About ACDAT

Association of Certified Digital Accounting Professionals (ACDAP) has identified the importance of digitisation in accounting and finance processes keeping in mind its emerging demand. As a training provider with a wealth of experience span over decades, we realised that there is a gap between academic qualifications and work-related digital skills required by employers. ACDAP has designed Qualifications in line with the employer's requirements after having regular discussions with top recruiters over the past few years.

Consistently developing and changing “information technology’’ and the concept of “digitalisation’’ as a result of the use of information technology has brought the new concept of “digital accounting” into the accounting and finance sector.

The massive impact of the Information Technologies on accounting, finance, auditing and taxation draws the attention of the training providers and academicians due to the dynamic aspect of technology brings new applications and changes with itself.

It is a fact; this is a striking sentence that draws attention to the difficulty of accounting procedures which was executed manually before digitalisation because the “recording function’’ was included in the traditional accounting caused considerable loss of time for accountants at that time. Evolvement and continuous development in the information technologies brought essential changes. New facilitators, new duties and responsibilities to the accounting profession have emerged like all other areas of life.

In the modern era "accounting is the language of business." The ever-evolving digital technologies of accounting will affect the future of financial professionals. Digital accounting refers to the formation, representation and transmission of financial data in an electronic format. Computers and accounting software have transformed the financial industry. Technology advancements have enhanced the accountant's ability to interpret and report data faster, more efficiently and more effectively than ever before.

The concept of “digitalisation’’ as a result of the use of information technology has brought the idea of “digital accounting”. ACDAP has realised these essential aspects a decade ago and committed to preparing individuals and businesses with digital capabilities and competence to thrive in the modern digital accounting world.

Digital compliance vs ACDAP qualifications

ACDAP digital accounting courses and training programmes have in-built digital compliance, meeting the goals of students, professionals and employers, we believe that “being an accountant is not sufficient; you have to be a digital accountant”. ACDAP commitment is to:

  • Discover the endless opportunities to a digital future
  • Provide high-quality digital accounting qualifications and work experience
  • Preparing professionals for accounting and finance jobs
  • Helping people to achieve goals in accounting and finance

Keeping digital competency and compliance in focus, we always adopt 'real-case working methods', we provide students and professionals with the opportunity to apply the accounting knowledge in a real working environment under the supervision of high calibre digital accountants. We always make our students and professionals' expert in the use of modern accounting software like Sage 50, Sage One, Sage Payroll, Sage CIS, Sage Compliance, Sage Accounts Production Advanced (SAPA), CCH, IRIS, Xero, QuickBooks, SAP, Oracle Financials, MS Excel and many more. These software are essential to learn the bookkeeping, payroll, VAT, self-assessments, MTD and tax returns.

ACDAP top management strategy

The skills of top management of ACDAP incorporate various strategic methodologies successfully into practical and do-able models. Based on different points of view of the critical constituents/stakeholders, we create a more holistic approach to our internal processes, learning & growth. We are striving hard to provide the best solutions in digital accounting and finance, not only in the UK but across the World. ACDAP strategy is to provide students with:

  • Digital accounting software training
  • Accounting work placement
  • Digital Accounting competence

The role of Bookkeepers and Payroll Administrators is essential in every small and large company. ACDAP makes their position more powerful and competent through extensive training on software like Sage Accounts, Sage Payroll, Xero payroll and Quickbooks to fulfil the requirement of the digitisation, which is now vital for any business. Learning Bookkeeping and Payroll are so important to show your accounting skills. At completion, you are capable to perform on the following job roles.

  • Senior Accountant
  • Senior Bookkeeper
  • Assistant Accountant
  • Assistant Payroll Manager
  • Payroll Administrator
  • Payroll Supervisor
  • Payroll Manager
  • Senior Payroll Adviser
  • Payroll Director
  • Payroll Advisor
  • Office Manager
  • Office Administrator
  • Accountant
  • Bookkeeper
  • Junior bookkeeper
  • Accountant Assistant
  • Purchase/Sales ledger clerk
  • Credit Controller

Practical training of accounting software

ACDAP has produced thousands of competent and qualified professionals through massive practical training under the supervision of high-calibre accountants. The essential part of these qualifications is a real-case-scenario, and it is central to the ACDAP training, that’s mean you are working on actual files while training. Real-case-scenario based training gives you the entire confidence and competence required by the employers.  Software training ensures the electronic accuracy, which eliminates the errors that occurred when amounts were manually entered, reentered and calculated. Resulting debits will equal the credits, and the trial balance is always in balance. No longer will hours be spent looking for errors that occurred in a manual system. Keeping in view the popularity and massive demand of computerised bookkeeping and payroll systems; we provide practical training on Sage 50 Accounts, Sage 50 Payroll, XERO and Quickbooks.

Sage 50 Accounts training

Sage 50 Accounts is perfect for the individuals who want to increase their career aspiration in accounting job roles. It has enormous benefits for business owners for managing their records of accounting and finance. It provides the expertise on the new version of Sage to provide you with a unique outlook to the potential employers. You will gain capabilities and competence that are straight away applicable to any working environment. At completion, you are competent to perform the accounting job roles.

