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CIMA

Sage 50 Certificate & Higher Certificate Package

What is the CIMA Accredited - Certificate in Sage 50 & Higher Certificate in Sage 50 Package?

This course, combined with CIMA Accredited Sage Certificate - Higher provides the full range of skills required by businesses to perform accounting functions effectively, using the most up-to-date version of Sage 50 Accounts Professional. (This is the premium of the Sage 50 suite and retails at over £1,200).

The CIMA Accredited Sage Higher Certificate includes two larger units of worked case studies. It provides the ability to use more complex functions within the accounting software, including accruals and prepayments, importing/exporting data, detailed departmental budgeting and forecasting, and the use of electronic submissions/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
Course Details

Is the CIMA Accredited - Certificate in Sage 50 & Higher Certificate in Sage 50 Package right for me?

This Higher Certificate course is ideal for anyone who has extensive use of the Sage 50 suite and an excellent understanding of accounting knowledge and principles.

What job could I get with a CIMA Accredited - Certificate in Sage 50 & Higher Certificate in Sage 50 Package?

Holding the CIMA accredited Sage certificate will increase employability prospects as many job adverts now include Sage 50 skills as a requirement or desired skill. The CIMA accredited Sage certificate provides a benchmarked standard that employers can trust. 

Why a study CIMA Accredited - Certificate in Sage 50 & Higher Certificate in Sage 50 Package with e-Careers?

  • Expand your knowledge of operating and controlling a computerised accounting system by moving forward into this higher level course. You will learn how to deal with complicated transactions and produce financial and management accounts manipulating data and making use of the ability to import and export data into the software.
  • The courses will provide the full range of practical skills required by businesses to perform accounting functions in the most effective way. You will learn how to get maximum benefit from Sage and the powerful information that is available.
  • This CIMA accredited Sage certificate provides a benchmarked standard that employers trust.
  • The course materials and activities are provided online, so you can study when and where suits you best, 24/7. 
  • The course is self-contained with self-assessments and a practice test followed by a final online assessment.

What are the CIMA Accredited - Certificate in Sage 50 & Higher Certificate in Sage 50 Package Modules?

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

CIMA Accredited - 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.

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.
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