather hoping to get a job in large consulting company.

As far as accounting software is concerned I was planning to get certification in JD Edwards. I have worked with JD Edwards for a while and liked it very much. Lot better then ACCPAC for windows.

If I ask you which software is more popular what would be your response? I know it may vary, depending on business. But which one manufacturing companies are choosing?

The reason I mentioned Web development was that most of the software are bringing web technology into accounting system and I am sure that businesses will ask if the system is capable of web.

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by boonchung In reply to Accounting software consu ...

Dear Skhatri,

I recently found a site that list all types of accounting software and for the industry it is meant for.Hope this helps.

http://www.accountingsoftware.com.my/

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by sikhatri In reply to Accounting software consu ...

Thanks for the site.

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by MServino In reply to Accounting software consu ...

If you want to be an accountant who does computer consulting and not a Computer consultant who knows accounting, I would be sure to get some training on MS Excel and MS Access. These are frequently used to format data extracted from larger databases and then to summarize for reporting. A little VB script can come in handy with this.

To be honest I would just get what you can with these two, add in some Sybase, and DB2 (other databases) training. Then call up Arthur Andersen. They are an accounting company that is moving into the computer consulting arena (especially now that they've split from Andersen Consulting).

They will probably pick you right up with your experience plus the added knowledge.

Good luck.

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by sikhatri In reply to Accounting software consu ...

Thanks for the reply!
I agree with being master in Excel, and I have done MOUS in excel. Access is very low end software, it can handel very small database. I have good knowledge of Cognos and planning to do SQL 7 or Oracle, which is used is 95% of companies (large companies).

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