Computer Hardware and Software an Accountant Must Know In This Era of Computer Age

Ezeani Nneka Salome and Oladele Rotimi

The software and hardware components of a computer complement each other. The study looked into computer hardware and software skills an accountant must know in this era of technological influx. The population consisted of 35 respondents comprising accounting education lecturers in universities in Ekiti State. No sample was made. The questionnaire was the main instrument used for data collection. A survey research design was used for this study. The data generated were analysed using mean scores and standard deviation. The study revealed that all the hardware skills and some were experts of software skills were expected and utilized by accountants in modern business organizations located at Ado-Ekiti. Though some aspects of software skills were neither expected nor utilized by accountants in discharge their duties in business organizations in Ado-Ekiti. It was recommended that computer hardware and software made part of curriculum for training accounting students in Nigeria.