Accounts Assistant Training Course

Accounts Assistant Training Course | Certification London


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**8 Software(240 Hours)


If you are good analytical skill, you are organised and you have an amazing sense of communication with a knack for numbers then you are a perfect candidate to start a career as an Accounts Assistant.

As an accounts assistant, you are a supporting between the bookkeepers and accountants. Your support is instrumental in providing administrative help by undertaking a range of tasks. You will assist with compiling trial balances, maintaining financial records, invoicing, processing tax returns and identifying, processing and computing journals. Your calculations are important in preparing company accounts, filing and many other tasks.

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Don’t panic if you don’t have any experience in doing accounts assistant tasks, we are here to help. We will train you on all the important concepts of trial balance adjustments. You will be dealing with accruals, prepayments, assets registers, depreciation journals and much more.

Course Description

Accounts Assistant training course provides you with all the important concepts and practical skills to apply and work as an Accounts Assistant or Finance Assistant. The contents cover everything from basic invoice recording and invoice generation, purchase, expenses, and sales receipts and working through VAT Return, VAT Reconciliations, uses of different VAT schemes and managing the year-end closings, different Payroll methodologies like setting up employees, processing payslips, maintaining statutory payments, submission of RTI and calculating deductions from pay that are learned in this payroll training course. We cover all the journals and trial balance adjustments in detail.

The use of different accounting software like SAGE, XERO, QuickBooks and MS Excel spreadsheets to record all these transactions and gain hands-on practical accounting training in a professional accountancy environment.

This course provides good working knowledge and practical experience on the different bookkeeping methodologies and practices essential to effectively record and store financial information on a daily basis. The course is designed to give you a thorough experience of Bookkeeping, Tax Returns, and Payroll accounting principles and you will be coached by our CPD Certified Accountancy professionals. Our unique approach of blending the important theoretical concepts and practical skills give you an enormous competitive advantage in your quest to get a job placement.

Accounts Assistant | Average Salary £26k to £28k

Suitable for

The course is suited for aspiring bookkeepers, and anyone who wants to start a career in accounting.

  • New entrants into accounting sector
  • Learners pursuing accounting qualification
  • Candidates with overseas experience.

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Accreditation & Certification You will Earn

Accountancy Practice
Xero Adviser Certificate

Making Tax Digital (MTD)

Making Tax Digital (MTD) is one of the government’s current desired plans to make it easier for individuals & businesses to get their taxes right by making it more effective, efficient and user-friendly for taxpayers to be putting accurate taxes. Many VAT-registered businesses with a taxable turnover above the VAT threshold of £85,000 are now required to use the Making Tax Digital service to keep records digitally and use software compatible with MTD to submit their VAT Returns. For this concept to be implemented, companies are keeping digital records and providing updates to HMRC to prevent these errors from occurring regularly. The government has also mentioned that businesses will be ...



Accounts Assistant Training course

You have option of learning any of the following Accounting Software's:

  • Sage 2017 v24
  • XERO
  • Quickbooks
  • Capium
  • Forbes
  • IRIS
  • Freshbooks
  • VT Software
  • Free Agent


Industries Covered

The training is provided with the relevant industries listed below:

  • Construction
  • Wholesale
  • Retail
  • Dental Clinics
  • Online Business
  • IT
  • Solicitor
  • Medical Surgeries
  • Architect & More

Accounts Assistant Training Content

*Using sage as an example, the course structure is as follows:

(The course structure is same for all the other softwares)

You will be trained to do the following :

Duties typically include:

