Chartered Management Accountants

Courses

Accountancy Training Courses

Move From Industry
into Practice

Manchester, Transition Course – 17th March
London, Transition Course – 23rd March
London, Transition Course – 24th March

This course is designed to assist in the transition into practice both in terms of Technical Tax knowledge and Practice Management Skills.
Among the Topics covered in this one day transition course include :

  • Registering as an independent practicing accountant with CIMA
  • Opening rules and basis years
  • Outline of how tax is calculated and self assessment works
  • Capital allowances/losses
  • Directors loan accounts
  • Review of tax allowable expenses
  • When is a dividend legal and illegal
  • Areas that often cause problems, such as Home Office expenses
  • Wages to spouse, car expenses, the Construction Industry Scheme
  • What to do when you get a client
  • Pricing structure: how to price your product, rule of thumb guidelines
  • How to market your business, including demonstrations of alternative databases
  • Software: a review of the different types of reporting and tax software available on the market
  • Software: a review of the different types of reporting and tax software available on the market

Become a Contractor

London, Contractors Course – 22nd March

This course is specifically designed to assist those looking to become an Accounting Contractor.

  • Registering as an independent contractor with CIMA
  • Understanding the IR35 rules and where you might stand in relation to these
  • What your are duties as a director, including overdrawn directors loan accounts
  • Whether it is better to take a salary or dividend
  • Rules on taking a dividend legally
  • Rules on interim dividends
  • Rate of tax on dividends
  • Whether you should consider making your spouse a shareholder
  • Review of relevant case law
  • Doing your own bookkeeping and accounts
  • What costs can you claim
  • Whether you should take advantage of flat rate VAT scheme
  • Advertising/finding contracts

The course is jointly owned and presented by Fiona Jones ACMA, CTA, AAT and Stuart Ferguson ACMA.

Edinburgh Office:

Phone: 0131 220 8213
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1 St Colme St
Edinburgh
EH3 6AA
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info@stuartfergusonaccountants.co.uk

Stirling Office:

Phone: 01786 431766
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Forsyth House
Lomond Court
Castle Business Park
Stirling
FK9 4TU

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info@stuartfergusonaccountants.co.uk

Falkirk Office:

Phone: 01324 632500
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Office 10,
16 Melville Street
Falkirk
FK1 1 HZ
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info@stuartfergusonaccountants.co.uk