USAGE OF MICROSOFT EXCEL SPREADSHEET AS ACCOUNTING TOOLS IN SME COMPANY
Journal: i TECH MAG (Scientific Blog)
Author: Najihah Jusoh, Hanyza Ahmad
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Computerized accounting has been used in the business of various sizes of companies (large, medium and small). Along with the rapid development of technology, various accounting software have been developed to facilitate the company’s operations. The use of accounting software has also been used as a strategy to produce accurate, quality and reliable financial reports. Prior to the existence of various accounting applications, Microsoft Excel has been used as an accounting tool that helps many companies to record, analyze and report financial statement. The paper aims to study the use of Microsoft Excel is still the choice of accounting instruments at SME companies and the main factors contributing to the selection of accounting tools within the companies. The data were collected using questionnaires on petrol stations operators located in Kemaman, Terengganu. It covers all types of petrol stations such as Shell, Petronas, Petron and Caltex. Petrol station operators have also been interviewed for more detailed and accurate information. The results show that SME still chooses Microsoft Excel as an accounting tool for their company. Low cost is a major factor in the selection of accounting tools by SMEs. While other factors such as company size, perceive ease of use and perceive usefulness also contribute to the selection of SME’s accounting tools.