Certificate IV in Financial Services (Bookkeeping) Course
Tax Agents Services Bill impact on Bookkeeping
Finally the Australian Parliament is to consider a piece of legislation that for the first time appropriately recognises the contribution and value of contract bookkeepers. It is estimated that 500,000 small businesses use contract bookkeepers in some form to assist with their record processing, their payroll, their keeping of the books, the review and preparation of the BAS and their preparation of information for accountants year end and income tax requirements.
An important Information session was recently held for bookkeepers at the AMC Training Centre in Phillip. This was the first of a series run by the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB) as part of ICB’s national tour educating bookkeepers around Australia.
The AMC Training Centre, now a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) has the skill and ability to provide the qualifications required for bookkeepers to register under the new requirements. It is proposed a Certificate IV in Financial Services (Bookkeeping) is to be the minimum requirement for those registering under the new ‘BAS Agent’ status. AMC are well placed to offer such training having provided a range of training for bookkeepers and accountants over the past 18 years in the topics required including BAS and IAS reporting and using computerised accounting systems. AMC have been recognised during this time with a number of awards identifying their commitment to training and the bookkeeping profession, including the Adult Learners Week award in 2007 for their ’Educating Bookkeepers’ program.
The Certificate IV in Financial Services (Bookkeeping) is a comprehensive course for bookkeepers wanting to pursue their career as a professional bookkeeper, working in the industry offering contract services - employed or running their own bookkeeping business. This is a nationally accredited course, delivered locally by AMC in their state of the art Training Centre in Phillip.
"Finally there will be recognition in law of part of the bookkeeper community with the creation of the ‘Registered BAS Agent’” commented Matthew Addison, from ICB at the event at the AMC Training Centre.
The AMC Training Centre is based in the centre of Phillip and provides training not only for business but a wide range of government departments and agencies. AMC is pleased to be delivering a course that will give bookkeepers the recognition they deserve but also the training required under the new Tax Agents Services bill. AMC’s range of courses also include MYOB & Quickbooks accounting software and the Microsoft Office suite, such as Excel, Project, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint & Access with their aim to make you more proficient and efficient.
‘AMC are well placed with their extensive range of skills and expertise to take on the role of a key training provider to skill up and recognise the bookkeeping profession which up until now has been a significantly undervalued group, so this qualification should now give bookkeepers the recognition they deserve ’ said Pam Chilman, from AMC.