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Bookkeeping & VAT Return Practical Training


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*1 Software(30 Hours)
**5 Software(109 Hours)


What bookkeeping processes would you like to be trained on?

Welcome on board – you’ve taken the first important step towards your new career in the accounting and bookkeeping field! Rest assure it is a lifelong career, and it is a very rewarding profession. The future’s looking bright: Check industry averages and statistics. Let’s get started– Our consultants will make sure you choose the right course. One thing they’ve all got in common? Future Connect Training courses are designed and delivered so you end up with real world knowledge and skills. We will bridge the gap between theory and practice. This is a unique combination and will get you in to your desired accounting job.

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We start with learning the essential and most useful skills and concepts of bookkeeping and VAT.

To start with we will be giving you all the important legislative knowledge about HMRC Rules and regulations about VAT and Making Tax Digital (MTD). You will gain practical skills in various industries like IT, Retail, Construction, Wholesale businesses and many other businesses. The training will give you understanding of the fundamental principles that underpin bookkeeping and accounting. You will learn the time-honoured rules of double-entry bookkeeping and also how to prepare an unadjusted trial balance .

Try our Accounts Assistant and Final Accounts trainings for more skills and job opportunities.

Accounting and Bookkeeping Courses by Future Connect Training

Practical Training with a difference to make sure you excel in your job and there are no barriers or lack of skills hindering your progression into accounting job market.

We have developed a unique combination of

  1. Knowledge part – The theory behind the rules and legislation
  2. Practical training on actual client files and real documents
  3. Understanding and awareness of latest HMRC rules and submission legislations
  4. Interview preparation and skills update.

How to Sign in to your VAT online account
  • How to Stay up to date with HMRC rulings and changes

  • How to complete your VAT Return and submission deadlines

  • Dealing with Goods coming from non-EU countries

  • Dealing with Goods coming from EU countries

  • VAT guide (VAT Notice 700)
  • Who should register for VAT (VAT Notice 700/1)
  • Group and divisional registration (VAT Notice 700/2)
  • Business promotions (VAT Notice 700/7)
  • Disclosure of VAT avoidance schemes (VAT Notice 700/8)
  • Transfer a business as a going concern (VAT Notice 700/9)
  • VAT Notice 700/11: cancelling your registration
  • How to fill in and submit your VAT Return (VAT Notice 700/12)
  • Relief from VAT on bad debts (VAT Notice 700/18)
  • Record keeping (VAT Notice 700/21)
  • How VAT applies to taxis and private hire cars (VAT Notice 700/25)
  • Late VAT registration penalty (VAT Notice 700/41)
  • Misdeclaration and repeat misdeclaration penalties (VAT Notice 700/42)
  • How to correct VAT errors and make adjustments or claims (VAT Notice 700/45)
  • Agricultural Flat Rate Scheme (VAT Notice 700/46)
  • Insolvency (VAT Notice 700/56)
  • Self-billing (VAT Notice 700/62)
  • Motoring expenses (VAT Notice 700/64)
  • How VAT affects charities (VAT Notice 701/1)
  • Reliefs from VAT for disabled and older people (VAT Notice 701/7)
  • Zero rating books and printed matter (VAT Notice 701/10)
  • Food products (VAT Notice 701/14)
  • Fuel and power (VAT Notice 701/19)
  • Gold acquisitions, imports and investments (VAT Notice 701/21)
  • Betting, gaming and lotteries (VAT Notice 701/29)
  • Education and vocational training (VAT Notice 701/30)
  • Burial, cremation and commemoration of the dead (VAT Notice 701/32)
  • Health professionals and pharmaceutical products (VAT Notice 701/57)
  • Imports (VAT Notice 702)
  • Capital Goods Scheme (VAT Notice 706/2)
  • Catering, takeaway food (VAT Notice 709/1)
  • Tour Operators Margin Scheme (VAT Notice 709/5)
  • Travel agents (VAT Notice 709/6)
  • Young children’s clothing and footwear (VAT Notice 714)
  • The Margin and Global Accounting Scheme (VAT Notice 718)
  • The Margin Scheme on second-hand cars and other vehicles (VAT Notice 718/1)
  • Retail schemes (VAT Notice 727)
  • Bespoke VAT retail schemes (VAT Notice 727/2)
  • Point of Sale Retail Scheme (VAT Notice 727/3)
  • How to use the VAT retail Apportionment Scheme (VAT Notice 727/4)
  • Cash Accounting Scheme (VAT Notice 731)
  • Annual accounting (VAT Notice 732)
  • VAT Notice 733: Flat Rate Scheme for small businesses
  • Domestic reverse charge procedure (VAT Notice 735)
  • Place of supply of services (VAT Notice 741A)
  • Import VAT on parcels you sell to UK buyers (VAT notice 1003)
  • Registration, deregistration, change of details, transfer of VAT number, insolvency
  • VAT Returns, payments and corrections
  • International trade and excise
  • International visits and VAT refunds
  • VAT accounting schemes
  • Forms for individuals, local authorities and other non-business customers
  • VAT for motor dealers

You will have a choice of different accounting software. We will train you on various industries like Retail, Construction, Wholesale , Solicitors, Service sector and many more.

