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COLD SNAP SALE – courses from $39!

It’s been a bit chilly after the Australian Federal Budget and the stretch to the end of the year seems like miles away, but it’s not.

If you want to learn how to use Microsoft Excel and Xero with the full course and support, including Training Course Manuals but are on a tight budget, take advantage of our current COLD SNAP SALE.

Micro Courses in Excel, MYOB and Xero are now available for 50% OFF their normal retail price.

Every micro course comes with

Many Micro Courses make a Complete Course

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A micro course is a full course and case study but on a very specific topic. The most popular micro courses are the Daily Transactions courses in Quickbooks, MYOB and Xero because they teach you the most common bookkeeping tasks performed for most office admin jobs, including credit management.

Once you’ve completed the Daily Transactions course you can enrol into the

Enrolling into a Micro course is almost like paying it off one course at a time rather than a bigger initial up front payment.

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Amazing NEW Update from MYOB

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Things are moving fast in the software industry as Intuit (QuickBooks), MYOB and Xero compete with each other with regular software updates. It has become so fierce that many students are enrolling into our Bookkeeping Academy Combination courses.

The key frontiers are still

  • automated data entry from bank feeds,
  • capturing receipts and extracting data,
  • faster reconciliation and
  • automatic calculations of taxes owed.

These are some of the features promoted by NAB Bookkeeper for NAB Business banking customers but what is MYOB’s huge announcement?

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The most common office admin & support jobs

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The most common jobs for office admin and office support require confident knowledge of Microsoft Office and MYOB or Xero for bookkeeping tasks.

The office admin role is the person that connects most of the other business roles, including

  • customer service,
  • sales and
  • accounts.

This means you’ll be speaking to existing clients about the administration tasks involved in their purchase, while also coordinating with other employee of the business to help complete the services.

In the building and trades industry you’ll be helping with paperwork relating to their building project.

Office admin jobs require good communications skills because you may not know the answer to all your clients questions but you are the first person they speak with. You’ll need to correspond with other parts of the business to ensure that the client has the information they need.

Get office admin jobs with basic bookkeeping training

This can include scheduling meetings, allocating meeting rooms and reminding clients and technicians about appointments, most of which is done using Microsoft Outlook.

This role can get even trickier when you are also the person following up for payment! You may need to be nice and friendly to maintain a good client relationship while also being stern and enforcing the business credit management policies.

Combined Office Admin Course and Basic Bookkeeping Training

The office admin training course

The Office Admin Course includes training in Microsoft Office as well as MYOB & Xero Training for daily transactions.

If your employer supplies complex solutions which involve project management and many different milestones one of your first tasks will be to collect information about the customer needs from the sales person and provide them with a quote or tender that is created by an experienced estimator.

Your role might be to convert complex information into a glossy brochure or proposal that makes it easier for the client to understand.

If you are preparing this information for a sales person to present you may also need to condense it into a slideshow presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint.

Read more about Office Admin Job Descriptions and Training Course outcomes

Difference between Office Admin and Business Admin

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If you want to climb up the ladder where you work or find a higher paying office admin job you should explore some of the requirements for business administration jobs. This previous blog posts explores actual job ads and requirements for staff.

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Congratulations! What’s next?

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Is your name on this list?

I want to thank the following students for choosing EzyLearn and graduating from their Office Admin and Bookkeeping short courses.

At this point we don’t speak with some students again because they have the new skills they want and they use them to find work or do better in their jobs. That is a sad part of the training business for me.

Some students take advantage of our Career Academy services and stay around to get exposure to employers and other students.

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Do You Need a Bookkeeper or an Accountant? Or Someone Else?

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There are many finance professionals — who does your business need?

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Does your business need a bookkeeper, accountant or perhaps just a BAS agent – or a little bit of everyone?

WE’VE MENTIONED PREVIOUSLY THAT finding a bookkeeper, when you may not know much about bookkeeping, can be a difficult task.

In fact, a lot of new business owners assume their accountant will take care of everything for them, which may be costly if their accountant has to perform a year’s worth of bookkeeping in order to file the business’s tax return. But bookkeepers and accountants can work harmoniously in your business.

As a general rule, every business needs at least two finance professionals working on their business accounts, but which two professionals you’ll need to hire depends on your business needs. If you’re not sure who you need to hire for your business, here’s a cheat sheet to help you out.

Bookkeepers (not registered with the TPB)

An independent bookkeeper not employed by an accountant and not registered with the Tax Practitioner’s Board (TPB) may only perform basic bookkeeping services, such as the

  • entering of receipts,
  • coding financial transactions,
  • generating invoices and purchase orders
  • accounts receivable and accounts payable

If you hire this type of bookkeeper, you’ll still need an accountant.

BAS agents

BAS agents must, by law, register with the Tax Practitioner’s Board (TPB), which certifies that they are qualified and have completed the necessary continuing education requirements to perform the tasks of a BAS agent, which involves carrying out most of the bookkeeping tasks mentioned above, in addition to preparing and lodging business activity statements on a business’s behalf.

