Keep Accounting Simple with Web-Based Apps

Friday, December 7, 2012

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Organizing numbers, managing accounts and keeping track of invoices can be a lot for new accounting and payroll administrators to take on in the beginning phases of their new job. Even when they have figured out the best routine to accomplish each task, they still must devote much time and effort to getting the job done. Fortunately, today's world has prepared new accountants with a variety of different software applications available on most of the leading smartphone brands. For those who are enrolling in payroll courses, here are some apps they can get accustomed to using to make their school experience and job more manageable.

Outright.com
The inexpensive application Outright.com is key for small businesses to keep their accounting information organized, and has proved its staying power against other similar competitors. The service was recognized by the eBay Star Developer Awards as the most innovative application of 2010, according to the National Federation of Independent Business. Students can access accounting information from any computer, whether they are looking for figures from a particular client or their company, because the application is web-based and stores all data online. After using it free for the first 30 days, students or business owners only have to pay a small subscriber's fee each month.

Ultimately, the app aims to make bookkeeping something that workers can facilitate easily rather than come to dread each day.

QuickBooks Online
Another web-based application that many accountants use is QuickBooks Online, which can be easily integrated on both Mac and PC systems. Students and business workers can choose from a variety of different packages that the service offers, and in addition to using the online service, they can download the free smartphone app, QuickBooks Mobile. The easy-to-use app automatically syncs with the information on users' internet accounts so that students can pull up relevant information while grabbing coffee, meeting a client or at home if they need to catch up on some work.

LessAccounting
Some business owners use this service particularly for its budgeting feature. While keeping clients' account information accurate is crucial, making sure that the company is sticking to a budget is just as important to maintaining a smoothly run organization. The app makes it easy to compare how much money has been spent from month to month, and also features a free iPhone app to correspond to the web-based service.

Students who are interested in pursuing accounting careers can enroll in the Accounting and Payroll Administration program at Vancouver Career College. To learn more, fill out the form on the right.


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