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CIMA Certificate & Higher Certificate in Sage 50

Course Overview

The CIMA Certificate & Higher Certificate in Sage 50 is an in-depth course, providing you with all the skills necessary to carry out your accounting duties efficiently in a business setting. You will also gain a deeper understanding of the Sage 50 accounting system, and on this course, you will use the most recent version of the Sage 50 Accounts Professional, used by businesses worldwide (This version of the Sage 50 suite is priced at £1,200).

With the Higher Certificate, you will understand the more difficult functions of the Sage 50 accounting system, in the form of case studies, which is necessary to have a more complete understanding of the software. You will learn how to process accruals and prepayments, how to import or export data, how to carry out comprehensive departmental budgeting and forecasting, and learning how to use electronic submissions and communication.

Key features
  • Delivery Method: Online
  • Exam: Available via Awarding Body
  • Assessment Included
  • Course Access: 12 months
  • Fully accredited course materials
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Key features
  • Delivery Method: Online
  • Exam: Available via Awarding Body
  • Assessment Included
  • Course Access: 12 months
  • Fully accredited course materials
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Is the CIMA Certificate & Higher Certificate in Sage 50 course suitable for me?

The course is perfect for those who already have an in-depth understanding of the Sage 50 accounting system and those who are knowledgeable in the main principles of accounting.

How will the CIMA Certificate & Higher Certificate in Sage 50 course benefit me?

  •  Having a CIMA Certificate means that employers know you have good knowledge and the skills required for management accounting.
  •  Our course is very hands-on, giving you the practical skills necessary to carry out a variety of accounting duties, efficiently.
  •  Increase your Sage 50 skills by understanding this computerised accounting system and gain a deeper understanding of the Sage system. 
     You also  will be learning how to successfully handle complex transactions, undertake financial/management accounts and  
     learn how to export and import data into the accounting system.
  •  You will understand all the ways that Sage can help and support you with the large amount of accounting information that they have at their 
     disposal.   

Will the CIMA Certificate & Higher Certificate in Sage 50 give me an advantage in the competitive job market?

Undoubtedly, YES. Having this certificate on your CV will vastly improve job possibilities as the Sage 50 software is one of the most commonly used accounting software packages and many accounting jobs demand knowledge of Sage 50 as a requirement. This CIMA certificate is a certified standard that employers trust, knowing the person who has this certificate would be very skilled and knowledgeable in management accounting.

Why choose to study the CIMA Certificate & Higher Certificate in Sage 50 with e-Careers?

We provide a consistent platform for you to manage all CIMA levels under one roof. This grants you more control to work through the topics at your own speed while preventing unnecessary frustration caused by dealing with multiple teaching institutions. 

  •  Our teaching professionals have successfully trained over 590,000 delegates since we were established
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  •  Study around your lifestyle at the speed you want.
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When studying, you will receive all the following features to enhance your learning: study books, case study familiarisation workbook, unlimited tutor support, pocket revision kits, eLearning, & exam preparation guides. 

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CIMA Certificate & Higher Certificate in Sage 50 Syllabus

The course is made up of two units:

CIMA Accredited Sage Certificate

Introduction Unit

  •  Sage 50 Accounts Professional Installation Instructions
  •  Screenshots, Tasks and Activities
  •  Working through the Units
  •  Setting up a New Company
  •  Backing Up and Restoring Data
  •  Customise your Company
  •  How to Use Practice Data
  •  Helpful Information Using Sage
  •  Tax Codes within Sage
  •  The Ledgers and Sage Nominal Codes
  •  Creating a Chart of Accounts to Suit Company Requirements
  •  Creating Department Codes

Unit One

  •  Creating Customer and Supplier Account Codes and Records
  •  Making Error Corrections and Deleting Transactions
  •  Producing Sales Invoices
  •  Producing a Sales Credit Note
  •  Customer Invoices Using Batch Entry
  •  Customer Credit Notes Using Batch Entry
  •  Sales Invoice Day Book in Sage
  •  Sales Credit Day Book in Sage
  •  Entering Customer Receipts
  •  Printing a Customer Statement
  •  Supplier Invoices Using Batch Entry
  •  Supplier Credit Notes Using Batch Entry
  •  Purchase Invoice Day Book in Sage
  •  Purchase Credit Day Book in Sage
  •  Entering Supplier Payments
  •  Printing a Remittance Advice
  •  Trade and Settlement Discounts
  •  Setting Up and Using Email Invoice and Statement Features

Unit Two

  •  Working Through Unit Two
  •  The Opening Bank Cash Book Balance (The Bank Account)
  •  Creating a New Bank Account
  •  Process Bank Transactions Not In Customers Or Suppliers Ledgers
  •  Transferring Money Between Accounts
  •  Recurring Entries
  •  Bank Reconciliation
  •  Refunds and Returned Cheques
  •  Contra Entries
  •  Petty Cash Transactions
  •  Reconciling the Petty Cash Account
  •  The Cash Register

