Fellow of the ACCA, DBA, BA/ Educ,
A Practicing Accountant with many years Experience
I designed this course
30 Years Experience Teaching and Training Practical Accounting
Taught at High schools, City College Coventry, and Halifax University Birmingham
Published Author with several Accounts titles
Administrator at the Academy of Practical Accounts (APA), UK.
APA provides Practical Accounts Training to addresses the shortage of Training Facilities in the work environment, plus facilitating the Self Employed with Skills.
The newly qualified in Accounting are not able to deliver at work. The idea of learning at work is only accessible to a few. Many finalists are not offered jobs since employers require practical experience.
APA aims to narrow the gap between what is taught on many courses, and the skills required at work. There is a mismatch between graduates and the crucial skills desired by employers. Its difficult to justify the size of the gap in the 21st Century.
Modern procedures have been modified to save time, overcome weaknesses, adjust to tax report layouts, and are software Oriented.
Most courses deliver Accounting knowledge without the technical or practical skills required in the modern workplace. Many only scratch the Bookkeeping Function, which is the backbone of the Accounting Function. The Accounts File Preparation should be straight forward if the Bookkeeping is done properly from start. However, since Bookkeeping is often left in a mess, Final Accounts Preparation starts by Reviewing Bookkeeping, which is often complicated and stressful.
That is why we have opted for automating the Process, Saving time, and filling in the skills shortage. The task to perfect is the entry of Transactions in the software. And what is left is accessing, presenting, and explaining the Reports.