Curriculum Guideline

Computer Applications for Accounting

Effective Date:
Course Code
ACCT 1222
Computer Applications for Accounting
Commerce & Business Administration
Start Date
End Term
Not Specified
Semester Length
15 Weeks X 4 Hours Per Week = 60 Hours
Max Class Size
Contact Hours
Lecture 2 hours/week Seminar 2 hours/week
Method Of Instruction
Methods Of Instruction

Lecture and practical applications, conducted exclusively in a computer lab and/or on-line.

Course Description
This course will introduce the student to the concepts and practices of computerized accounting using QuickBooks and Sage 50 Accounting software. Students will obtain a working knowledge of Financial Statements, General Ledger, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Bank Reconcilation, Payroll and Projects for both a service and merchandise company in a computerized environment.
Course Content

1.1  Introduce QuickBooks.
1.2  Set up general ledger accounts, customer and vendor profiles.
1.3  Record day-to-day transactions and adjusting entries in the vendor, customer and company module.
1.4  Process payments for both manual and computer generated cheques.
1.5 Print journals, general ledger reports, aged analysis, trial balance and financial statements.

2.1  Introduce Sage 50 Accounting along with use of security options.
2.2  Create a new company or use predefined templates.
2.3  Set up the General Ledger, entering Budgets and Chart of Accounts; process day-to-day and adjusting entries.
2.4  Print journals, general ledger reports and trial balance.
2.5  Generate financial statements.
2.6  Export and import the Chart of Accounts to and from Excel; export Reports to Excel.
2.7  Perform month-end and year-end procedures. Print post-closing Trial Balance.
2.8  Prepare Bank Reconciliation.

3.1  Activate and set up the Accounts Receivable module.
3.2  Process day-to-day transactions, including invoices, cash receipts and adjustments.
3.3  Perform period-end processing, including interest and write-offs.
3.4  Generate reports, including the aged receivable report.

4.1  Activate and set up the Accounts Payable module.
4.2  Process day-to-day transactions, including invoices and adjustments.
4.3  Process payments, both manual and computer generated cheques.
4.4  Generate reports, including the aged payables report.

5.1  Activate and set up the Payroll module.
5.2  Process day-to-day transactions, including adding employees and deductions.
5.3  Process payroll with correcting entries.
5.4  Generate reports.

6.1 Activate and set up the Project module.

6.2 Process day-to-day transactions using project tracking from journal entry, accounts receivable, accounts payable and payroll module.

6.3 Generate reports.

7. Activate and use of Departments.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, the successful student should be able to:

  1. Use QuickBooks to record: journal entries, cash, accounts receivable, accounts payable and produce financial statements.
  2. Set up and use the Sage 50 Accounting General Ledger module to produce financial reports and prepare a bank reconciliation.
  3. Set up and use the Sage 50 Accounting Accounts Receivable module.
  4. Set up and use the sage 50 Accounting Accounts Payable module.
  5. Set up and use the Sage 50 Accounting Payroll module.
  6. Set up and use Sage 50 Accounting Project module.
  7. Set up and use Departments, Security and Budgets.
Means of Assessment
Assignment(s) and Quiz(zes)  8%  
Comprehensive QuickBooks Examination 15%  
 Total QuickBooks    23%
Sage 50 Accounting    
Assignment(s) and Quiz(zes)   07-10%  
Tests  32-35%  
Comprehensive Sage 50 Accounting Examination       35%  
       Total Sage 50 Accounting    77%

 Students must write both examinations in order to obtain credit for the course.

To pass this course, students must obtain a minimum of 50% on invigilated assessments, with the 50% calculated on a weighted average basis.


Invigilated assessments include, in-class quizzes, in-class tests, midterm exam(s) and the final exam.

Textbook Materials

Textbooks and Materials to be Purchased by Students

 Christine Heaney, Using Intuit QuickBooks Premier 20XX for Windows, latest edition, Pearson Educational, as approved by the Accounting Department.

Freedman, H. and Smith, C.,  Learning Sage 50 Accounting by Sage Premium 20XX, latest edition, Thomson Nelson, as approved by the Accounting Department.

 Or other textbook(s) approved by the Accounting Department.

ACCT 1110 or ACCT 1235 text or equivalent.


(ACCT 1110 with a grade of C or better OR ACCT 1235 with a grade of C or better) AND (CSIS 1190 with a grade of C or better OR CSIS 2200 with a grade of C or better).


Courses listed here must be completed either prior to or simultaneously with this course:

  • No corequisite courses

Courses listed here are equivalent to this course and cannot be taken for further credit:

  • No equivalency courses
Which Prerequisite