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Cloud Accounting for Small Businesses and Charities

  • Time & Date:
    23/10/2018: 12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
    (Past Event)
  • Venue: BDO, Place du Pre, Rue du Pre, St Peter Port.
  • Price: £150 Per Person

Designed & provided by BDO. Hosted by Startup Guernsey and the Community Foundation.

Startup Guernsey and the Guernsey Community Foundation are pleased to present a series of new skills courses designed to help charities and small businesses build their skills and confidence to develop and expand their work. The Xero cloud accounting package is designed for non-accountants, making it very user-friendly for small organisations. Experts at BDO will teach new and beginner Xero users how to migrate accounts to, and get the most out of, Xero. The course assumes some prior basic knowledge of financial record keeping.

Course Overview

Participants will learn based on case studies to understand the benefits of cloud accounting, overall functionality, practical tips and methods. The course aims to increase your confidence in bookkeeping and accounting using the Xero cloud-based accounting package, improve your efficiency in managing your bookkeeping and increase transparency if you have multiple managers helping with banking, bookkeeping and accounts.

Who is the Course for?

The person in charge of managing the bookkeeping and bank accounts who is seeking to move to a cloud accounting package, and looking for a more efficient way to manage their finances. About BDO – BDO is one of the leading accounting firms in Guernsey, working closely with small, medium-sized and large local businesses. From audit, taxation and private planning to business advisory support BDO provide a joined up solution covering all aspects of financial management and growth.

Dates: Tuesday 9th & 16th, and 23rd October from 12pm to 1:45pm. The course will take place at BDO’s offices, Place du Pre, Rue du Pre, St Peter Port.

Price: £150pp.

COURSE OUTLINE

Session 1: “Xero Demo and Set up”
Tuesday 9th October 12pm-1:45pm

The first week will cover the basics of cloud accounting, an introduction and demonstration of the Xero cloud accounting platform, and setting up a sample company or charity to practice with. Homework tasks will be set between sessions, plus access to exclusive Facebook group & BDO for extra support.

Session 2: “Case study 1 (basic trading business)”
Tuesday 16th October 12pm-1:45pm

In the second session of the course, participants will get hands-on experience working with their first case study to go through the basic functionality and key sections used for a traditional trading business. Homework tasks will be set between sessions, plus access to exclusive Facebook group &
the course leader for extra support.

Session 3: “Case study 2 (all functionality)”
Tuesday 23rd October 12pm-1:45pm

In the third and final session of the course, there will be a second case study giving you the opportunity to complete an online project independently. Plus, BDO will demo some useful Xero add on partners that can enhance specific financial tasks, such as invoice processing. There will be no homework set in the final week, but the Facebook group will stay active for two weeks in order to finalise any queries and provide extra support.

How to Book

All small businesses and charities who wish to book a place on this courses should contact complete an ONLINE APPLICATION or email info@startup.gg. For further information isit http://www.startup.gg/events/cloud-accounting-for-small-businesses-and-charities/

The Community Foundation is offering charities a place at a discounted rate on a first come, first served basis. Charities should contact will@foundation.gg or call 748056.

Bookings should be received by 2nd October.

Time & Date: 23/10/2018: 12:00 pm - 1:45 pm (Past Event)
Venue: BDO, Place du Pre, Rue du Pre, St Peter Port.
Price: £150 Per Person

Contact the event organiser

Tel: +44 (0) 1481 710043
eMail: info@startup.gg
Web: www.startup.gg

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