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Online Peachtree® Computer Applications in Accounting Certificate

Program Overview

Penn Foster Career School’s Peachtree® Computer Applications in Accounting Certificate Program will take you step-by-step through the widely-used accounting software, Peachtree®. This online program is designed for students who have previous academic or work-related experience in accounting. Completion of the program will increase your aptitude in the field of accounting, and help you take the next step towards your career goals.

Curriculum Details

Program Goal and Outcomes

Program Goal

The Computer Applications in Accounting - Peachtree Certificate program teaches the student how to use the accounting software, Peachtree by Sage. Students learn how to execute accounting tasks using Peachtree software.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Install the Peachtree accounting software
  • Print reports and back up data files using Peachtree
  • Record, post, and complete the accounting cycle for a service and merchandising enterprise using an automated accounting system
  • Understand how to analyze the business flow of transactions in automated accounting systems, including customer lists, vendor files, inventory records, and employee files
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the voucher system, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll systems, and departmentalized accounting
  • Analyze and solve management accounting problems relating to operations and business profitability and financial reporting
  • Understand and use Excel, including its simple and complex formulas and functions, as well as its ability to incorporate useful charts and graphs

Course 1

Computer Applications in Accounting - Peachtree®

This course will introduce you to two popular accounting software programs—Peachtree® and Excel.® You’ll explore how these business software tools are used to solve problems and enhance small-business decision making. You’ll also learn to apply accounting principles in business applications.

  • Operate Peachtree® effectively: print reports and back up data files.
  • Record, post, and complete the accounting cycle for a service and merchandising enterprise using an automated accounting system.
  • Analyze the business flow of transactions in automated accounting systems, including customer lists, vendor files, inventory records, and employee files.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the voucher system, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll systems, and departmentalized accounting.
  • Analyze and solve management accounting problems relating to operations and business profitability and financial reporting.
  • Create and use simple and complex formulas and functions in Excel.®
  • Incorporate useful charts and graphs using Excel.®
Additional Course Materials

Textbook: Computer Accounting with Peachtree® by Sage Complete Accounting

Software: Exploring Peachtree® Accounting

You will need high-speed internet access to begin your program. You will need access to a Microsoft® Windows® based computer running Windows® XP SP3 or later, and an email account to complete your program with Penn Foster.

We reserve the right to change program content and materials when it becomes necessary.
Microsoft, Windows, and Excel are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation registered in the United States of America and/or other jurisdictions.
Peachtree is a trademark of Sage Software, Inc. registered in the United States of America and/or other jurisdictions.

Sample Lesson

To view a Peachtree® Computer Applications in Accounting sample lesson, click here.

Peachtree® Computer Applications in Accounting Program Details

Penn Foster Career School will help you gain a working knowledge on how to use Peachtree® for accounting.

State Licensing Information

Licensing and/or certification requirements for jobs in this field are not the same in every state and may include educational, testing, and/or experiential requirements beyond those offered by your Penn Foster Program. You should contact the state professional licensing board or similar regulatory body in the state(s) where you plan to work to determine their requirements before enrolling in your Program. Please click here for contact information for state licensing/regulatory boards and certain industry licensing information.

online Peachtree accounting certification

The Peachtree® Computer Applications in Accounting Certificate Online Program will teach you how to execute accounting tasks using the Peachtree® accounting software. Here are a few qualities that skilled accountants have in common:

  • Detail oriented: It’s important to have a sharp eye and check things twice.
  • Investigative: The challenge that comes with helping new and past clients is rewarding.
  • Analytical: You enjoy crunching numbers and critically thinking to solve a problem.
  • Independent: Make decisions and finish work on your own.

Penn Foster is a great way to get ahead in a career and the way the program was set up, even the busiest person can get through it. I'm so glad I found Penn Foster.

- Guiseppe S., Penn Foster graduate

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- Claudia W., Penn Foster Student

I just recently graduated. I would definitely recommend Penn Foster to others. Their support was tremendous. Thank you all for the encouragement.... Penn Foster rocks!!!

- Dahlia R., Penn Foster Graduate

Your program includes:

  • Learning aids, including Exploring Peachtree® Accounting software
  • Goal-setting and progress-tracking tools
  • Instructional support from our experienced faculty
  • Access 24/7 to Penn Foster’s online community, plus immediate membership in the Peachtree Computer Applications in Accounting academic group
  • Your personalized online student homepage and learning portal
  • Additional resources such as our online library and career guidance from Career Cruising

Is there software included in the Peachtree® Computer Applications in Accounting Certificate Program?

Yes. Exploring Peachtree® Accounting software is included with the program.

What will I get when I finish the Peachtree® Computer Applications in Accounting Certificate Program?

When you complete this program, you’ll receive a certificate of completion from Penn Foster Career School.

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The completion of a certificate-level program does not typically qualify a student for employment. Completion of this program may assist students who have previous academic or work related experience improve their chances for promotion or entry-level employment.

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