How does learning how to code benefit accountants?

Dec. 1, 2022

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Python—a freely available programming language used for data collection and analysis—has gained considerable momentum in the world of financial services.But why should CPAs be interested in programming?
Cory Ng notes that learning how to code in Python would be particularly relevant in CPA job functions requiring data analytics and process automation, such as audits, business planning and forecasting. Furthermore, CPAs whose roles involve working with large amounts of data will benefit from Python’s data extraction, preparation and analysis facilities.
Ng urges professional accountants to acquire at least a basic understanding of coding to improve their career prospects, and offers insight in his article regarding various training opportunities.