If your business is registered for GST, you will need to file regular activity statements. If you hire a BAS agent, you’ll also need an accountant. In some instances, you may find a BAS agent who’s also a registered tax agent and vice versa, who may be able to take care of all your taxation needs.

Tax agents

Although tax agents, like BAS agents, must also register with the Tax Practitioner’s Board (TPB), a tax agent is focused on income tax — how much income you have to declare, how much you can claim back, etc.

This is distinct from a BAS agent who is concerned with the day-to-day financial tasks of your business (bookkeeping and BAS lodgements). That said, some tax agents will also perform some the basic bookkeeping tasks on a regular basis, though they primarily specialise in lodging tax returns.

If you’re not registered for GST, and your tax agent will also perform regular bookkeeping tasks (or you can do it yourself), you may not need to hire an accountant. In some instances, you may find a tax agent who’s also a registered BAS agent and vice versa, who may be able to take care of all your taxation needs.

Accountants

An accountant is mostly concerned with planning and strategy. Unlike bookkeepers and BAS or tax agents, an accountant will assess and advise you on what actions you should take to maximise your income. Great accountants will get involved with planning the direction of your business and ensure it’s been structured properly and that you’re meeting any additional tax obligations.

They’ll also help you to make strategic purchases for equipment and machinery, and work with your BAS agent or bookkeeper to ensure these decisions are reflected in your daily financial records. An accountant is also able to prepare and lodge tax returns on your behalf.

How much should I pay a bookkeeper?

Check out the National Bookkeeping Directory, which features the details of bookkeepers, capable of doing data entry and clerical tasks, through to high-level accounting work as undertaken by BAS agents, accountants and CFOs.

You can also see the National Bookkeeping rates page to find out what level bookkeeper your business needs.


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Our Xero online training courses include EVERYTHING for ONE LOW PRICE. Furthermore, if you select our Lifetime Membership option, you’ll have LIFETIME access to our ongoing course updates. All EzyLearn courses are accredited by the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB) and can be counted towards Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points. Find out more about our Xero online training courses. 


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How to get employers contacting you

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Employers like small business owners are looking for staff online using Google. From office admin and business administration tasks to bookkeeping and customer service and sales, employers need staff to keep their businesses running.

The only way you are going to get discovered is if you have an online profile that CAN GET DISCOVERED and that is what membership to the Bookkeeping Academy does for you.

The biggest difference between applying for jobs and having employers contact you is that rather than go through the job application elimination process you’ll need to know what to say to employers when they call.

Questions to ask employers and clients

You can’t just say “I need more money, can I have the job”. You need to be able to identify:

  • what work they need you to do,
  • how they want you to work
  • the working hours and pay

One of the hardest things you’ll need to learn is how to say, “Sorry I don’t think I can help you!”

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In bookkeeping work alone there are so many different types of work that you need to clarify what clients want.

The easiest way for you to get into bookkeeping if you are new to it is through data entry of invoices and purchase orders.

These are all basic bookkeeping tasks you’ll learn in the daily transactions courses in Xero, MYOB and QuickBooks Online.

Do more after your online course

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Get discovered online with a Bookkeeping Academy membership and other Career Academy Services to help you become more productive and efficient in the workplace.

If you want the support and nurturing that comes with an Internship you can explore becoming a Remote Contractor.

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MYOB is better than Xero Payroll for some things

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All the marketing messages I hear is how much better Xero is than MYOB but that isn’t always the case.

MYOB and QuickBooks both had more in-build inventory features than Xero but Xero has always promoted their integrations to fill gaps in their core software. I wrote about this several times:

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The Integrations for Xero Courses reveals some of the powerful features that other companies do better than the accounting software companies!

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How to earn $50 per hour

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Are you earning $50 per hour at the moment? If you aren’t it can seem almost impossible to believe that you could, particularly when you look at your boss and imagine yourself asking them for a pay rise.

I searched online to see who earns $50 per hour and most of the search results in Seek and Indeed showed up saying you have to be a doctor, pharmacist or HR Manager but bookkeepers earning this much regularly.

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Is Xero Getting TOO Aggressive?

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The constant need for some companies to continue to grow revenue or subscriber numbers can make the employees do things too aggressively.

Xero has always done a great marketing job against MYOB because it was easy – all they had to do was have good software that was easier to use and in the cloud – now they’re ALL in the Cloud!

Xero focused on a cloud only model and the integrations between it and other online software programs. This was a marketing strategy that may have stretched the truth a little!

Xero boasted about how good their software is for Real Estate Agents but it was one of their ReLeased integration that users loved.

Why Xero is better than MYOB now?

MYOB’s problem was that is WAS a Windows based software program. This made using the software harder because you had the constraints of running only on a Windows computer and had to upgrade that software regularly. It also caused issues with their Mac version and they ended up having to discontinue that software and push their Mac users straight to their Cloud version, MYOB Essentials.

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Business Office Administration Training to find Remote Work

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I recently wrote about the Internship opportunities for selected business and office administration training courses – this work can all be done online, remotely working from home.