The Scope of Bookkeeping Software Training
  • Having a detailed understanding of Interface and different options, a complete guide will be given to understand how the software work and all the reports you can generate from this.
  • Setting up the client’s company.
  • Understanding the impact of various legal entities on Chart of accounts of different accounting software
  • Understanding the difference between Sage, Xero, Quickbooks database and chart of account structure
  • Dealing with Account, VAT and Nominal ledger codes – getting a detailed know-how of nominal ledger differences in Sage, Xero, Quickbooks and other software
  • Setting up the customer accounts with discount, settlement and payment terms.
  • Setting up the invoicing structure, VAT and discount structure in the software.
  • Dealing with debtor management and understating the double-entry behind the accounting software nominal code structure
  • Creating supplier accounts and dealing with the account payables and supplier statement reconciliations
  • Understanding the bank reconciliation processes, part payments, late payment submissions.
  • Dealing with the impact of different vat schemes on banking transactions
  • HMRC Inspections, rules and adjustments regarding the VAT
  • VAT submission, MTD impact, dealing with deadlines
  • Post vat submission report analysis
  • Post vat submission adjustments
  • Dealing with VAT Journals and transfers.
  • EC Sales and intrastat returns – submission deadlines and legislations
  • CIS – Construction industry scheme
  • VAT reclaims and notices.
  • How to complete your VAT Return to account for import VAT in a no-deal Brexit situation
  • How to report your EU sales for VAT, dealing with EC Sales and Intrastat returns
  • Technical issues around VAT Payment for selling Pay VAT when you selling digital services to EU customers after Brexit.
Bookkeeping & VAT | Average Salary £18k to £22k

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 ...



VAT and Bookkeeping 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

Bookkeeping Training

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

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

  • Makes you to learn and identify the needs of the company. Implement the discussion on template.
  • Its Software is being configured and based on identified company needs.

The Module has been customised and set up according to the following:

  1. Arrangement of accessible rights to users
  2. Arrangement of Bank, cash and credit card accounts
  3. Arrangement of Customer and supplier records
  4. Arrangement of Departments
  • You learn how to use default settings that results in determining the data the way it is being displayed in SAGE 50
  • Changing the system date & accounting periods
  • SAGE 50 makes it easier to work as it divides the whole fiscal year into a number of accounting periods.
  • You learn how to identify and choose the correct accounting period and know how to modify the system date in SAGE 50.

You will also have a

  • Deeper understanding of subsidiary and general ledger, setting up the chart of accounts
  • Arrangement of the Customer, Supplier and Tax codes
  • Arrangement of the software for company use by entering opening balances for nominal, customer and supplier accounts
  • Analysing supplier invoices, credit notes and post supplier payments
  • Analysing supplier account activity
  • Computing reconciliation of supplier account activity.
  • Recording supplier invoices & carrying out aged creditor analysis
  • Designing various Daybook reports for the Supplier activity
  • Organizing the purchase budgets and payment runs via Supplier reports
  • Modify and revise the supplier account details
  • Arrangement and processing of recurring transactions
  • Generating and updating invoices, purchase orders, quotes and credit notes for customers.
  • Computing customer invoices.
  • Extracting the reconciliation of customer account activity.
  • Recording customer receipts & carrying out the aged debtor analysis.
  • Designing various Daybook reports for the Customer activity
  • Organizing the cash flow and working capital based on generated reports
  • Modify and revise the customer account details
  • Arrangement and process recurring transactions
  • Organizing the credit control, including statements and overdue letters
  • Analyse various bank accounts.
  • Performing on numerous petty cash transactions
  • Accessing the petty cash reconciliation
  • Recording the bank transactions
  • Rectification, identification and correction of errors while computing
  • Analysing and keeping the data safe by using various backups
  • Understanding various options available to manage the overall bookkeeping
  • Keeping an eye on the transactions and generating audit trails
  • How to record and process General Trail balance and financial statements
  • 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 the work on VAT regular workshop has being introduced.

Bookkeeping training can be integrated with our Bookkeeping and Payroll and Accounts Assistant Training

This course is part of Future Connect Training and Recruitment Ltd 's Practical Accountancy Training with Guaranteed Placement option

Skills You Will Gain

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

Career Path

  • Sales Ledger Clerk
  • Purchase Ledger Clerk
  • Bookkeeper
  • VAT Manger
  • Billing Clerk
  • Credit Controller
  • Account Receivable Clerk
  • Trainee Bookkeeper
  • Account Payable Clerk
  • VAT Administrator
  • Cash Controller

Work Placement Structure

After finishing your training, you will be given a chance of guaranteed work placement at our offices or at our external client’s offices. The duration is dependent 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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