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Accountancy Work Experience using Sage 50 , QuickBooks , Excel and Payroll

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£224 - £378 inc VAT
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Hagley Road
West Midlands
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69-77 High Street Croydon
Robert Street
United Kingdom
London Road
South East London
United Kingdom


This is a unique training program, suitable for all candidates seeking a career in accounting.

In this program, we give you the option to choose and build your own training program. You decide which software you want to learn, the duration of the entire course and also the days you want to come in for the training.

The training is delivered one to one. You have dedicated tutor support from a qualified accountant. They help you to build up your skills and knowledge through real documents and presentations. You are given course notes and real scenarios throughout your training program.

We do understand that there is a gap in the theoretical knowledge and actual work you have to do in your job role.

That is why the employers are seeking employees with practical experience, who have worked on real documents and invoices.

We will help you in bridging the gap by giving you practical work experience on real client files from industry sectors e.g. Construction, IT, Education, Clothing, Manufacturing and many more.

Price Advertised is Per Software

  1. Train now-Pay later options available (Applicable on the full program)
  2. Flexible Payment Options Available (Applicable on the full program)

Discounted offer depends on course content, delivery method, and number of software covered

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If you are a recent graduate or just started your studies towards accountancy, you will feel the gap that exists between the theoretical knowledge and practical skills.

Bookkeeping, VAT & HMRC Reporting (Sage 50, QuickBooks and Xero)

  • Setting up companies using various VAT schemes, i.e Standard VAT Scheme, Cash Accounting Scheme, Flat Rate Scheme, Marginal VAT Scheme
  • Choosing the chart of accounts that suits the firm's needs and its customisation
  • Understanding how double entry is applied in accounting software and how to customise the nominal ledger and nominal codes
  • Setting up customers’ accounts and processing sales invoices
  • Setting up suppliers accounts and processing purchase invoices
  • Generating customer/supplier invoice reports
  • Generating customer/supplier statements
  • Generating aged debtors and aged creditors reports
  • Understanding CIS deductions and processing invoice containing CIS element
  • Understanding reverse charge and processing invoice containing reverse charge element
  • Identifying errors and performing error corrections
  • Allocating cash payments and receipts
  • Reconciling the VAT return
  • Submitting the VAT return to HMRC
  • Dealing with HMRC queries
  • VAT registration and deregistration process
  • Rules regarding Cash VAT and Flat Rate VAT scheme
  • Deeper understanding of Standard VAT Scheme, Cash Accounting Scheme, Flat Rate Scheme, Marginal VAT Scheme and VAT Retail Scheme
  • VAT deadlines and penalties

Accounts Assistant Practical Training (Sage 50, QuickBooks and Xero)

  • Treatment of opening balances
  • Foreign currency invoices
  • Treatment of different types of discounts on invoices
  • Reconciliation of debtors and creditors control accounts
  • Generating aged debtors and aged creditors reports for credit control purposes
  • Reconciliation of VAT, PAYE and Wages control accounts
  • Posting month end adjustments and journals
  • Understanding accruals and processing the journal entry
  • Understanding prepayments and processing the journal entry
  • Maintaining fixed asset register of the organisation
  • Writing off fixed assets
  • Calculating depreciation using different methods
  • Understanding gains and losses on disposals of assets
  • Suspense account reconciliation
  • Director’s loan account
  • Loan amortisation account
  • Treatment of dividends
  • Preparing VAT using Standard VAT Scheme, Cash Accounting Scheme, Flat Rate Scheme, Marginal VAT Scheme
  • Preparing closing entries
  • Preparing the Final Trial Balance
  • Monthly management accounts
  • Running the year end procedures in Sage 50 Accounts to close the financial year and start a new financial year

Payroll Processing and HMRC Reporting (Sage Payroll 50)

