Farm Accounting & Rural Business Administration

The IAgSA Farm Accounting and Business Administration Programme

The Institute of Agricultural Secretaries and Administrators (IAgSA) Farm Accounting and Business Administration programme was launched in 2011 and has been extremely well received not only by IAgSA members but by new entrants to industry and industry partners like RABI and farm software companies.

Why did IAgSA develop the Farm Accounting and Rural Business Administration Programme?

The work undertaken by a farm administrator, for a farm or rural business requires a level of understanding of issues, rules & regulations and terminology that is unique to agriculture.  For those without this experience or who would like to have their knowledge level recognised, IAgSA has developed a series of training modules collectively known as Farm Accounting and Business Administration. This training programme is delivered through our main training provider, Achieve-Ability Plus. Details of the modules (Units 1 to 4) are below and they will be accredited through Lantra Awards: Customised Provision.  This course will enable the participant to gain an understanding of the farming terminology and an awareness of agricultural practices and issues.

Please see below a brief overview of the IAgSA Training Programme content:-

Unit 1 – Farming Knowledge (1 day)

This course will enable the participant to gain an understanding of the farming terminology and an awareness of agricultural practices and issues.

Unit 2 – Farm Record Keeping for Livestock and Crops (1 day)

This course will enable the participant to gain knowledge of the physical and legislative record keeping requirements of a farm business, in particular the requirements for cross compliance and farm assurance.

Unit 3 – Financial Recording for the farm business ( 2 days)

This unit will enable learners to create, maintain and complete farm financial records as required by the accountant in order to produce the year end accounts.

Unit 4 – Farm Office Organisation & Administration (1 day)

This course will enable participants to gain the understanding of the requirements of becoming a Farm Administrator (both employed and self-employed). Along with the implementation of effective systems and procedures in the farm office and to meet the requirements of legislation, including the maintenance of employment and health and safety records.

For more information and details on the 2012& 2013 course dates please contact the IAgSA Office on 01926 485543 or visit www.iagsa.co.uk