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Accountancy Students’ Familiarity with Accounting Information Systems and Other Technologies Used in the Workplace

Juliet Cadungog-Uy
CamEd Business School

Faculty Publications
2020, pp. 62 – 84


This paper intends to assess the accounting students’ familiarity with the different accounting software and other technologies used in the workplace. The results show that the students are strong in areas related to the use of different office software applications like Microsoft Word, Google Docs, Microsoft Excel, Google Sheets, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Google Presentation. They are also very familiar with two operating systems like Android and IOS and three types of office productivity software like Google Forms, Gmail, and Microsoft OneNote. They are very familiar with Google Meet as a communication and collaboration software and cloud storage like Microsoft OneDrive, Google Drive, and Apple iCloud. They are also using Google, YouTube, Amazon, and Facebook to search for information.

The students however are still not very familiar with accounting information systems and other technologies used in the workplace except with Excel and Microsoft Access where they are a bit familiar with. They are also not familiar with emerging technologies like cloud computing, big data and data analytics, artificial intelligence, Blockchain, and distributed ledgers. This knowledge and skill areas need to be strengthened for them to be better prepared when they join the labor marketplace. 

Keywords: accountancy, familiarity, basic technology knowledge, accounting information system.

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