Deliverable: The essay for this lesson is required to be a minimum of 750 words that clearly demonstrate your understanding of the activity. Essays should have a clear introduction, thesis statement, and conclusion, written in APA format (https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/). A minimum of three sources, at least two from the lesson, must be cited in-text and in the Reference list.
Perform the following steps:
Step 1: Introduction
Begin with an introductory paragraph that describes how accounting software can be used to track business finances and contribute to the quality of record-keeping management.
Step 2: Research and Content
In addition to your review of the lesson content materials, research the internet, and identify three accounting software packages that you would consider for a small business.
Explain what must be taken into consideration when selecting small business accounting software. And, state why the quality of record-keeping is so important in track business finances for accurate record keeping.
Highlight the key discoveries of your accounting software research: Compare and contrast the three-software accounting software you have selected with a focus on record management. Then, discuss the advantages and disadvantages that each accounting software package may present.
Document if the accounting software packages selected can or cannot be used as a strategic business management tool (historical data, reporting, forecasting, etc.)
Conclude with a statement about how accounting software can be leveraged as an effective strategic business management tool.
Step 3: Write your essay
Write your essay to address all the questions above.
Use these writing guidelines:
Include a cover page and references in addition to your required word count.
Use correct APA format
Use size 12 Times New Roman
Use section headings to organize
Include in-text citations
Use correct spelling, grammar, sentence structure and verb tense