It is the top of December, the rush for Christmas is on, and you are feeling the pressure in your wallet. You want to keep better track of your money, but how? Accounting software would be great, but you do not know how to use it and anyway, it is already too late in the year for that, is it not? Actually, you could get the accounting software and still learn it in time for tax season. An accounting software consultant firm can help, if you get really lost. Here is what that generally looks like.
Buy the Software
If you are really committed to getting your finances under control this holiday season, buy something for yourself, namely the accounting software. The software comes highly recommended, although there are one or two other software programs out there that rank just as high. Installing it on your laptop or desktop is not difficult either. It takes less than twenty minutes from start to finish. If you are hiring a consultant to teach you how to use the software, you can wait to install the software until he/she is present, if that lessens some anxiety for you.
Set up Your Training Dates and Times
Yes, December is a scheduling nightmare, with all of its concerts, parties and festivities, but you can do this. Schedule your training dates and times around everything else you have going on, and leave an extra hour on your scheduled training dates for questions, delays and technical difficulties. Commit to these dates not only because you want to, but also because making a solid commitment to learning this software means your finances will be in much better shape from here on out.
Expect Training to Last Three to Four Hours Each Time
You can expect the training sessions to last three to four hours each time. There is a lot to go over, and your consultant will want to make sure you clearly understand how it all works and how to navigate through the software. If you have a few days in a row to burn, you can barrel through the training eight hours a day for as long as it takes to make it all make sense. The availability of the consultant at that time will also impact things a bit. Then you can start entering all of your income, your purchases for gifts for the holidays, travel expenses, etc.