Sage 50 Payroll training

Sage Payroll training will certify your skills and knowledge in one of the most popular payroll software solutions across the world. Whilst improving your information, you will gain skills on the latest safe, secure, secure payroll best practices. It will make you competent to execute the automated calculations. At completion, you will find the job very quickly because Sage is always an employer's choice, so you are ready for the following positions:

  • Payroll Director
  • Payroll Consultant
  • Senior Payroll Adviser
  • Payroll Advisor
  • Payroll Manager
  • Payroll Supervisor
  • Payroll Administrator
  • Payroll Clerk
  • Assistant Accountant
  • Bookkeeper
  • Sales Ledger Clerk
  • Purchase Ledger Clerk

Xero accounting training

XERO is one of the accounting software which gain rapid increase in the form of popularity and become a choice of every employer. XERO is in now software of masses not only in the UK but globally as well.  It is essential for the job seekers in accounting sector to gain functional understanding of the XERO software. XERO is online accounting software possessing a unique edge on other software; it has special features to automate the day-to-day bookkeeping processes such as bank reconciliation, invoice entry etc. XERO is MTD enabled so you can submit VAT returns compliant to the HMRC. At completion, you can perform on the following positions:

  • Senior Purchase Ledger Clerk
  • Assistant Accountant
  • Senior Bookkeeper
  • Senior Sales Ledger clerk
  • Accounts Assistant
  • Senior Sales Ledger clerk
  • Purchase Ledge Clerk
  • Sales Ledger Clerk

Quickbooks accounting training

Quickbooks accounting software focus is mainly toward small and medium-sized businesses which offer on-premises accounting applications along with cloud-based services that accept business payments, manage and pay bills, and payroll functions. Quickbooks has integration with several web-based features including remote access, remote payroll assistance, outsourcing, online banking & reconciliation, mapping features and electronic payment functions. After the training you can apply for the following positions:

  • Bookkeeper
  • Tax Accountant
  • Accountant
  • Accounts Assistant
  • Office Manager
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Accounts Manager
  • Assistant Accountant

Massive requirement of the digital accountants

Digital work environments are no longer the wave of the future. Paperless offices, long-distance collaboration and computing in the cloud are already the standard for many businesses. These forward-looking companies need accountants well versed in digital business practices. Staying up-to-date in digital accounting is essential for meeting the needs of contemporary business clients. Digital accounting provides plenty of advantages to traditional methods at all levels of accounting professions.

For businesses, our digital accounting qualifications and training are like the shelter house. Being an accountant, if you take a moment, you will understand by yourself, the importance of digital accounting through various software in any business. For most business owners, growing their businesses and getting on the day-to-day job is a priority. Spending hours doing paperwork and accounting tasks is likely to be a significant distraction. ACDAP digital accounting qualifications provide you with "time and money saving solutions" for a measurable increase in revenues, reduce the turnaround time and streamline the accounting and finance processes through digital competence and compliance.

Think of those who are entrepreneurs and not an accountant. An entrepreneur with a tight budget, of course, won't be able to appoint an expert for that. Knowing digital accounting can be a lifesaver for any business. We provide an opportunity for professionals working in organisations to increase their capability, develop broader technology skills, and understand how technology can create value for the organisations.

ACDAP an entire career solution

ACDAP is not only a qualification; it's a career solution. Though having theoretical knowledge is essential, practical training is more interactive and can help individuals learn and understand more. Incorporating practical skills into studies has proven to help retain knowledge, get a better feel of work and become confident in applying for jobs. A qualification based only on theoretical knowledge is not enough; individuals must have the hands-on accountancy experience and to become convinced in convincing employers during interviews. Our blended approach of theory and accountancy practice in the office environment gives our students an edge to cut through the competition.

Being an accounting professional, you do so much more than just number crunching. You create a financial strategy, give strategic advice, comply with the tax regulations, take actions to save money for the client, boost revenue in their business, and the list has just started. Accounting is a continually evolving sector, so you cannot thrive by limiting yourself to the stagnated accounting skills. To grow, innovate and become an exceptional accounting professional, you need to learn and develop your digital accounting skills not for once but continuously.

Flexibility and proficiency of ACDAP qualifications

The ease of use is one of the core aims of the changes in technology. ACDAP digital accounting qualifications providing convenience and comfort to understand the importance of digitisation to make accountancy processes more functional and easier to use in comparison to the manual methods. The ACDAP qualifications are flexible and proficient; students and professionals can complete on the pace and speed suitable to them.

Comparison of the ACDAP with other accounting bodies

ACDAP digital accounting qualifications are more focused on the hand-on practical working in contrast to other accounting bodies like AAT, ACCA, CIMA and CIPFA. These accounting bodies prepare students majorly through the theoretical study/knowledge with a minor focus on practical scenarios. Many students approach us for the sake of practical experience even after gaining qualification from universities, colleges awarding bodies like AAT, ACCA, CIMA and CIPFA; we help them in accountancy work experience. We ensure to deliver our digital accounting qualifications through massive practical working on the real-case basis under the supervision of high-calibre accountants; hence they are fully equipped with skills, knowledge, accounting work experience and capabilities as a job-ready candidate.

Benefits of digital accounting

Digital accounting equips individuals and businesses with many benefits, some of them are:

  • Real-time cash flow
  • Reduction of costs
  • Automation and scalability
  • Data security and agility
  • Saves time
  • Save money on resources
  • Reduce frustration
  • Work from Anywhere
  • Accelerate working Speed
  • Perfection in Work
  • Business Reports
  • Managing Taxation Effectively
  • Less paperwork
  • Streamlined System
  • Accessibility to Financial Information
  • Ease of Use
  • Improved Speed and Productivity
  • Reliability and Scalability
  • Give Access to Multiple Users and Set Permissions

The most significant benefits of digital productivity have organised into four major categories:

  • E-Business
  • Cloud computing
  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Systems
  • Digital Technology Advancements

Quality of the digital accounting

ACDAP digital accounting qualifications integrate quality checks throughout the lifecycle of the accounting profession. Quality Assurance and Standardisation is the heart of our mandate to achieve the requirement and compliance of digital accounting.

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