Jobs that require a SAGE qualification
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Jobs that require a SAGE qualification

Depending on what level Sage qualification you earn, you can align yourself and your skill set with many career opportunities in the finance industry, which we explore later in more detail.

The higher your qualification and the more experience you have, the more choices you’ll have for higher paid job roles.

What is Sage?

Sage is the market leader of integrated accounting, payroll, and payment systems. They produce the most popular accountancy programme used in the UK which serves 23 countries globally, totalling 6.2 million businesses worldwide.

Sage Accounting Software is an affordable, easy-to-use interface that provides:

  •    Desktop and cloud-based options.
  •    The ability to manage incomes and expenses.
  •    Centralise accounting information.
  •    Automatically calculate and submit VAT returns to HMRC.
  •    The ability to invoice customers using tailored invoices.

In 2005, Sage created the concept of benchmarked skills in the use of Sage with the aim of enabling businesses to have better control and information about their performance. Three years of research, development, and piloting followed, and the company pioneered the development of Sage Accredited Qualifications programme together with their awarding body partners. Sage’s range of online learning courses is designed for individuals who want to improve their skills in the use of Sage software for accounting and payroll and work towards an accredited qualification.

Find out more about SAGE.

What is Sage used for?

Sage Accounting is software used to help you manage your business’s accounting, enabling you to quickly and easily create and track invoices, capture expenses, accept payments, record transactions, track cash flow, automate admin, and more.

Sage Accounting was developed with small businesses in mind, who operate across any industry. You can use Sage Accounting on your own, or with collaborators, as it’s simple to give access to multiple users.

Discover why knowledge of SAGE may be a career goldmine.

Benefits of a Sage qualification

Learn from a market leader - Sage is the market leader in integrated accounting, payroll, and payment systems and is the most popular accountancy system in the UK. Professionals with Sage experience and key skills can expect to be highly sought-after by many employers, creating opportunities and career prospects.

Support to find out where to start – Sage Qualifications, in partnership with e-Careers offers a free service for learners to find a course that is the right starting point- complete with resources including workbooks, practice simulations, self-test activities, model answers and start files.

Ideal qualification for individuals pursuing a career in bookkeeping or accounting - A Sage accounting certification is the ideal qualification for individuals looking to pursue a career in accounting, bookkeeping, and/or payroll. There is a wide range of courses available for professionals with different accounting experience and different levels of skills in the industry.

Flexible online learning - Sage courses are delivered online so that you can learn at your own pace and in your own time. If you have a timeline of study success in mind, you will be able to dictate when you learn and achieve your goals. Conversely, Sage courses are perfect for individuals that work better in a relaxed environment as it allows you to have full control over the pace at which you learn.

Support throughout your studies - As a learner, you can expect support throughout the duration of your learning in the form of online self-test activities to help you manage and track your progression.

Read our ultimate guide to financial software.

Sage qualifications

We are one of the largest providers of Sage Certifications in the UK. We provide several standalone Sage certifications, or certifications built into other qualifications such as AAT, CIMA and ICB. Here are our most popular Sage certifications:

Job opportunities with a Sage 50 qualification

Sage software is widely used in companies across a vast range of sectors. Gaining a recognised Sage qualification means that you stand out from other applicants as a work-ready candidate who can hit the ground running.

Sage qualifications are highly beneficial to anyone looking to get into the following careers:

  •    Accountancy
  •    Bookkeeping
  •    Payroll
  •    Small business owner

Typical jobs include:

  •    Accounts Administrator – £16,000 - £28,500
  •    Accounts Assistant - £17,000 - £26,000
  •    Accounts/Finance Assistance - £18,000 - £23,000
  •    Accounts/Payroll Administrator - £16,000 - £23,000
  •    Accounts Clerk - £20,000 - £25,000
  •    Assistant Accountant - £20,000 - £23,500
  •    Bookkeeper - £22,000 - £32,000
  •    Credit Controller - £18,000 - £38,000
  •    Sage Bookkeeper - £21,000 - £28,000
  •    Office and Accounts Administrator - £20,000 - £30,000
  •    Payroll Administrator - £16,000 - £28,000
  •    Purchase Ledger Clerk - £18,000 - £22,000

(Source: Payscale)

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