What’s required of a 1st assistant accountant?

Sat 29th Jul 2017 9:30am - 5pm
Members £175 + VAT + booking fee Non members £225 + VAT + booking fee

Learn how to be a great 1st assistant accountant
This course is run over a day

Course Summary:

What are the duties of a 1st Assistant Account and what skills are needed. 

Who is this for?

This course is aimed at assistant accountants who feel ready to step up to the next level. It will cover some of the skills that 1st assistants are often expected to have that they don’t get the opportunity to learn until they are promoted to that level.

How will it benefit my career?

Increased confidence and knowledge base. By the end of the day attendees should feel that they have an understanding of the varying duties they could be asked to carry out and some they could offer without being asked. 

Skills to be covered:

• Team Management

• How to review work efficiently.

• Banking and payment processing

• Studio Rules

• Understanding a Trial Balance and the things to look for

• Reading a budget

• Reading a cost report

• Analysing Costs

• Anticipating the needs of your Accountant

• Weekly funding and how to predict the week’s requirements

• Intercurrency and Intercompany Journals

• VAT returns

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Booking Terms & Conditions

In 2005, I gave up a career as a qualified accountant to start again as a trainee in Production Accounting. I have worked my way up to Financial Controller over that time working in most roles within the accounts department on my way. I have worked on projects of all sizes from micro-budgets to the studio blockbusters, experiencing all levels of rules and regulations.  

Becca Wolf, Production Accountant, Assassins Creed, Breathe and Entebbe

Excellent presentation and process, very knowledgeable and informative. Far exceeded expectations!

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