Accountants Studio focuses on providing an e-learning solution for accountancy firms for the training of new accounting staff. Through our e-learning courses, we provide up-to-date training that is focused on the "Whole of Job" - everything that an employee will need to know to successfully complete a set of financial statements from start to finish as well as tax returns and GST returns.
Our focus is on creating accounting professionals - accountants that are just more than accounting technicians. We aim to create staff members that will become assets to the accounting firm through the knowledge they gain through the e-learning course.
Using Accountants Studio’s e-learning solution will provide a cost saving for the accounting firm as the senior staff member who would normally mentor the new staff member is not required to spend extended periods of time training. While there will still need to be a mentor for smaller firm-specific training items, the bulk of the training is taken care of through a model job provided as part of the e-learning course.
Accountants Studio offers an e-learning environment to train new staff into an accountancy firm. Our focus has always been on the "Whole of Job" perspective so that once through the course, the new staff member will be an accounting professional, not just a technician.
Our e-learning course takes a new staff member through the fundamentals of New Zealand based accountancy and tax law, and guides them step-by-step through the process of how a typical end of year set of accounts and workpaper file is prepared. The course then finishes with the staff member completing an in-depth model job where they will apply all the skills learnt over the previous modules. There are also extra modules on the completion of tax returns and the process of completing a client’s GST return.
The e-learning course is all web based, meaning no installation of extra programs or out-of-date software: Any changes (such as tax law changes) are automatically rolled out to everyone. The course is designed so that the new staff member can use their own workstation and become familiar with the firm’s own systems throughout the course.
The e-learning course works in combination with an on-site mentor to help the staff member along the course, with assessment feedback of the trainee available via an online portal. However, as much of the delivery of content is done by the e-learning course, the mentor's role is significantly reduced from a standard face-to-face training situation and less contact time is required.
Our first series of courses are now live!
If you have trainees needing to be trained on how to complete a rental property job for a client, we have created the "Accountants Studio Series" in conjunction with our other brand, Rental Coach. This series of courses can be taken by newbie trainees and by the end they should be able to prepare a real-life rental job for a client (excludes tax return filing). These courses can also be used as refresher training for those who have been in practice a while to keep up-to-date with the rules!
We would love for you to get in touch with us to discuss your training needs. Click here to contact us or give us a call on 06 281 1540.
Our other brand in the Learn Accounting NZ Ltd family is "Rental Coach". This has courses that are suitable for landlords who want to upskill themselves and understand the numbers of their rental property better. Visit the website here.