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Manual and Computerised Level 5

Course Type: Part Time and Evening
Institute Name: Dorset College Dublin
Fee: 750
Duration: 9 Weeks
Time: 09.30-15.30 (Saturday)
Course Locations: North Dublin City

Course Details

This Accounting Manual and Computerised Level 5 Course is designed to enable the learner to understand the principles and practice of maintaining financial records manually and using integrated accounting software.  The course is designed for those with a basic knowledge of computers and an interest in accounting.

Accounting Principles
Explain the principles of double entry bookkeeping
List the books of prime entry
Define: assets, liabilities, debtors, creditors, capital.
Define:  shareholder, share capital, dividend and debenture
Distinguish: sole trader, partnership, limited company
Summarise a range of accounting standards
Outline the role of the auditor
Explain the purposes of financial forecasts and budgets


Accounting Practice
Process the following adjustments; accruals, prepayments, depreciation, bad debts
Calculate depreciation using a range of methods
Value stock using a range of methods
Extract a Trial Balance
Prepare: a debtors and creditors control account, and a bank reconciliation
Produce a profit and loss account for: sole trader, partnership, limited company
Produce a balance sheet for a sole trader, a partnership
Calculate a range of ratios for: liquidity, profitability, efficiency
Complete budgets and forecasts
Computer Principles

 

Computer Systems in an accounts environment
Hardware and Software / Operating Systems / File Management
Computerised versus Manual Accounts
Data Accuracy, Security and Confidentiality
Antivirus Protection Software
Data Protection Act


Computerised Practice
Set up company parameters
Enter opening balances /enter budget figures
Extract variances between actual and budget figures
Transactions: Sales, Purchases, Returns, Payments, Receipts
Process correction of errors, contra entries
Process adjustments: accruals, prepayments, depreciation, bad debts and stock adjustments

Reconcile Bank account with Bank Statement
Extract Trial Balance
VAT Returns; Bi-monthly and Annual
Financial Statements; Trading Profit and Loss account, Balance Sheet
Copy of back-up data files / Restore Data Files


Payroll Introduction (DC Certificate)
Computer Principles / Computer Payroll / Data Protection

The introduction to Payroll will provide the skills and knowledge required to support the payroll function. It will complement the Accounting Manual and Computerised course and provide wider opportunities for employment.
 

The QQI Manual and Computerised Accounts Course will provide learners with the knowledge and understanding required to work in accountancy support roles and is an ideal introduction into accountancy.  This valuable Qualification will enable learners to apply with confidence for job opportunities in any organisation and apply the skills in both manual and computerised accounts effectively.

 

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