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Understanding Accounts, Accounting Systems & The Tax System

 Understanding Accounts Understanding Accounts, Accounting Systems & the Tax System is the foundation programme for this series of workshops.series of workshops.

'Interactive, ability to ask questions… Accounts exercise very good.'

'Tremendous knowledge - easy to understand, able to ask questions and have them answered.'

'Informative presentation - useful handouts and very well informed speaker.'

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Overview: This is the foundation workshop to the PMA programme – a series focused on the business management of general practice - and practice accounts, accounting systems and the tax system are explained in a user-friendly, interactive way. The group work encourages participation so that individual issues can be explored.  The module will be delivered as an interactive session with practical guidance to enable participants to map the techniques and outcomes onto their own practice.  Group work is provided on all aspects of the programme so that participants develop their understanding of the topics by interacting with practitioners but also you will have the opportunity to explore and interact with colleagues from other practices.

Objectives: Participants will gain an understanding of what comprises a robust accounting system and how to understand the accounts that are produced by your accountant.  You will also gain an understanding of the tax and superannuation system and how important managing these areas lead to reduced financial risk in the ever-changing world of general practice.


9:15 Registration
9:30 Introduction and Welcome – Programme, Objectives and Open Forum
9:45 Accounting Systems

  • What comprises the accounting systems

  • Source records

  • Software

  • Internal Controls

  • Finance Partner role

  • Financial Planning and cash-flow forecasting

10:45 Break
11:00 Group Work - Cash-flow forecasting
12:00 Understanding Accounts

  • Layout of accounts and Terminology

  • Types of Income and expenses

  • Variance analysis

  • Debtors and Creditors

  • Current and capital accounts explained

  • Drawings

12:45 LUNCH

13:45 Summary of understanding accounts
14:00 Group work – understanding accounts
15:00 Break
15:15 Tax and superannuation system explained

  • Self-assessment

  • Key dates

  • Accounting profit Vs tax profit

  • Key factors affecting tax liabilities

  • Importance of managing superannuation payments

  • Making tax digital

16:30 Open Forum
16:45 Close

Who Should Attend?
General Practitioners, Practice Managers and Administration Managers

Don't miss opportunity to work with leading specialists in a series of full day workshops specifically focused on the ‘business’ aspects of General Practice.