For decades, accountants relied on handwritten ledgers with computers slowly crawling in as a must-have in the office. With the advancement of technology, knowledge in software like QuickBooks and Excel are considered essential for accountants.
These days, many accountants have their ledgers and account records on the palm of their hands—specifically, in their ubiquitous mobile phones. Here are some mobile apps that are great for accountants and other finance professionals.
FreshBooks is a great way for accountants to make invoices, file taxes, organize expenses, and track receivables. Available for free on mobile for FreshBooks subscribers, it also allows clients to make fast payments via credit card, e-checks, and PayPal.
Mint may be tagged as a personal finance app, but it is also useful for small business accountants and entrepreneurs. Users can add bank accounts and credit cards, and the app will help automate recorded transactions through easy-to-read graphs.
QuickBooks now comes in a mobile edition. Just like its desktop version, it offers accounting tools to help users manage and track their finances. While it comes with a free 30-day trial, users who have active subscriptions to QuickBooks may get the app for free.
Eddie O’Brien, a certified public accountant, currently serves as the CEO of the Americas at Arvato Bertelsmann. Prior to that, he spent years working for Microsoft. Visit this blog for related updates.