The evolution of the accountant’s role: Why are programming skills important?

𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐫𝐨𝐥𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐚𝐜𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐞𝐯𝐨𝐥𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠 – why are 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐦𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐬𝐤𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐬 important? 💻 💻

Research by Dr. Anna Karmanska of the University of Economics in Katowice shows that coding skills can benefit accountants in many ways. With the right coding skills, accountants can automate processes and and improve data efficiency in the organization. ⏰📊

This can save time and reduce errors in 𝐝𝐚𝐭𝐚 𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐫𝐲 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐜𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠. In addition, coding skills help you 𝐚𝐧𝐚𝐥𝐲𝐳𝐞 𝐝𝐚𝐭𝐚 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐚𝐜𝐜𝐮𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐥𝐲 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐦𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐛𝐞𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐝𝐞𝐜𝐢𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬. This leads to advanced reports and visualizations that provide 𝐝𝐞𝐞𝐩𝐞𝐫 𝐢𝐧𝐬𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭𝐬 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐨 𝐟𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐝𝐚𝐭𝐚. 🔍💡

The main barriers accountants face in developing coding skills are 𝐥𝐚𝐜𝐤 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰𝐥𝐞𝐝𝐠𝐞 of what software skills to acquire and how to do it. Other barriers include the belief that learning to code is “𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐬𝐜𝐨𝐩𝐞” for an accountant (63%) or the fear that it is 𝐭𝐨𝐨 𝐝𝐢𝐟𝐟𝐢𝐜𝐮𝐥𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐧.

With the right training and mentorship from RPA programmers, learning the art of programming can be relatively easy! 💪📚

Accounting employees who use RPA technology can create programs and automations on their own. RPA tools are user-friendly and do not require deep technical knowledge. They are available to a wide range of users, even those without technical training. 🤝🤖

Research results show that programming brings numerous benefits to the professional lives of accountants, including efficient task automation and advanced data analysis. It’s not just a technical skill, but also develops other qualities crucial to employers and employees, such as abstract thinking, problem solving, creativity and teamwork. 💪

Research shows that programming skills are increasingly important for accountants. Discover how our RPA training can help! Get in touch with us!

Author: Joanna Sioła, Customer Experience Specialist