Sage 50 Accounts (Ireland)


This Sage 50 Accounts course will help you learn how to process the finances of a business using this globally renowned accounting software.


This is a professional, interactive training course using the very latest version of Sage Accounts, and is designed for those who already have an understanding of manual bookkeeping processes. This is a ‘must-do’ course for anyone wanting to enhance their career working in a finance department in roles such as Accounts Assistant, Finance Assistant, Bookkeeper etc. It would also benefit business owners who manage their own financial records. Getting to grips with the latest version of Sage will help you impress potential employers and, with the format of the training, you’ll have skills that are immediately applicable to the workplace. Prior experience and understanding of manual bookkeeping and accounting procedures would be necessary. We can help you with this as we also provide Bookkeeping courses that will teach you all you need to know before starting our Sage 50 Accounts course.


Sage is a renowned business accounting programme, used regularly in businesses across the globe. During this interactive course you’ll be guided through how to complete various accounting tasks such as managing customer and supplier information, ledgers and double-entry processing, invoicing, bank reconciliation and more. Depending on how you prefer to train, you could study in one of our dedicated training centres across Ireland. With our Course Advisors and Trainers on hand to help, you’ll learn at a pace that suits you and will have the chance to do course revision from home.

No matter how you choose to study, you’ll have the full support and encouragement of our team  throughout your training. Once you’ve successfully completed the course you will have complete confidence in your ability to use this popular accountancy software as well as a prestigious Pitman Training certificate to verify your skills.

You could also consider the option of gaining the AAT ‘Using Accounting Software’ qualification if desired. All you need to do is discuss this with your Course Advisor.

  • Dynamic, interactive audio and visual instruction and demonstration using the latest technology
  • Full access to in-centre Trainers for one-to-one help and guidance
  • Guided introduction to the software structure and location of features
  • Guided exercises to assist you in consolidating your learning
  • Additional exercises to enhance your knowledge and simulate a workplace environment
  • Proven course content leading to Pitman Training Certification
  • Content specifically designed for those working with accounts in Ireland

There are 13 modules within this course and below you can read a full breakdown of what is involved in each:

Module 1 – Navigating the software, setting up company details, setting up the financial year, setting the program date, entering customer details and opening balances, entering supplier details and opening balances, backing up work, security and protection of data.

Module 2 – Restoring data, ledgers and double-entries in Sage, opening assets, liabilities and capital balances, budgets, opening balances in the nominal ledger and creating routine reports.

Module 3 – Stock adjustments, supplier invoices for goods and services, batch supplier invoices, error corrections and amending records.

Module 4 – Creating customer invoices, previewing and printing customer invoices, checking on activity in customer accounts, updating ledgers, generating customer letters, checking communication history and entering new product details.

Module 5 – Entering customer receipts for invoiced items, entering customer receipts for non-invoiced items, entering customer receipts for part payments, checking activity of account after part payment, producing statements for customers and using the ‘diary’ feature.

Module 6 – Processing payments made against supplier invoices, processing bank payments, entering petty cash payments, restoring the petty cash float, using the journal to correct errors, the structure of nominal accounts, new nominal accounts and creating a trial balance.

Module 7 – Reconciling monthly bank statements, printing and viewing bank reports and day books, reports criteria, audit trail, correcting basic entry errors as well as reconciling debtors and creditors control accounts.

Module 8 – Deleting obsolete records, memorise and recall features for invoices, prompt payment discounts, credit notes for sales and purchases and processing stock returns.

Module 9 – Payments on account, entering prompt payment discounts, entering bank receipts, memorise and recall with bank receipts, recurring entries and updating journals.

Module 10 – Adding users with restricted access, creating a new product package, creating a bill of materials, performing a stocktake, producing special price lists and creating a delivery address.

Module 11 – Deleting a price list, sales orders, updating the ledgers, adding a carriage charge, allocating stock, placing holds on orders and cancelling orders.

Module 12 – Purchase orders, marking purchase orders as “delivered”, updating the ledger, purchase order alternate address (drop-shipping), and recording part-delivery of orders.

Module 13 – VAT returns, trial balance, management accounts, budgets vs. actuals and year-end procedures.


The objective of this course is to give you the knowledge and confidence to record and carry out computerised accounting and bookkeeping processes using Sage 50 Accounts.

If you are new to finance or have limited experience of accounting, you could also consider upgrading your learning to a Pitman Training Diploma such as our Advanced Accounts Diploma or our Accounting Technician Diploma.

Both of these diplomas will provide you with a thorough learning programme in accounting, and enable you to study for higher level financial qualifications in the future.


Before starting this course we would recommend you already have a good, working knowledge of manual bookkeeping processes. It would also help if you have basic experience using the common Microsoft Office Excel programme.


Want to work in accounts and finance? Pretty much every business, large and small, needs knowledgeable people to help process the daily financial transactions and ensure everything is logged and recorded accurately.

This training course along with Pitman Training Certification will help you gain roles such as Accounts Assistant, Finance Assistant, Sales Ledger Clerk, Bookkeeper etc.

From here you can undertake additional training and work towards more senior finance positions such as Assistant Management Accountant, Finance Team Leader or Assistant Finance Manager