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Accounts Assistant Training Practical Training on Sage 50, QuickBooks and Xero

Accounts Assistant Training

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£179 inc VAT (was £358)
Offer ends 13 August 2022
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Study method
Online with live classes
166 hours, Part-time
No formal qualification
132 CPD hours / points
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Digital certificate included in price

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Accounts Assistant Practical Accountancy Training on Sage 50, QuickBooks, and Xero with Qualified Accountants

Accounts Assistant Training is designed to equip you with the skills that you need to secure job as an Accounts Assistant. Upon completion of Accounts Assistant Training you will have a good understanding of the financial process from purchase and sales Ledger to extended trial balance. Training is provided on a one to one basis. You will be using various accounting software during the training e.g. Sage 50, QuickBooks, Xero and Excel. Accounts Assistant Training duration and price depends on the contents and number of software chosen by the candidate. At the end of this training program you will be provided with a guaranteed work experience.

Accounts Assistant Training covers all the areas of Bookkeeping, VAT, HMRC Submissions, Journals & Adjustments and Management Accounts.

We are official partners with Sage, QuickBooks and Xero and all our trainees get official Sage, QuickBooks and Xero certifications upon completion of Accounts Assistant training.

We do offer Train now & Pay Later @ 0% APR

Prices advertised are per software and will vary depending upon the number of software chosen and training content covered.

50% Discount is only applicable when bought as a full package of 5 software.


132 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Certification Service

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We have carefully designed Accounts Assistant training program to cover all the the skills required by employers for Accounts Assistant positions. Accounts Assistant Training will be delivered on Sage 50, QuickBooks, Excel, Xero and Sage Payroll by our qualified chartered accountants.

Bookkeeping, VAT and HMRC Submissions (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 and its customisation
  • Understanding how double entry is applied in accounting software
  • How to customise the nominal ledger and nominal codes
  • Maintaining sales ledgers of businesses
  • Maintaining purchase ledgers of businesses
  • Setting up customers’ accounts
  • Processing customers invoices and credit notes
  • Setting up suppliers accounts
  • Processing suppliers invoices and credit notes
  • Generating reports customer/supplier invoices,
  • Generating customers and suppliers statements and reconciling them
  • Generating aged debtors and aged creditors reports for credit control purposes
  • Identifying errors and performing error corrections
  • Allocating cash payments and receipts
  • Allocating bank payments and receipts
  • Allocating supplier payments and customer receipts against right invoices
  • Performing bank reconciliation
  • Performing petty cash reconciliation
  • Preparing the VAT return
  • Reconciling the VAT return
  • Submitting the VAT return to HMRC
  • Dealing with HMRC queries
  • VAT registration and deregistration process
  • Understanding VAT period and Tax point
  • 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

Payroll and HMRC Reports (Sage Payroll 50)

  • Program and payroll basics
  • Backing up and restoring data
  • Company settings
  • 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
  • Real time information (RTI) reports
  • Full payment submission (FPS)
  • Employer payment summary (EPS)
  • Submitting PAYE to HMRC
  • Issuing P45 to employees when they leave
  • Issuing P60’s to employees at the end of each tax year

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 ?nancial year and start a new ?nancial year

Advanced Excel Training

  • Summing Techniques
  • IF, Cell References, Formula Linking etc
  • New Formulas of Excel 2007 Sumifs, Countifs, Iferror
  • Database Formulas
  • Subtotal (Formulae & Procedure)
  • Tables
  • Macros
  • Look up References (Vlookup, Hlookup etc)
  • Data Validation
  • Conditional Formatting
  • Date & Time Formulas
  • Charts & Graphs
  • Protection & Security
  • Goal Seek
  • Groupings
  • Pivot Table
  • Pivot Table Charts
  • Hyperlinks
  • Scenario
  • H-Look ups
  • V-Lookups


  • ACCA Approved at Gold level
  • AAT Approved and promoted training provider
  • Practical Accountancy Training Endorsed by the Institute of Financial Accountants
  • Firm of Chartered Certified Accountants & Registered Auditors
  • Authorised and Regulated by Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)
  • Online Training sessions with Qualified Accountants
  • 100% Practical training
  • 100% Flexible - You choose day & time of your own choice
  • Official Sage, QuickBooks and Xero Certifications
  • Professional CV and Interview Preparation
  • Professional reference to employers
  • Support with PER for ACCA / AAT / CIMA

We are experts in preparing the candidates for any level of accountancy Jobs. Our strong links with the top employers makes it easier for us to place our candidates in to Jobs straight after the accounts assistant training. In 2021 we successfully placed 1037 candidates in accountancy jobs. You could be the next one.

Who is this course for?

Accounts Assistant Training is ideal for

  • Those who have no prior experience or qualification in accountancy
  • Candidates currently studying ACCA, AAT, FIA, CIMA, CIPFA or other accountancy and payroll qualifications but have no practical accountancy and payroll experience
  • Candidates with overseas accounting and payroll experience but not within the UK
  • Candidates new to Computerised accounting and payroll
  • Candidates new to accounting and payroll, looking forward to maintaining their own accounts and payroll records to reduce their costs


Accounts Assistant Training has no prerequisites but the candidate must be a keen and quick learner.

Career path

After completing Accounts Assistant Training you can apply for jobs such as Accounts Assistant. Accounts Payable / Receivables. Credit Controller.

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Optional extras

Digital certificate

Certificate of completion is included in course price


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CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on Reed Courses, many of which can be completed online.

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A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

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An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.