Digital Skills Certification for International Accountants

Empowering the next generation of advisors

AIA have teamed up with Xero to offer members a free digital skills certification course, providing them with the tools and knowledge to evolve in line with market demand for greater expertise in technological advancements. 

Completing the Xero Certification Equivalency Course is a great step towards gaining a solid understanding of all things cloud accounting and of Xero. It’s also great for employability because demand for these skills has never been greater both at bookkeeping and accounting practices and at more than 463,000 subscribers across the UK.

What's involved:

  1. A pack of e-learning courses: At only six hours, it’s a short, sweet, but a wide-ranging introduction to the world of cloud technology – and Xero.

  2. 12 modules with knowledge checks throughout.

  3. Cloud fundamentals: digestible, accessible content covers issues such as banking and projects, while lessons such as ‘Why Cloud, Why Now?’ are available to clearly articulate the benefits of this software.

  4. Introduction to Xero technology: Individuals will learn how to set up and run Xero on a day-to-day basis, use the Dashboard and create reports, but also achieve skills in the management of expenses, projects and fixed assets.

The course usually costs £25+ VAT, but as an AIA member you can get the course for free by entering the following discount code at checkout: XeroAIA2019


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