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Usage of Information Technology to Enhance Professional Productivity among Accountants in Ekiti State

Journal: International Journal of Accounting and Financial Management Research (IJAFMR) (Vol.4, No. 2)

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Page : 7-18

Keywords : Computer; Mobile Phone; Email; Television Set; Video Calling; Tape Recorder; Fax Machine Internet CDROM; Cameras and Information Technology (IT);

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The study made use of IT’s among accountants in Ekiti state, determines how often Accountants used IT’s for their information needs and to ascertain the extent to which they were satisfied with the services provided by IT’s. The analyses were based on data from a questionnaire survey of the professional accountants in Ekiti state. The findings revealed that due to lack of awareness, majority of the accountants were yet to take advantage of the huge potential benefits that can be derived from using IT’s. The study revealed that accountants as a professional used some ITs devices more than others and majority of IT facilities used in the study were not fully familiar with accountants in Ekiti state most especially in Table one item number thirteen to forty; for instance, mobile phones and computers and facebook were the most frequently used IT’s devices. Furthermore, young accountants i.e. (ACA) embraced IT’s more than the senior accountants (FCA). In addition, about 80.1% of the respondents strongly agreed that the application of IT’s in the accounting profession would go a long way in improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the profession. The major problems and constraints identified to the use of IT’s among accountants are the unfavorable economic situation of the country, excessive cost of procurement of IT’s facilities and inadequate infrastructure such as telecommunication, standardize training centers and electric power supply.

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