This package is where you start and consists of three courses. You’ll begin with the Accounting Fundamentals Course to learn accounting terminology, the accounting cycle, understand Debits and Credits of Journal Entries, record daily business transactions of revenue, expenses and payroll, and experience how to prepare Financial Statements of a Balance Sheet, Income Statement and Trial Balance.
After completing the Accounting Fundamentals Course, you then proceed to learn and experience the Sage 50 Accounting Program. The Sage 50 Accounting Level 1 Course starts with learning to navigate in the program, and to create and set up a new company. Then you’ll move into settings to learn how to automate features and functions, and to customize the company’s Chart of Accounts. You’ll learn to record daily business transactions in journals such as the General Journal, Revenues and Sales Invoices, Expenses and to pay bills, Sales Tax payments, Banking Transactions, and you’ll complete a business’s month end of Financial Statements and Reporting.
After completing the Sage 50 Accounting Level 1 Course, you will proceed onto the Sage 50 Accounting Level 2 Course to learn more features and topics of setting up and completing payroll, inventory transactions and management, projects and job costing, company budgets, departmental accounting and a business’s fiscal year-end with adjusting transactions.
Our instructional video tutorials offer more than just demonstrations of performing daily accounting transactions, they provide information on bookkeeping and office procedures, all Canadian content, best practices examples, and many consultants’ tips and tricks.
This course is different from any other online or classroom course, as we at Simply Training always remain current in the accounting industry, provide all Canadian content with taxes, CRA rules and regulations, and training techniques as we understand how people learn best! We don’t waste your time with filler courses; we provide you with what you need to succeed in today’s offices and businesses. We also do not leave you in the dark; you are assigned an instructor to contact for the duration of the course to help you with set-up and questions you may have.
This course simply provides exceptional value! Join the thousands of Canadian office workers, Bookkeepers, Accountants and Business Owners who have completed our courses successfully and are now working as a Bookkeeper efficiently and confidently. Ensure to read our testimonials of students who have completed the course and how it has helped them in finding work or have started their own business.
All course materials are included in the course fee (no additional costs) and are as follows:
- Course Outlines and the Get Started Guides for all three courses
- Assigned instructor for support and to answer questions
- Accounting Fundamentals Course Instructional lesson video tutorials and exercises
- Sage 50 Accounting Level 1 Instructional lesson video tutorials (13 hours of videos)
- Sage 50 Accounting Level 1 hands-on, step-by-step exercises and resources
- Sage 50 Accounting Level 2 Instructional lesson video tutorials (12 hours of videos)
- Sage 50 Accounting Level 2 hands-on, step-by-step exercises and resources
- Sage 50 Accounting 2020 Students Program (for educational use only)
- 6 months course access, at anytime from anywhere
- Certificate upon completion of each course
Requirements & FAQ
What are the prerequisites? There are no prerequisites to take this course.
Who should take this course? Anyone who is looking to start a career in bookkeeping or currently working in an office and would like to advance their knowledge. Also, anyone who is new to Sage 50 Accounting and wants to learn to use the program proficiently (office staff, assistants, data-entry personal, Bookkeepers, Accountants) or for anyone who wants to update their Sage 50 Accounting skills and learn the new automated features to help save time.
When can I get started? You can get started on this course anytime your schedule permits.
How does this course work? Once registered, you will receive a welcome email from your instructor with your login to access the courses student pages and to get started. On the course page, lessons are structured in an easy step-by-step format, with the Getting Started Guide and lessons comprising of materials, instructional videos, exercises and resources.
Where can I access the course from? This course is online with 24/7 access from anywhere using a computer with internet connection.
How long does the course take? You have six-months access to the courses; an access expiry date is assigned at registration. The hours to complete all three courses is approximately 85 hours. On average, for people who are not working will complete the course in four weeks. For people who are working, on average it takes eight to twelve weeks to complete.
How Do the Video Tutorials Work? The instructional video tutorials are accessed from the course students page and are easy to view. The videos can be viewed multiple times to learn at your own pace and schedule. To experience the level of content and quality of our videos, go to our YouTube channel and view our free videos.
Which Sage 50 Accounting Program does this course use? The course exercises use the Sage 50 Accounting 2020 Students Program (Premium). The Students Program is provided for students to gain experience using the software. Today Businesses use the 2020 program and we help our students to be prepared and job ready.
Which Sage 50 Accounting Program is this course applicable to? This course is applicable to all Sage 50 Accounting Canadian Programs: Sage 50 Accounting 2020, Sage 50cloud (2019 re-named), Sage 50 Accounting 2019 to 2013 and Simply Accounting 2012. To the Editions of Sage 50 Pro, Premium, Quantum (Enterprise).
Note: In 2019 Sage 50 Accounting changed the name to Sage 50cloud, there is no difference, only a name change. The name change is to reflect the add-on of cloud solutions available to use with the program. It is still a desktop program. Also, Simply Accounting is the same program as Sage 50 Accounting Canadian, the name was changed in 2012.
What are the Computer Requirements?
- A computer with Windows 8.1 or 10 (Desktop or Laptop)
- Internet connection
- Video player to view videos
- Adobe Reader to read and save PDF documents
- Printer to print documents
Note: A MAC computer can be used for this course, if it has the Windows OS installed on it. MAC computers use the program Apple Boot Camp to partition the hard drive and Windows OS is installed on the partitioned drive. We encourage setup to be completed by an IT professional and additional fees may apply.
Who’s the Instructor? Sue du Puy shares 30+ years of business, accounting and bookkeeping experience with you. She has consulted and trained hundreds of Bookkeepers, Accountants and Business Owners across Canada and beyond, she is an expert on the Sage 50 Accounting Program. Sue cares about her students and is committed to ensure they learn the skills needed and prepares them in moving their career to the next level.
How do I contact the instructor for questions or if I need help? Your instructor is there to ensure you succeed in the course and is in communication with you through-out the course. For all courses, students submit their exercise reports, the instructor reviews the reports and provides feedback. You can also contact your instructor by phone or email and we also provide remote support to students as needed.
Do I Receive a Certificate? Yes, students receive a certificate who successfully complete required exercises.
Do you provide verifiable hours for CPD (Continuing Professional Development) credits? Yes, we provide students with a letter upon request.
How Do I Register? We offer easy online registration, select the Register button on the page. We accept payment with Visa, MasterCard, PayPal, e-Transfer and Cheques. We do not accept American Express.
Registration and payments are secure, and we do not share or sell your information. If you prefer to register over the phone, please give our office a call (855) 422-5861.