The Impact of E - Accounting in Modern Businesses

  • Susan Peter Teru Department of Accountancy, Taraba State University, Jalingo, Nigeria
  • Innocent Felix Idoko Department of Business Administration, Taraba State University, Jalingo, Nigeria
  • Lukman Bello Department of Accountancy, Taraba State University, Jalingo, Nigeria
Keywords: Accounting, E- Accounting, Information, System, Technology.


There has been constant growth and development in information technology which had brought the digital revolution in our daily economic, social and cultural fields. This technological development changed the methods and ways of carrying out tasks within the scope of accounting transactions and activities through the use of electronic media. One of the digital applications produced on this issue is E- accounting.  E- accounting is a new development in the field of accounting adopted at the international level. E- accounting stands for electronic accounting with the characteristics of high speed, accuracy and with an immediate result. Accordingly, source documents and accounting records exist in a digital form instead of on paper in an electronic accounting system.  It helps businesses keep their financial data and accounting software in a safe, secure environment allowing real-time access to authorized users irrespective of their location or computing platforms. This paper sheds light on the impact of e-accounting in the modern business, the concept of E- accounting, benefits, and problems of e- accounting. The main source of data used for this paper is the secondary data from the review of related literature basically to create a theoretical background for the study. It was found from the studies that many organizations fail in the business, not because of poor quality of material, not the availability of trained staff, management problems, but the main reason is the accounting practices adopted by the businesses. Therefore, there is a need for businesses to adopt e -accounting practices as a replacement for traditional practices.


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How to Cite
Teru, S. P., Idoko, I. F., & Bello, L. (2019). The Impact of E - Accounting in Modern Businesses. International Journal of Accounting & Finance Review, 4(2), 1-4.
Regular Research Article/ Short Communication Article