One of the best things about running an online training business is that we can deliver our courses to the thousands of students who live in remote parts of New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland and the rest of Australia!

Read on to discover how you can up-skill and learn how to become a remote working virtual assistant performing business and office administration work from your own home

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Is it hard to learn Xero & MYOB?

If you are looking for and applying for junior bookkeeping jobs you can learn how to use Xero and MYOB in just a few hours with a short Bookkeeping course. Learning how to use Xero and MYOB is not hard when you work through a well designed, step-by-step series of exercises where you do the bookkeeping work.

We have lots of students who come from other industries and are attracted to bookkeeping work because it can fit into their daily routine (if they have children) and because it can be performed remotely from home.

The Certificate in Xero Course for Daily Transactions teaches you how to perform these tasks, which include

  • creating invoices
  • receiving payments
  • creating purchase orders
  • paying invoices
  • tracking incomes and expenses
  • entering expenses and managing receipts
  • accounts receivable
  • accounts payable
  • profit and loss reports,
  • balance sheet reports

What makes it ezy, not hard to learn Xero and MYOB

Learning how to use accounting software like Xero and MYOB is easiest when you go through practical training exercises using bookkeeping tasks that are performed doing bookkeeping work.

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This is a far better way to learn than just trying to copy what you see in a video tutorial.

When you watch an instructor tutorial that shows you how to perform a bookkeeping task and then have to enter the data for a months worth of transactions you get the theory and the practical experience.

Xero and MYOB Micro Courses help you learn bookkeeping in small and easy to manage courses which you can complete within 3 hours.

MYOB and Xero Training for Setup, Daily Transactions and End of Month

Learn how to use Xero in as little as 3 hours. Here are some short courses in Xero and what you can expect to learn.

Bookkeeping data entry work forms the biggest number of jobs available for bookkeeping work. These jobs involve a lot of data entry to get the numbers into the software from every aspect of the business.

If all the data is entered correctly then the end of month bank reconciliation is quick and easy.

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If you want to enrol now then make sure you check out our current promotion and use that discount coupon code to get a cheaper price for your MYOB and Xero course.

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What is the best way to learn Xero (and MYOB)?

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There are several ways to learn Xero, including

Some people might find it easier to learn the software through video tutorials, and replicating what they see on the tutorial using the software. This is a good way for experienced bookkeepers to up skill quickly on a feature that they haven’t used before. It is also a good way for beginners to lose their fear of accounting software.

Watching videos and replicating what you see is very easy to do but once you get past the 4-5th video you realise it’s not the same as performing bookkeeping tasks in an office.

Others might prefer to work through a printed manual with step by step instructions and sample data.

Combining instructor video tutorials, self-study, workbooks and case studies is best

EzyLearn Premium Xero & MYOB courses combine video tutorials which compliment and explain the tasks in the step-by-step training workbooks.

At the end of each subject an online assessment test insures you remember the important parts of each skill level. Each different Xero and MYOB course covers a very specific skill level which is aligned with the job requirements for accounting and bookkeeping jobs.

You can experiment with different methods and start with just video tutorials to see what works best for you. In my experience the MAJOR reasons that people choose video tutorials over practical exercises with case studies is

  • the higher cost, and
  • time and effort required

MYOB & Xero Training Course Contents

When you enrol into a Complete training course with EzyLearn you get the Beginners to Advanced skills and everything in between. Learn more about how much MYOB and Xero Courses cost.

See what is included in these courses:

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Are you saying the wrong things?

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Sales is an interesting thing. It involves skills which don’t seem to be well defined enough to create a qualification for – You don’t see a Diploma in Sales or a Cert IV in Sales do you?

Sales is also a topic that scares some people who feel it invovles pushing things upon people who don’t want them but that is not the case.

The most important step in the sales process is called Qualifying and it helps a sales person understand if the person they are talking to really needs what they have available for sale.

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Xero share price slump but reporting focus shift to new “Rule of 40” metric

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I have to admit that I do like reading Xero’s annual reports. They are just like their software, graphical and full of simple graphs and images.

Their share price took a hit recently even though their revenue and subscriptions grew and it’s because they recorded a larger loss than they have in the past. When you read through the report though you realise that they are using a new metric to measure their success.

Could be this be a way of reporting on the profitability of your own business or where you work?

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The Career Academy Addons – Course Refresher for $49pa

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In the United States most colleges have a Career Academy attached to their education services with the goal to provide extra services that help their students.

The Career Academy Addons that are available after completing an Office Admin or Bookkeeping Course with EzyLearn can be viewed here and the most popular option is to extend course access and support.

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One Xero account gives you access to dozens of company files

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Many Xero beginners think that they only have 30 days to use the trial version of Xero but that isn’t actually correct. Xero, just like MYOB Business and QuickBooks online need you to create a “user” account and authenticate yourself using SMS or an authenticator app.

Once you’ve got your user account you are able to access dozens of different “company” files when you need to. This is how bookkeepers manage the company files for dozens of their own clients.

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