Our Initial Training Course is delivered both virtually and in-person by an in-house team of qualified accountants and trainers in conjunction with specialist training partners. All your accommodation and meals are included for any residential period of the Initial Training Course, during which you will get to meet and know all of the Support Centre staff.
We hold three training courses throughout the year and as there will be due diligence, business plans, registrations and possibly raising finance to undertake before joining us, do contact us as soon as possible if you are interested in working towards any of our courses. This will give you plenty of time to prepare and us the time to assist you.
Our next course dates are:
- 06 February 2023
- June 2023
The courses, which are a mixture of both face-to-face and virtual delivery, last for seven weeks and take place at our Support Centre in Dublin, with a week’s home study.
Tax, accountancy and software training
The tax, accountancy and software training is delivered by our team of qualified accountants, tax advisors and software trainers in conjunction with specialist training partners. Through this partnership we are able to ensure that materials are up-to-date, directly relevant for our network and of the highest quality.
Our marketing trainers provide a Business Acceleration Programme across eight consecutive days of the seven-week initial training course. The programme also monitors your business development through the first two years. We work with you during the course to decide on the right business development activity for your territory, then monitor your success. If for instance, we notice that you are attending a good number of appointments but not signing up at the rate we expect, we will help you to increase your conversion rate. This level of ‘hand-holding’ is the kind of support you may need in your first two years, and will help you to build your business at an aspirational rate.
By the end of the initial training provided by TaxAssist Accountants you will know how to:
- Market yourself, recruit and retain your clients
- Competently complete year-end and monthly/quarterly accounts and tax computations
- Complete Self-Assessment tax returns and various other forms
- Operate bookkeping and VAT softwre and be able to advise your clients
- Run an efficient shopfront/office and business with the support of IT, marketing and eventually staff
- In short - how to run and grow a successful business!
Follow-up training (nurture programme)
Following the training course outlined above, there is further training in year one and two. The follow up training is a mixture of Technical, Practice Management and Business Development including additional services, staff recruitment, how to cross sell and business plan development days.
On an ongoing basis, we will provide courses at our Support Centre and regionally, to keep the network up to date with technical and marketing developments. The majority of our courses are delivered at no additional costs or have a very modest fee.