Accounting Software

Accounting Software Certificate of Completion


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Learn the basics of computerized accounting and the most common software applications used in bookkeeping.  This short, flexible certificate covers concepts and skills that are relevant to both business and personal pursuits.  If only some topics are of interest, courses may be also be taken individually.

All courses are offered in computer labs. Students are not required to bring their own computer to class.

  • Learn computerized accounting for your professional or personal life
  • Update your skills and earn a credential
  • Gain knowledge and techniques valued in any office setting
  • Learn bookkeeping skills to support your small business
  • Complete the 4 required courses (66 hours), 
  • Choose between one of the QuickBooks courses for your 4th course
  • Can be completed within 1 semester up to a maximum of 3 years

All courses are offered every semester.

Accounting Principles for Computers
Learn basic bookkeeping concepts and explore the terminology needed to effectively use software such as QuickBooks and Simply Accounting such as chart of accounts, accounts payable and receivable, the accounting cycle, and financial reporting.
Note: This is a good foundation course for those with no accounting software experience.
Course materials: Course materials will be available three days before class start date for students to print and bring to the first class.

Subject code: XCAC 10005 12 Hours. Fee: $279  
CRN 50011
2 classesJune 1 - 29 a.m. - 4 p.m.Sat., Sun.

Simply Accounting (Sage 50), Level 1
Examine the functions and applications of Simply Accounting ledgers, journals, and reports. This course focuses on the features and functions of the general ledger and accounts payable/receivable modules. Practice using the software by setting up a fictitious company and completing transactions and procedures involved in an accounting cycle.
Recommended Preparation: XCAC 10005 Accounting Principles for Computers
Course materials: Approx $50+GST at the BookStore

Subject code: XCAC 10002 18 Hours. Fee: $329  
CRN 500123 classesJune 7 - 99 a.m. - 4 p.m.Fri., Sat., Sun.

Simply Accounting (Sage 50), Level 2
Add to your Simply Accounting Level 1 skills by learning about the chart of accounts, creating a budget, setting up accounts for reconciliation, and using security features.  Practice handling inventory adjustments, receivable and payable discounts, repayments, customizing the payroll journal, disbursing vacation pay, creating fiscal year comparative reports, and handling dynamic data exchange.
Recommended Preparation: XCAC 10005 Accounting Principles for Computers; XCAC 10005 Simply Accounting (Sage 50), Level 1

Subject code: XCAC 10007 18 Hours. Fee: $329  
CRN 500173 classesJune 14 - 169 a.m. - 4 p.m.Fri., Sat., Sun.


Choose One for Certificate Completion

QuickBooks, Level 1
Explore this popular, time-saving software designed to make accounting transactions for small businesses simple and speedy. Use this program to track invoicing, accounts payable, accounts receivable, revenues, and expenses.
Recommended Preparation: XCAC 10005 Accounting Principles for Computers

Subject code: XCAC 10004 18 Hours. Fee: $329  
CRN 500163 classesJune 21 - 239 a.m. - 4 p.m.Fri., Sat., Sun.


QuickBooks Online Software
Explore this time-saving, cloud based software and learn how to make simple and speedy accounting transactions for small business while  accessing the database in real time on any computer with an internet connection.  Learn how to use this program to track invoicing, accounts payable, accounts receivable, revenues, and expenses.  This course is delivered in a face to face class.

Subject code: XCAC 10012 18 Hours. Fee: $329  Not offered in Spring & Summer 2019
CRN 303856 classesMar. 11 - 276 p.m. - 9 p.m.Mon., Wed.



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For information about this program:
403.440.6861 or 1.888.392.3655
Mount Royal University, 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW, Calgary AB T3E 6K6

Customize this program for your organization through our Corporate Training department.

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