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

๐“๐ก๐ž ๐ซ๐จ๐ฅ๐ž ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐š๐œ๐œ๐จ๐ฎ๐ง๐ญ๐š๐ง๐ญ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ž๐ฏ๐จ๐ฅ๐ฏ๐ข๐ง๐  – why are ๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ๐ ๐ซ๐š๐ฆ๐ฆ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ฌ๐ค๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ฌ important? ๐Ÿ’ป ๐Ÿ’ป 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. โฐ๐Ÿ“Š This can save time and reduce errors in ๐๐š๐ญ๐š ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ซ๐ฒ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ๐œ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ข๐ง๐ . In addition, coding skills help you ๐š๐ง๐š๐ฅ๐ฒ๐ณ๐ž ๐๐š๐ญ๐š ๐ฆ๐จ๐ซ๐ž ๐š๐œ๐œ๐ฎ๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐ž๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ฆ๐š๐ค๐ž ๐›๐ž๐ญ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ ๐๐ž๐œ๐ข๐ฌ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ. This leads to advanced reports and visualizations that provide ๐๐ž๐ž๐ฉ๐ž๐ซ ๐ข๐ง๐ฌ๐ข๐ ๐ก๐ญ๐ฌ ๐ข๐ง๐ญ๐จ ๐Ÿ๐ข๐ง๐š๐ง๐œ๐ข๐š๐ฅ ๐๐š๐ญ๐š. ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ’ก The main barriers accountants face in developing coding skills are ๐ฅ๐š๐œ๐ค ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ข๐ฆ๐ž ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ค๐ง๐จ๐ฐ๐ฅ๐ž๐๐ ๐ž of what software skills to acquire and how to do it. Other barriers include the belief that learning to code is “๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ฌ๐œ๐จ๐ฉ๐ž” for an accountant (63%) or the fear that it is ๐ญ๐จ๐จ ๐๐ข๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐ข๐œ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ญ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฅ๐ž๐š๐ซ๐ง. With the right training and mentorship from RPA programmers, learning the art of programming can be relatively easy! ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ“š 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. ๐Ÿค๐Ÿค– 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. ๐Ÿ’ช Research shows that programming skills are increasingly important for accountants. Discover how our RPA training can help! Get in touch with us! Author: Joanna Sioล‚a, Customer Experience Specialist