Calculators are synonymous with accountants. Considered the bean counters and number crunchers at the company or accounting firm, people tend to believe we are always armed with calculators in our back pocket (a fellow grad student of mine actually did carry one at all times). In some ways, this assumption is not far from the truth as our calculators can be our best friends, especially when you have to foot an entire 10-K that is over 100 pages long.
During my time as a CPA, I always had handy my TI-83 Plus, which had followed me around since high school. I enjoyed using it as an accountant because the display screen allowed me to see the previous numbers I had typed in. I found this handy when footing a long list of numbers.
However, I grew to learn that the most effective 10-key calculator for accountants is the Sharp QS2130 Commercial Desktop Calculator. With this bad boy, you can tabulate numbers at the speed of light. The larger buttons allow you to easily type in number after number without error. Further, the addition and subtraction buttons are huge and strategically placed next to the 10-key pad, which makes for quick calculations.
While working in the tax group at the Big 4 firm, I had a couple of co-workers who swore by this calculator and considered it to be their prize possession. Judging from the unanimous 5-star reviews on Amazon, you can understand why.
With practice, you can become a 10-key wiz with this deluxe calculator. Spreadsheets will be no match for you. So don’t hesitate any longer. Order this calculator immediately so that you can be the fastest 10-Key in your office.
Looking for a way to increase your 10-key speed? Open up the phone book or download the Annual Report from your favorite company and start adding up numbers. Focus on accuracy at first and then increase your speed as you become more familiar with the 10-key pad. You will be considered a master when you can do it without looking at the keys.