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Sage 50 Accounts

Course Type: Part Time and Evening
Institute Name: Pitman Training Swords
Fee: on request
Course Locations: County Dublin, North Dublin City
Application Deadline: Course Runs Regularly

Course Details

Designed for: 

Those with a good working knowledge of manual book-keeping who wish to learn how to use a computerised book-keeping program


Working knowledge of manual book-keeping or previous study of at least Book-keeping Module 1 (Ireland), preferably Modules 2 and 3 as well.


To teach Sage 50 Accounts 2011 to FETAC Level 5

Course Content:

Lesson One – Including: overview of the Sage program, changing the financial year, changing the program date, customers and suppliers opening balances, entering new customers and suppliers, data protection and security, backing up accounts data 

 Lesson Two – Including: restoring data from a previous lesson, entering opening balances in the nominal ledger, preparing and printing a trial balance, setting up opening assets, liabilities and capital balances, entering budgets, producing routine reports

 Lesson Three – Including: changing the program date, checking data, the products window, making stock adjustments in, entering supplier invoices for products and services, posting error corrections, amending existing customer and supplier records

Lesson Four – Including: creating customer invoices, previewing and printing customer invoices, checking the activity on a selected customer account, updating ledgers, generating customer letters, entering details of a new product, checking communication history

 Lesson Five – Including: entering customer and bank receipts, part payment, producing statements for customers, the customer and supplier dashboards, the diary

 Lesson Six – Including: processing payments made against supplier invoices, processing bank payments for non-invoiced items, entering petty cash payments and restoring the petty cash float, doing a bank transfer, using a journal to correct errors, using a journal to update the accounts with payroll details, the structure of nominal accounts, adding a new nominal account, printing a trial balance 

 Lesson Seven – Including: reconciling the November bank statement, printing and viewing bank reports and day books, using criteria to view specific reports, printing out the audit trail, correcting basic entry errors, reconciling the debtors and creditors control accounts

 Lesson Eight – Including: deleting obsolete customer and supplier records, setting up a customer to receive settlement discount, using memorise and recall in the batch supplier invoice window, creating sales credit notes, processing purchase credit notes, adjusting stock records for returns

 Lesson Nine – Including: posting a payment on account, allocating a payment on account, processing a receipt that includes settlement discount, using memorise and recall in the bank window, setting up a recurring entry, deleting a recurring entry, processing petty cash for December, entering several journals, reconcile the December bank statement

 Lesson Ten – Including: Adding a new user to Sage, setting up a bill of materials, creating a new product record, performing a stock take and making adjustments, producing product price lists and discount structures, creating delivery addresses

 Lesson Eleven – Including: Deleting a price list, creating and amending sales orders, allocating/unallocating stock, placing orders on hold, deleting orders, updating stock and recording despatch details

 Lesson Twelve – Including; Creating and amending purchase orders, processing sales orders, allocating/unallocating stokc, marking orders as delivered, cancelling orders, updating purchase order details, updating stock levels

 Lesson Thirteen – Including: checking and reconciling the VAT return, the VAT transfer wizard, printing out a trial balance, producing profit and loss and balance sheet for management accounts, checking budget figures versus actuals, carrying out the year end procedure.



Know how to use the Sage 50 Accounts  program

The flexibility and value of a course designed to enable you to work at your own pace

A personalised workbook to use as a reference guide on completion of the course

The opportunity to gain the widely recognised Pitman Training certificate

 Be working towards the FETAC Level 5 Component Certificate in Book-keeping (Manual and Computerised) qualification.


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