Why don’t keyboard operators know their home keys?

Typing Skills is the number one skill so many of us in small business could do with. Yet so many keyboard operators have no idea what ‘home keys‘ are.

When asked the question “Can you type, do you know your home keys?” the response is often: “Don’t you worry about it” which translates to “no” or complete confusion about the question asked, thinking of course I can type… anyone can press keys on a keyboard, but the real skill of typing is to know your home keys. To type without looking at the keyboard as this is where accurate accounting starts, and the time taken to do your bookwork is reduced.

Bookkeeping skills and strong keyboard skills, with knowledge of ‘home keys’ are essential requirements of all workers within our company. If a bookkeeper has learnt the skill of typing, it helps speed up the bookkeeping service and ensures the accuracy of accounts. Every single cent we account for needs to be 100% accurate.

If your accounting staff do not have the skill of typing by knowing their home keys, hopefully, they are prepared to learn to type.

What are Home Keys?

Home keys are where your fingers sit on the keyboard so you can type while looking at the computer screen, and not the keyboard.

From this part of the keyboard, the fingers can reach the other keys quickly. Your fingers sit over these keys, being your fingers home and centring back to the home keys while quickly moving back and forth to the other keys.

What are the keyboard home keys?

Left hand: ASDF

Right-hand JKL;

What is a Numerical Pad? The numerical pad on a keyboard is a small business tool that should be purchased when buying a computer to process your accounting. It has all the numbers on it. When you learn to type on the numerical pad, use your home keys which are above. It is so much easier to quickly punch the numbers in using the side numerical keyboard pad than the top row of keys.

For those of you who cannot type, and are willing to go the extra mile to be a great bookkeeper, click the above link to ‘Learn To Type – Typing Tests.’ This Typing skills test is not only fun as you race a race car or boat but educational as well.

If you’re looking for someone to manage your financial accounts, precision and expertise are crucial. At My Great Bookkeeper Pty Ltd, we offer more than just basic bookkeeping skills. Our team is made up of skilled typists who not only understand the complexities of financial data but also have mastery of their typing skills. This ensures swift and accurate data entry.

When you choose to hire My Great Bookkeeper Pty Ltd, you can rest assured that you are entrusting your accounts to experts who prioritise accuracy and precision. Our skilled professionals are committed to maintaining your financial records meticulously, ensuring that every keystroke is error-free. We possess an excellent grasp of typing fundamentals, which allows us to expedite the data input process without compromising on quality. This enables us to provide you with up-to-date and accurate financial records at all times.

In addition, our excellent typing skills enable us to efficiently navigate through your accounts, swiftly identifying any errors and correcting them promptly. Our focus on detail and commitment to accuracy ensures that your financial records are consistently reliable, providing you with the confidence to make informed decisions.

When you choose My Great Bookkeeper Pty Ltd, you’re not just getting skilled typists – you’re getting dedicated professionals who are committed to keeping your accounts accurate and dependable. You can trust us to handle your financial matters with the precision they deserve and experience the peace of mind that comes with knowing your financial records are in capable hands.