Mohammed Muneerali Thottoli, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2195-7226
University of Nizwa, College of Economics, Management & Information Systems, Oman
Financial losses, bankruptcy and closure of the company may be the result of incorrect choice of accounting software, inefficient modernization of such software depending on the specifics of the economic entity and ignorance of technical knowledge of staffs to work with the software product. The paper notes that for companies from member countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council, the technique of implementation and application of tax legislation and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) differs significantly from other countries. The article emphasizes that in Oman, companies need to prepare financial statements in accordance with current applicable IFRS, as well as the Law on Commercial Companies 2019 and the guidelines and requirements for disclosure of capital market information. The purpose of this paper is to study and study the impact of the implementation of accounting software among small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Oman. The study systematizes the features and issues of assessing the relationship between generalized accounting software (GAS) and its use by accountants working for SMEs. Twenty small and medium business accountants were selected as the target audience, taking into account their experience and basic knowledge of accounting in the context of ownership and use of GAS. The study confirms and theoretically proves that the use of GAS in the financial and economic activities of SMEs has a significant impact on the practice of accountants working in such enterprises, ie, there is a positive and significant relationship between GAS choice and use of GAS by SME accountants. The results of this study can be useful for the government, representatives of tax authorities, higher education institutions in the context of establishing adequate policies regarding the use of software for accounting by economic entities.
Keywords: Generalized accounting software, accounting, accountant, small and medium enterprises, international financial reporting standards (IFRS), Oman.
JEL Classification: M41, L86, M15.
Cite as: Muneerali M. T. (2020). Impact of Accounting Software among SMEs Accountants in Oman. Financial Markets, Institutions and Risks, 4(2), 25-33. https://doi.org/10.21272/fmir.4(2).25-33.2020.
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