Accounting | Sage Training Courses


This course introduces the Sage Accounting program and is ideal for those with little bookkeeping / financial knowledge or who are new to Sage. It covers the basics of how Sage works, along with all of the day to day transactions which you are likely to come across when using Sage Accounts programs.

Free Workshops included in the training

1. Manual Bookkeeping training workshop

2. Understanding the VAT Schemes

3. Intermediate Excel Training

4. Business Authorization and Internal controls

5. CIS computation and submissions

6. Job Awareness and CV Sessions

7. Mock Interview Sessions

Course Description

Setting Up Sage Accounts
Installation and Setup (overview) 
Setting your Financial Year 
Setting your VAT scheme 
Tax Codes (overview)

General Navigation
Finding your way around Sage Accounts

The Company Module
The Nominal Ledger 
Customising your Nominal Ledger 
The Chart of Accounts 
The Financials module

Working with Customers
Setting up Customer records 
Setting up Customer Defaults 
Creating Invoices and Credits to print 
Entering Invoices and Credits (printed on a different system) 
Receiving money from customers

Working with Suppliers
Setting up Supplier Records 
Setting up Supplier Defaults 
Entering Supplier Invoices and Credits 
Paying Suppliers

The Bank Module
Setting up Bank Accounts 
Making payments where there is no invoice 
Receiving money where there is no invoice 
Direct Debits and Standing Orders 
Bank Reconciliation

The VAT Return
Running a VAT Return 
Checking and Reconciling the VAT Return 
VAT Reports

Further information
Although not covered in-depth further information is provided on Reporting within Sage Accounts, Data Integrity (Checking data & backing up), and Error Corrections.

After attending this course, delegates will be able to:

  • Be confident in navigating around the Sage 50 Accounts program.
  • Understand the Sales, Purchase and Nominal Ledgers within Sage, and how these work together.
  • Set up records within Sage Accounts.
  • Process day to day transactions within Sage Accounts, including Sales Invoices and Receipts, Purchase Invoices and Payments; Bank and Cash transactions.
  • Produce standard reports from Sage Accounts, including VAT returns and reports, Aged debtor and creditor reports, Profit and Loss and Balance Sheet reports.

Who is this course for?

Anyone looking to start a career in Accountancy


  • This course assumes basic knowledge of computer use – using a keyboard and mouse, left and right clicks, basic knowledge of Windows etc.
  • Although knowledge of bookkeeping/accounting terminology and manual double entry is not specifically necessary to use Sage Accounts, a basic understanding is helpful and attendance of the introductory course ‘Sage Book Keeping – Overview and Introduction’ would be recommended for those with no experience of financial systems at all.

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