Online Computer Applications in Accounting - Sage 50 Certification | Penn Foster Career School

Online Computer Applications in Accounting - Sage 50® Certificate

Program Overview

Penn Foster Career School’s Computer Applications in Accounting - Sage 50® Certificate Program will take you step-by-step through the widely-used accounting software, Sage 50.® 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

To teach students how to use the accounting software, Sage 50, and how to execute accounting tasks using Sage 50® software.

Program Outcomes

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

  • Explain how to install, register, and update the Sage 50® accounting software
  • Print reports and back up data files using Sage 50®
  • 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

Course 1

Starting Your Program

Succeed by learning how to use your Penn Foster program.

Objectives:

  • Understand how to use your Student Portal.
  • Access the Penn Foster Community and use it to find answers.
  • Connect with Penn Foster on various social media sites.

Course 1

Computer Applications in Accounting

This course builds on concepts learned in Financial and Managerial Accounting and covers Sage 50® Accounting. Combines real-world accounting systems and examples with computer-based solutions. The course is a blend of problem solving, reading, case projects, and computer applications to problems encountered in today’s accounting environment.

Objectives:

  • Explain how to install, register, and update the Sage 50® accounting software
  • Print reports and back up data files using Sage 50®
  • 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
Additional Course Materials

Textbook: Computer Accounting with Sage 50®


Computer Specifications
As you know this is an online academic program. This means you will need high-speed internet access to begin your program. In addition, you will need access to a Microsoft® Windows® based computer running Windows 7® or later or an Apple® Mac® computer running OS X® or later, and an email account to participate in and complete your program.

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 Computer Applications in Accounting - Sage 50® sample lesson, click here.

Computer Applications in Accounting - Sage 50® Program Details

Penn Foster Career School will help you gain a working knowledge on how to use Sage 50® 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 accounting certification

The Computer Applications in Accounting - Sage 50® Certificate Online Program will teach you how to execute accounting tasks using the Sage 50® 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 Sage 50® software and Computer Accounting with Sage 50® textbook
  • 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 Computer Applications in Accounting - Sage 50® Certificate Program?

Yes. Sage 50® software is included with the program.

What will I get when I finish the Computer Applications in Accounting - Sage 50® 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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