Accounting Manual & Computerised L5

Business, Accounting & Governance

  • Overview
  • Entry Requirements
  • Principal Areas of Study
  • Assessment & Award
  • Career/Academic Progression
  • Timetable

This Accounting Manual and Computerised Level 5 Course  is designed to enable the learner to understand the principles and practice of maintaining financial records manually and using integrated accounting software.  The course is designed for those with a basic knowledge of computers and an interest in accounting.  It will enable the learner  to carry out a range of accounting procedures, to include forecasts, budgets, producing accounts, reports, and calculations.  

How will you the Learner Benefit?

  • Gain a valuable qualification and provide the opportunity for clearly defined career path
  • Gain the skills, knowledge and competence of manual and computerised accounts
  • Develop an understanding of the principles of accounting
  • Gain an understanding of  a range of accounting terms and ratios
  • Learn how to carry out a range of accounting procedures
  • Learn how to prepare financial statements both manually and computerised

Payroll Module
The Payroll course provides the knowledge and understanding required to work in a payroll function.  It will complement the Manual & Computerised accounts course and provide wider opportunities for employment.

  • Gain the knowledge and skills to maintain payroll records in small/medium organisations.
  • Gain the essential and appropriate terminology associated with personal taxation
  • Appreciate the importance of accuracy and security in preparing and maintaining payroll
  • Understand how the cumulative, emergency and temporary tax systems operate.
  • Understand Data Protection

Manual & Computerised Accounts

Accounting Manual & Computerised is designed for those with a basic knowledge of computers and an interest in accounting.  No previous academic or accountancy qualifications are required to study for this qualification - it is suitable for those aspiring to work or already working in the following areas:

  • A Junior Bookkeeper
  • Are you a Trainee Accountant in an Accounting organisation
  • Are you working as an Accounts Clerk
  • Are you considering a change of career
  • Are you a Jobseeker looking for a clearly defined career path

Call our Course Advisor if you require further details: 01)830967

This Accounting Manual and Computerised Level 5 Course  is designed to enable the learner to understand the principles and practice of maintaining financial records manually and using integrated accounting software.  The course is designed for those with a basic knowledge of computers and an interest in accounting.

Accounting Principles 

  • Explain the principles of double entry bookkeeping
  • List the books of prime entry
  • Define: assets, liabilities, debtors, creditors, capital.
  • Define:  shareholder, share capital, dividend and debenture
  • Distinguish: sole trader, partnership, limited company
  • Summarise a range of accounting standards
  • Outline the role of the auditor
  • Explain the purposes of financial forecasts and budgets

Accounting Practice

  • Process the following adjustments; accruals, prepayments, depreciation, bad debts
  • Calculate depreciation using a range of methods
  • Value stock using a range of methods
  • Extract a Trial Balance
  • Prepare: a debtors and creditors control account, and a bank reconciliation
  • Produce a profit and loss account for: sole trader, partnership, limited company
  • Produce a balance sheet for a sole trader, a partnership
  • Calculate a range of ratios for: liquidity, profitability, efficiency
  • Complete budgets and forecasts
  • Computer Principles

Computer Systems in an accounts environment

  • Hardware and Software / Operating Systems / File Management
  • Computerised versus Manual Accounts
  • Data Accuracy, Security and Confidentiality
  • Antivirus Protection Software
  • Data Protection Act

Computerised Practice

  • Set up company parameters
  • Enter opening balances /enter budget figures
  • Extract variances between actual and budget figures
  • Transactions: Sales, Purchases, Returns, Payments, Receipts
  • Process correction of errors, contra entries
  • Process adjustments: accruals, prepayments, depreciation, bad debts & stock adjustments
  • Reconcile Bank account with Bank Statement
  • Extract Trial Balance
  • VAT Returns; Bi-monthly and Annual
  • Financial Statements; Trading Profit and Loss account, Balance Sheet
  • Copy of back-up data files / Restore Data Files

Payroll Introduction

  • Computer Principles
  • Computer Payroll
  • Data Protection

The introduction to Payroll will provide the skills and knowledge required to support the payroll function. It will complement the Accounting Manual & Computerised course and provide wider opportunities for employment. (Dorset College Certificate)

Manual & Computerised Accounts

Accountng Manual & Computerised Accounts
A combination of module appropriate assessment procedures will facilitate the assessment of learning outcomes of this course. These methods will include a combination of final written examinations and continuous assessment processes such as assignments, collection of work, learner records, projects and skills demonstration as follows:.

Students take Two Assignments = 60%
Practical Assignments Examination = 40%

Credit Value
A total Credit Value of 15 Applies to this Award

Award
Manual & Computerised Accounts Level 5 Minor Award (5N1348)
Awarded by: Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI)

A Dorset College Certificate of Attendance will apply to the introduction to Payroll. The aim of this is to to provide the skills and knowledge required to support the payroll function. It will complement the Accounting Manual & Computerised course and provide wider opportunities for employment.

 

Progression Opportunities
This course provides an excellent foundation for: ACCA Diploma in Accounting & Business Programme

The QQI Manual & Computerised Accounts level 5 Minor Award  will provide learners with the knowledge and understanding required to work in accountancy support roles and is an ideal introduction into accountancy. 

It is complemented with an introduction to Payroll which will broaden the job opportunities for those who successfully complete the course - the Payroll module is not part of the QQI certification.

Transfer & Progression
This valuable Qualification will enable learners to apply with confidence for job oppotunites in any organisation and apply the skills in both manual and computerised accounts effectively. Learenrs can progress their career to support and maintain payroll records in small/medium organisations

Achievement of the QQI Manual & Computerised Accounts level 5 Minor Award  will enable the learner to transfer from one programme of education and training to other appropriate programmes leading to awards at the same level,  Learners can progress to the ACCA Diploma in Accoiunting & Business at Dorset College or other programmes on the National Framework of Qualifications. 

Timetable: Manual & Computerised Accounts Level 5 - 2017

Day - Monday Date & Time18.30 - 21.30

October
Bank Holiday

16th, 23rd
30 October (No Class)
November
 
06th, 13th, 20th & 27th
December
 
04th & 11th
18th to 02 January Christmas Holidays
January 2018 08th, 15th & 23rd
Saturday Workshop X 3 From: 09.30 - 15.30 p.m.

This Timetable may be subject to change.

 

Course Details

Accounting Manual & Computerised L5 [Part-Time]

Start Dates: Monday from 10/16/17 to 1/22/18

Code SEC-ACC
Duration 11 + 3 Sats
Price €750.00
Non EU Cost €750.00
Comments Course Time: 18.30-21.30 p.m + 3 Saturdays 09.30 - 15.30 p.m. Exam Fee: €40.00.

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