The IAFS offers now a range of international certifications from proficiency level to meeting the level 3 criteria of the UK QCF competencies. No one needs to spend any money on the accredited software now. The IAFS has sorted out that too. Its programme for the accreditation of REALLY FREE accounts software will keep adding new software as they apply. ‘I must admit though, very few indeed come up to scratch to achieving our very strict standards, as we are more minded to protect vulnerable users who have no idea whether these software actually will deliver accountancy standards. Most of the recommendation on the internet works by hearsay in this field. We are changing that to say don't take chances, use only the accredited software from the IAFS,’ adds Yogesh Patel. After Adminsoft Accounts getting its accreditation we are now testing GnuCash as well.
Many accounting bodies in the UK, in spite of saying that they will offer courses with the use of any accounts software to get QCF recognition, really offer courses mostly in one commercially dominant software. They also lack a think-set for model questions or answers. The IAFS has been founded to break this mould worldwide. It has now made it very easy for the businesses and students internationally to learn and practice in bookkeeping with FREE software.
Not only that it provides the pathway of qualification from very basic to very serious learning, but it also facilitates APL (Accreditation of prior learning).
Please visit http://www.institute4freeaccounting.co.uk/
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The IAFS has been established to promote free and open source accounting software programs exploring all dimensions possible. Its education programme is focused on helping small businesses, bookkeepers and accountants internationally. It is also very keen to spread the education of accountancy in the countries were the cost can be an obstacle.
The IAFS aims to remove obstacles, and encourage a cheaper solution through the free accounting software accredited by it. A route is provided to any software developer to obtain The IAFS quality mark.
The IAFS also aims to make it easier for users of these free software aware of the quality and standards that they should expect from such software, and not get short changed by the advertisers of free software. Users are welcome to give us the feedback for their expectations from free accounting software, and general feedback on the free program they are using which will help the work done by The IAFS.