Since the economic downturn, there has been a push for many jobs that used to be done by multiple employees to be combined with other functions in order to streamline and optimize employee productivity while saving the company money on their payroll. For accounting jobs, many functions that were once considered to be part of the purchasing and operations department is now becoming more and more part of the daily accounts payable and receivable process. One such area of purchasing is MRP Software experience.
If you are one of the many people who have historically worked in the accounting field, you may have noticed as you apply for accounts payable or accounts receivable jobs that many companies are requiring some MRP Software experience. The accounting clerks have typically only been involved in the purchasing side of the business as the end point to acquisitions; paying the bill. But now, assisting with inventory and materials resource planning is becoming a standard part of the accounting clerk’s responsibilities.