FCF Achieves QuickBooks ProAdvisor Certification

July 8, 2019 2:46 pm Published by

We are delighted to announce that after passing the official training course, two members of the team at FCF, Steph and Tarah are now QuickBooks online certified ProAdvisors.

Find out more about this certification and what benefits it brings to our customers who use QuickBooks as their accounting software.

What Is QuickBooks?

QuickBooks is one of the most popular cloud-based accounting solutions for small businesses around the world, offering a range of features which are beneficial to both small businesses and SMEs including:

  • Tracking profitability.
  • Managing bills.
  • Tracking mileage.
  • Dealing with income and expenses.
  • Issuing invoices and payment reminders.
  • Paying employees.
  • Managing contractors.

Additionally, QuickBooks is Making Tax Digital (MTD) compliant software that has been approved by HMRC, something which is now essential as more and more businesses are required to report things including VAT records digitally.

What Is the ProAdvisor Certification?

The certification is given as part of the QuickBooks ProAdvisor Programme, an online training academy which is set up for professional accountants. Following an official training course, accountants are given the chance to take an exam and gain the certification.

What Are the Benefits of Becoming Certified?

At FCF, as QuickBooks is used by many of our clients and our team use it on a daily basis, we saw the added value of becoming certified ProAdvisors. As well as improving our own knowledge of the platform, this certification makes it easier for us to help and advise our clients.

As part of the programme, members are given access to a resource library filled with videos, guides and tips which can be used to support clients that use the platform. Additionally, our certification unlocks discounts on subscriptions and apps that our clients can use.

Is Cloud Accounting the Way Forward?

As with many industries, accountancy has slowly shifted towards cloud-based technologies, with payroll and accountancy software such as QuickBooks becoming a popular choice for businesses and accountants alike.

Cloud accounting technologies have come a long way in recent years and offer many benefits to businesses including ease of use, lower costs and more storage. However, there are drawbacks to cloud technologies that should be kept in mind when choosing the provider and service.

If you’re considering moving over to the cloud, take a look at our blog post on the advantages and drawbacks of cloud-based accounting.

Expert Accountancy Advice from FCF

If you are still trying to manage your business accounting on your own or are currently reliant on an accountant or accounting software that is not MTD compliant, we can help.

We are a team of experienced professionals offering a complete accountancy service for small businesses and SMEs including QuickBooks support. For more information, call us today on 0117 3790810 to book your free no obligation consultation.

Steph Roffey

Steph is a Chartered Accountant with many years’ experience working in audit compliance and general accountancy. She is a Fellow of the ICAEW and has extensive knowledge of accountancy and tax for the self employed.

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