The Bookkeeping Manual and Computerised module will equip the learner with the knowledge, skills and competence to produce and maintain accurate bookkeeping records for a range of organisations, using manual and computerised systems.
- To facilitate the learner acquiring an understanding of basic bookkeeping concepts and terminology
- To enable the learner to acquire the knowledge and skills to record business transactions, post to the ledgers and draw up a trial balance using both a manual and a computerised accounts package
- To enable the learner to appreciate the advantages of computerised accounts and be aware of the various accounts packages available
- To identify and appreciate the importance of data accuracy and confidentiality in financial transactions
- To assist the learner to develop the academic and vocational language, literacy and numeracy skills related to Bookkeeping Manual and Computerised through the medium of the indicative content
- To enable the learner to take responsibility for his/her own learning.
This course enables the learners to acquire skills and practical knowledge of basic bookkeeping. At the end of the course is expected from students understanding of the following:
- Record business transactions
- Post to the ledgers and draw up a trial balance using both a manual and a computerised accounts package
- Data accuracy and confidentiality in financial transactions
- Debit, Credit, Debtors and Creditors, Double Entry Bookkeeping; Books of First Entry, Ledgers, Trial Balance, VAT, etc.
- Summary of Cash Payments in the Petty Cash
- Period Trial Balance
- VAT Return
- Summary of Supplier Activity
- Summary of Customer Activity
- Nominal Account Activity
- Possible career paths include: Bookkeeper, credit controller, finance assistant or finance administrator across multiple industries.
Learning Outcomes Learners will be able to:
- Explain the key terminology associated with the recording and maintenance of bookkeeping records, using manual and computerised systems.
- Outline the advantages and disadvantages of a computerised system over a manual one for record-keeping purposes.
- Complete the books of first entry with appropriate VAT and departmental analysis from the information contained in a range of source documents to include; invoices, credit notes, bank records, petty cash vouchers.
- Post the information from the daybooks to the appropriate accounts in the ledgers.
- Extract a trial balance at the end of an accounting period.
QQI Level 5 Bookkeeping Manual & Computerised Minor Award
The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skills, and competence to produce and maintain accurate bookkeeping records for a range of organisations, using manual and computerised systems.
The minimum age is 17 Years. All learners must have a good standard of English.
Continuous assessment – consists of a project and a practical exam.