Sage 50 Accounting Canada Sage 50 Accounting online training courses, accounting courses, bookkeeping coursesOnline Course 1

25 Course Hours   |   24/7 Online Access   |   Certificate Course   |   Assigned Instructor   |   Prerequisites: None   |   Course Fee: $375 CAD + Tax

Course Description

This course teaches you the simplicity of working in the Sage 50 Accounting 2024 Program, including Sage 50cloud, Sage 50 Pro, Sage 50 Premium, and Sage 50 Quantum.

You’ll begin by learning to navigate the Sage 50 program by creating a new company and working with their settings to understand how they affect the automation of features and functions in the program; you learn how to customize a company’s Chart of Accounts. Next, you’ll experience recording transactions in the various journals: General Journal entries, sales invoices, receipts, expenses, payments, credit card transactions, how to correct errors, sales tax payments, banking transactions, account reconciliation and learn to complete a business’s month-end of Financial Statements reporting.

Simply Training has years of experience designing courses and understand how people learn best! We do not teach from a book as many institutions do; we teach for experience and how businesses work today. Our instructional videos offer more than just demonstrations of recording transactions; they provide information on bookkeeping and office procedures and processes. We use only Canadian content and best practices; you will experience many Sage 50 tips and tricks.

This course provides the best value from any other Sage 50 Accounting course, as our hands-on exercises take you step-by-step to prepare you for working with Sage 50 Accounting in a business. In addition, you are assigned to an expert instructor to help you during the course and answer questions.

This course provides exceptional value! Join the thousands of Canadian office assistants, Bookkeepers, Accountants and Business Owners who have trained with us, completed courses, and are working today. Ensure to read our testimonials of our students who have completed courses and helped them find work, start their business, or streamline their bookkeeping and improve accuracy and data-entry time.

This Sage 50 Accounting Course 1 is included in the following course bundles for money savings:

Course Includes

All course materials are included in the course fee (no additional costs) and are as follows:

  • Course access for three (3) consecutive months, 24/7, from anywhere at any time
  • Course Outline and Getting Started Guide
  • Assigned instructor for support and to answer questions
  • Sage 50 Accounting Course 1 Instructional lesson video tutorials
  • Sage 50 Accounting Course 1 hands-on, step-by-step exercises and resources
  • Sage 50 Accounting 2024 Students Program (for educational use only)
  • Certificate upon completion

Course Topics

Sage 50 Accounting Canada Sage 50 Accounting online training courses, accounting courses, bookkeeping coursesCourse 1 Topics:

  • Navigating in Sage 50 Accounting (Canadian)
  • Creating a company in Sage 50 Accounting
  • Understanding the importance of Settings and Preferences and automating the company
  • Understanding and editing the Chart of Accounts
  • Understanding the purpose and use of Linked Accounts
  • Printing the Chart of Accounts
  • The General Journal and recording General Journal Entries
  • Service Items
  • Receivables Introduction and Customer Setup
  • Sales Invoices, Customer Payments and Sales Receipts
  • Customer management and maintenance
  • Accounts Receivable Reporting
  • Payables Introduction and Vendors Setup
  • Recording Purchases, Bills and Expenses
  • Processing Payments by Cheque, EFT, e-transfers, and Credit Cards
  • Vendor management and maintenance
  • Accounts Payable Reporting
  • Credit Cards Charges and Payments
  • Learn how to un-do and adjust transactions to avoid errors
  • Recurring Transactions and other time-saving features
  • Sales Tax Reporting and Payments
  • Banking Transactions: Transfer Funds and Deposit Slips
  • Bank Account Reconciliation
  • Banking Reports
  • Financial Statement Reporting: Trial Balance, Income Statement, Balance Sheet
  • Report Centre and generating many reports
  • Daily processes and Month-end procedures
  • Importance of Database Management and company Backups

Course Requirements & FAQ

What are the prerequisites? There are no prerequisites to take this course.