Unit Three

  •  Working Through Unit Three
  •  Entering Opening Debtor Balances
  •  Entering Opening Creditor Balances
  •  The Use of the Journal in Sage
  •  Making Journal Entries
  •  Entering Nominal Ledger Opening Balances
  •  Use of the Suspense Account
  •  Correcting Departmental Posting Errors
  •  Journal Entries for Direct and Indirect Labour
  •  Glossary of Accounting Terms

Unit Four

  •  Screenshots, Tasks and Activities
  •  Working Through Unit Four
  •  Monitor and Analyse Customer Accounts for Credit Control
  •  Supplier Activities and Aged Reports
  •  Debtors and Creditors Control Accounts
  •  VAT Returns and The Government Gateway
  •  To Process a VAT Return
  •  EC Purchases and EC Sales
  •  EC Sales List
  •  Intrastat
  •  Bad Debt Write Off and Provision for Doubtful Debts
  •  The Trial Balance
  •  Errors in the Trial Balance

Unit Five

  •  Working Through Unit Five
  •  Maintaining the Security of Data
  •  Types of Backup Files and Storage
  •  Set Access Rights for a Secure Operating System
  •  Prepare and Process Month End Routine
  •  Management Reporting
  •  Other Comparative Reports available in Sage
  •  Exporting Data and Linking to Other Systems

Unit Six

  •  Working Through Unit Six
  •  Introduction to Costs and Income (for students)
  •  Cost Centres and Profit Centres
  •  Coding Using Sage
  •  Departmental Coding
  •  Variance Analysis
  •  Budget Control
  •  Stock Valuation and Stock Control
  •  Accounting for Movements in WIP and Finished Goods
  •  Project Costing using Cost Codes and Resources
  •  Glossary of Accounting Terms

 

CIMA Accredited Higher Sage Certificate

Introduction Unit

  •  Sage 50 Accounts Professional Installation Instructions
  •  Screenshots, Tasks and Activities
  •  Working through the Units
  •  Setting up a New Company
  •  Backing Up and Restoring Data
  •  Customise your Company
  •  Data Protection and Security Procedures
  •  How to Use Practice Data
  •  Helpful Information Using Sage
  •  Creating a Chart of Accounts to Suit Company Requirements
  •  Sole Trader Accounts
  •  Entering Opening Nominal Ledger Balances
  •  The Trial Balance
  •  Errors in the Trial Balance
  •  Disputed Items

Unit One

  •  Screen Shots, Tasks and Activities
  •  Use of the Journal
  •  Prepare and Process Month End Routine
  •  Contra Entries
  •  The Government Gateway and VAT Returns
  •  Bad Debts and Provision for Doubtful Debts
  •  Stock Valuation, Stock Control, Work in Progress and Finished Goods
  •  Prepare and Produce Final Accounts
  •  Extended Trial Balance
  •  Exporting Data including Linking to Other Systems
  •  Management Information Reports
  •  Making Decisions with Reports Using Sage
  •  Prepare for Audit
  •  Prepare and Process Year End Accounts and Archive Data

Unit Two

  •  Screenshots, Tasks and Activities
  •  Working Through Unit Two
  •  Final Accounts for Partnerships Including Appropriation Accounts
  •  The Fixed Asset Register and Depreciation
  •  Accruals and Prepayments
  •  Cash Flow and Forecast Reports
  •  Advanced Credit Control
  •  Not for Profit Organisations
  •  Standard and Advanced Budgeting
  •  Advanced Searches
  •  E Payments
  •  Multiple Contacts and Document Sending
  •  Event Logging and Log In Control
  •  Importing and Exporting Data
  •  Limited Companies
  •  Consolidation – Multi Company Accounts
  •  Foreign Trader – Multi-Currency Trading
  •  Microsoft Outlook and the Integrated Diary Feature
  •  Excel Integration
  •  Glossary of Accounting Terms

 

What does the CIMA Accredited - Certificate in Sage 50 & Higher Certificate in Sage 50 Package course cover?

The course comprises two extended units that cover advanced knowledge of accounting software, including:

  •  How to make full use of the software.
  •  Tailoring reports and layouts including email.
  •  Cash, bank and budget control.
  •  Management and comparative reporting.
  •  VAT Returns, EC Sales and Intrastat.

CIMA Certificate & Higher Certificate in Sage 50 Exam Details

Certificate in Sage 50 & Higher Certificate in Sage 50 Package Exams

Level 2 involves three online assessments with Level 3 involving the same plus one centre-based assessment. Level 4 requires you to sit one timed exam.

Exam Available via Pearson Vue

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