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Accounting Software Training

Accounting software has developed at a fast pace over recent years and options open to businesses now include software accessed via the computer hard drive and also ‘in the cloud’ internet based solutions.

Accounting software is a tool used by businesses to track financial statements, cash flow, invoicing, bank accounts, and purchase orders.

After HMRC introduced Making Tax Digital in April 2019, it’s more important than ever for businesses to consider accounting software. 

Most accounting packages offer a core package that includes the following accounting features: General Ledger, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Payroll Services, Financial Reports, Spending Statistics. These systems occasionally come with specialised functionality for particular business sizes, the self-employed or freelancers, small businesses, or enterprises.

Which Accounting Software is Right for my Business?

There are many popular accounting solutions on the market, and it can be hard to know what distinguishes one accounting software product from another and which is right for you.

We can advise you on what will be the most effective solution for your business by taking information about your business needs, be it the implementation of a new system, or maximising the usefulness of your current package to make your accounting tasks and bookkeeping easier to manage.

We can also provide training on all aspects, either in in your own working environment or you can visit us for specific training. You will be learning how to effectively use the package chosen, maximising the use of the tools needed for your business.

As we are members of the Sage Accountants Partnership programme, Royston Parkin have access to additional support.

We also support and provide training on Xero, Intuit Quickbooks, IRIS OpenBooks and FreeAgent, which are widely used online accounting systems.


How Does Accounting Software Work?

Once your business bank accounts and credit cards are synced with the accounting software, transactions will appear in a queue and can be classified into the categories found on the business’ chart of accounts.

Additionally, many accounting software allows third-party application integrations. For example, if you use a point of sale (POS) system to capture sales transactions, the POS system could potentially integrate with it to record specific transactions, sales tax liabilities, sales by subcategories, and more.


Accountancy Software FAQ’s

Will Accountancy Software work on my Mac?

Modern accountancy packages tend to be cloud accounting software, so they should work fine whether you use a Mac or PC.

How Much Does Accountancy Software Cost?

It varies greatly in terms of features and functions, so the cost varies, too.

Accounting software is generally much cheaper than an accountant and more accurate than keeping track of your records by hand. Providing you enter the information, it can help you with credit control, balance sheet, vat, accounting transactions, bookkeeping and payroll.

If you want to save money on your taxes, track your expenses, and properly fill out tax forms to avoid audits, then accounting software is definitely worth the cost. 

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