Who should take this course? Anyone new to Sage 50 Accounting wants to learn to use the program proficiently (office staff, assistants, data-entry personnel, Bookkeepers, Accountants) or anyone who wants to update their Sage 50 Accounting skills and learn the automated features that save time. Registrants should be proficient in English, reading, writing and oral.

When can I get started? You can get started on this course anytime your schedule permits.

How do courses work? Once you submit your registration, we begin processing it, and your account login is set up. Next, you will receive your login email to access the course and get started. Once on the course page, lessons are laid out step-by-step, with a Getting Started Guide and the course syllabus.

Where can I access the course from? This course is online with 24/7 access from anywhere using a computer with an internet connection.

How long does the course take? Your login account provides access to the course for three (3) consecutive months; you are assigned an access expiry date in your login email. The hours to complete the course are approximately 25 hours, including reading lesson material, completing and submitting exercises and viewing videos. Therefore, you schedule 25 course hours within the three (3) months.

How Do the Videos Work? The instructional videos are streamed and accessed from the course page. They are easy to view on a computer using a video player. Videos can be viewed multiple times to learn at your own pace and schedule.

Which Sage 50 Accounting Program is used in this course? The course exercises use the Sage 50 Accounting 2024 Premium Students Program. The Students Program is provided to registered students and assists them in gaining experience working in Sage 50 and preparing students to be job-ready.

Which Sage 50 Accounting Program is this course applicable to?  The course applies to all Sage 50 Accounting Canadian Programs: Sage 50 Cloud Accounting, Sage 50 Pro, Premium and Quantum Accounting. Sage 50 Accounting 2024-2013 and Simply Accounting 2012.

Note: In 2019, Sage 50 Accounting changed its name to Sage 50 Cloud. The core program is the same in all Sage 50 Accounting programs; the word Cloud is only a name change and is Sage’s Subscription pricing model. The term Cloud reflects specific add-on online solutions that can be used with the program. It is still a desktop program with add-on cloud solutions, allowing businesses to have the option to work on or offline. Also, Simply Accounting is the same program as Sage 50 Accounting; the name was changed in 2012.

What are the Computer Requirements?

  • A Windows computer with Windows 8.1, 10 or 11 (Desktop or Laptop)
  • Internet connection
  • Video player to view videos
  • Adobe Reader to read and save PDF documents
  • Printer to print documents (printing materials are at your discretion)

Note: This course requires a Windows OS computer. If you want to use a MAC computer, you must use a Parallel program to partition the hard drive and install the Windows OS for MAC. You will have additional setup fees and may need to enlist the help of a professional IT person specializing in MAC computers. It is easier to use a Windows OS computer.

Who’s the Instructor? Sue Dupuy shares 35+ years of business, accounting and bookkeeping experience. She currently consults and trains hundreds of office staff, Bookkeepers, Accountants and Business Owners across Canada and beyond; she is an expert on the Sage 50 Accounting Program. Sue is passionate about her students and committed to ensuring all students learn the skills to prepare them to advance in their careers.

How do I contact the instructor for questions or if I need help? Your instructor is there to help you succeed and communicates with you throughout the course. Students will submit exercises; they are reviewed, and feedback is provided. Your instructor is available by phone or email and offers remote support.

Do I Receive a Certificate? Yes, students receive a certificate after completing the course exercises and quizzes.

Do you provide Verifiable hours for CPD credits? Yes, we provide students with a letter upon request.

How Do I Register? Registration is easy and online; on the course page, select the Register button, read the terms and conditions, complete the students and billing information, make payment and submit. We accept payment by Visa, MasterCard, and e-Transfer. We do not accept Debit or American Express.

We also take phone registration to make payments by cheque, Visa or MasterCard; please call our office Toll-Free at (855) 422-5861.

Registration and payments are secure, and we do not share or sell your information to anyone or any company for any reason.

This course is open to anyone who wants to move to the next level in their understanding and using of the Sage 50 Accounting program proficiently (office staff, data-entry clerks, bookkeepers, accountants). Also for anyone who wants to update their Sage 50 Accounting skills and learn the new automated features to help save them time and money.