  • Understanding UK legislation relating to Payroll
  • Registering as an employer
  • Understanding Pay as you earn (PAYE) system
  • NIC classes and rate
  • Income tax bands and rates
  • Adding employees into payroll software
  • Creating pay elements
  • Understanding year to date values
  • Processing payments for employees
  • Generating payslips
  • Generating pre-update reports
  • Departments and employee analysis
  • Calculating and Processing statutory payments
  • Calculating and paying statutory sick pay (SSP)
  • Calculating and paying statutory maternity pay (SMP)
  • Calculating and paying statutory paternity pay (SPP)
  • Recording absences
  • Updating the payroll records with leavers and joiners
  • Payment by BACS
  • Yearend procedures
  • Printing and Issuing pay slips to employees

Final Accounts Preparation - Sage Accounts Production Advanced (SAPA)

  • Initial Trail Balance and completing the final control accounts.
  • Posting client and initial trail balance on Accounts Production packages
  • Navigating your way around the Software
  • Creating a client and amending the client database
  • Posting of clients data, including current year and comparative data
  • Working paper reports including lead schedules, trial balance, general ledger and audit trail
  • Working efficiently with documents and posting of data, including "Copy Document"
  • Entering "Disclosure data"; As per FRS 102 and other relevant standards
  • Working with ROP's. Report Pads and Headings
  • Report Pad formatting - producing enhanced notes and reports
  • Producing draft and final financial statements
  • Completing and understanding the compliance as per company's house
  • Year-end process
  • Making Abbreviated accounts of the company
  • Finalizing the accounts and making the final file of the company for partner review
  • Learning how to do filing and making indexes of the company final accounts file

Corporation Tax Returns CT600

  • Understanding Corporation Tax
  • Setting up for corporation tax
  • Rates and reliefs
  • Working out TTP’s
  • Adjusting the profit figures
  • Allowable and disallowed for tax purposes
  • Treatment of qualifying charitable donations
  • Understanding and calculating Capital Allowances
  • Various pools for CA calculations
  • Trading profits basis period
  • Long period of accounts
  • Filling in CT600 form
  • Paying corporation tax and filing company tax returns
  • Deadlines for paying and filing corporation tax returns

Self-Assessment Tax Returns

  • Sources of income under Self-Assessment (SA)
  • Relief under SA
  • Payments Concept Under SA
  • National Insurance under SA
  • How to calculate tax liability and tax due
  • The personal tax return (SA100)
  • Supplementary Returns
  • Employment Income (SA102)
  • Self-Employment (SA103)
  • Property (SA105)

Management Accounting with Budgeting & Forecasting


  • Smoothing Techniques
  • Trend Analysis
  • Regression Analysis
  • Expected Values
  • Evaluating Forecasting Techniques

Departmental Analysis

  • Creating departments in Sage
  • Allocation of Invoices(Costs) to Departments
  • Generation of Departmental Profit and Loss
  • Generation of Departmental Balance sheet
  • Departmental Expense Analysis

Project Analysis

  • Creating Projects in Sage
  • Defining Resources in Sage
  • Allocation of Invoices to Projects
  • Project Profitability Analysis
  • Project Cost Analysis

Product Costing

  • Creating Raw Material
  • Creating Finished Products
  • Bill of Materials To Finished Products
  • Stock Movement Within an Organization
  • Product Costing and Pricing
  • Purchasing Trends


  • Project Report
  • Product Report
  • Departmental Report
  • Company Performance Report

Choose the location :

After selecting the Software and Scope of your training , you can choose the location,

1) Park Royal

2) Croydon


Who is this course for?

  • AAT /ACCA/ICB/IAB Students
  • Students studying towards Accounting degree
  • Recent graduates in accounting
  • Employees want to move on to next level of job role.


Must be willing to learn and dedicated towards building a career in accountancy. Work Placement is Guaranteed only if you choose any of our structured program.

Career path

Depending upon the scope of training you choose, you can confidently apply for following job roles:

  • Bookkeeper, Sales ledger clerk, Purchase ledger clerk and payroll administrators.
  • Accountants assistant, accounts manager, financial controller or financial analyst.
  • Accountant , Senior Accountant, Accounts Manager

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