Institute of Agricultural Secretaries and Administrators
Published: 2017, 2nd Edition
First Pasture Price: £18.89
The Farm Office Handbook is an invaluable practical reference source for anyone involved in farm administration, building on Michael Hosken's long-standing and authoritative book which has now been completely revised in this new edition published in 2017. It has been produced through the collaborative efforts of a team of professional farm administrators and will undoubtedly become the new bible for anyone involved in farm administration.
The Farm Office Handbook offers comprehensive guidance on farm office basics, from equipment to doing it online, setting up accounting systems, computerising a manual accounting system, VAT and payroll for small rural businesses, year-end procedures complete with a useful checklist, management reporting and budgeting with useful templates, statutory and assurance records, useful websites for legislative updates and other important information, contacts and online resources for rural businesses. The handbook also features 50 tables and 5 photographs.
Minister for Agriculture and Food, Jim Paice said "whatever the size of farm and however long the administrator has been in post, this handbook is a valuable resource to help the smooth running of any farm business. From managing accounts to dealing with office logistics, it gives a complete overview of what is expected from them."