  1. Processing and maintaining financial records with an aim to understand the workflow of financial data through nominal and subsidiary ledgers.
  2. Computing, identifying and processing journals.
  3. Dealing with accruals, prepayments, Assets registers, Depreciations and more.
  4. Preparing Account receivables, Accounts payables and KPI reports.
  5. Dealing with complex invoice that is not covered at the bookkeeping stage, approving and raising invoices and credit notes
  6. Processing company expenses
  7. Dealing with complete Payroll reports, analyzing the P32, P60 reports and adding their journals to compute the final trial balances.
  8. Credit control and debt chasing with concept of factoring and debtor reconciliation summery reports.
  9. Preparing accounts for internal review. Internal profit and loss accounts with commentary of important KPIs.
  10. The course content covers much more than what’s listed here, you can contact our training consultant to help you customize the plan according to your requirement.
  • Deeper knowledge and understanding of various VAT Scheme.
  • Updating and analysing of Cash, Standard, flat rate schemes in Software.
  • Understanding the various other policies related to VAT on goods from EU Countries.
  • Keeping a general record of the various matters related to Acquisition Tax.
  • Deeper Knowledge and better understanding of Intrastat Supplementary declarations
  • Updated Knowledge of Tax matters on goods purchased from non-EU countries, and how to process and apply for EORI.
  • Claiming relief on the goods returned outside EU.
  • Analysing and choosing the appropriate VAT quarters.
  • Keen Observation and analysis of all spreadsheets related to the transactions.
  • Proper analysis of VAT related to mixed transactions,identifying the zero rated, standard rated items and recording it and performing a reconciliation to calculate the VAT.
  • Introduction to various important VAT industry specific issues for Retail, IT, Construction industries.
  • Writing off bad debt and perform a VAT reclaim.
  • Guidelines and knowledge about how to perform VAT adjustments·
  • For better understanding on how to work on VAT regular workshop has being introduced.

Our trainees come from different academic backgrounds and it is important to collate all the information into a detailed workshop session to bring all the trainees at one page. The payroll workshop includes an introduction to all the HMRC forms, technical aspects, important dates, tax codes and year-end adjustments. It also includes a reference to HMRC website for more up to date knowledge.

  • Processing Wages and payments.
  • Dealing with Statutory pay.
  • Processing Starters and Leavers.
  • Real Time Information (RTI) processes.
  • Reports & Backups.
  • Voluntary deductions & Student Loans.
  • Payments due to HMRC.
  • Calculating the Cost of Wages.
  • E-submissions.

Skills You Will Gain

Control Accounts :

  • Accounts opening Balance Adjustments
  • Trial balance analysis & corrections
  • Month & Year end Adjustments
  • Depreciation, Wages Journals
  • Control Accounts
  • Clearing Suspense Account
  • Adjusted Trial balance
  • Aged debtor & Creditor analysis
  • Production of Year end Accounts

Management Accounts :

  • Management Accounting Profit & Loss
  • Management Accounting Balance Sheet
  • Costing Schedules
  • Cash Flow Projections
  • Management Accounting Report Pack
  • KPI Summary Reports

Payroll :

  • Employee Records
  • Payments and Deduction
  • Basic Pension Schemes
  • Pay Elements & Company Reports
  • Statutory Payments
  • Generating Payslips
  • FPS, EPS , RTI Submissions
  • Setting up Starters & Leavers
  • P32 and HMRC Submissions

Bookkeeping :

  • Sales Day Book
  • Purchase Day Book
  • Credit Notes
  • Debtor /Creditor Reconciliation
  • Petty Cash Reconciliation
  • VAT Calculation
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • VAT Adjustment
  • VAT Submission

Career Path

  • Bookkeeper
  • Financial Controller
  • Junior Accountant
  • Asst. Management Accountant
  • Accounts Assistant
  • Credit Controller
  • Finance Manager
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Budget Analyst
  • Payroll Administrator
  • Payroll Clerk
  • Assistant Controller

Work Placement Structure

After finishing your certification, you will be given a chance of guaranteed work placement at one of our offices or at our external client’s offices. The duration depends upon the training course you have opted with us.


  • Blended learning approach with revision based clients accessible from home to give you maximum support in learning.
  • Flexible one to one training sessions built around your availability, with option to choose days, timing and sessions.
  • Recruitment company helping you with job hunting after training.
  • Certification from certified Accounting firm.
  • Specialised one to one coaching sessions for CV, Interview preparation and Job hunting tips.
  • Installation of software in your laptops for practice from home.
  • Covering experience requirement for all major accounting bodies.
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