Accounting softwares used in CANADA

Updated: Feb 5, 2021

Are you in search of a better and brighter accounting future in Canada?

Let's learn what accounting software knowledge is expected from you in Canada.

Knowledge of these accounting softwares can help a lot in your job search initially when you come to Canada with no Canadian experience or you are a College/University student starting your job search.

You will find that here a lot of companies use their customized softwares and the way to learn them is to gain work experience in such companies. All the accounting professionals, recent graduates and every person who comes to Canada with a desire to make an accounting career in CANADA would want to learn some basic but widely used accounting softwares in CANADA.

The major accounting softwares are:

  • Quickbooks

  • Sage 50 (Simply Accounting)

  • Xero

  • Microsoft Dynamics Great Plains

  • Wave

  • Zoho

  • Freshbooks

Other softwares used by big companies like Caseware and Case View are for the preparation of financials.

One can learn these softwares through:

  • Bridging programs or specific accounting software training programs offered at Newcomers' organisations

  • University courses for softwares training

  • Online courses both paid and free on Intuit (Free QuickBooks Proadvisor Training), Coursera, Udemy, LinkedIn Learning, edX, Lynda etc.

  • Applying for entry-level accounting jobs where you can learn while you work.

If you possess this along with overseas experience, it will help you in gaining an edge over other job seekers.

Even if you don't have these softwares knowledge, you just need to be smart enough to justify that in your cover letter. 🙂

Hope it helps!

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