Call for application for a Professional Training on : SAGE50 AND QUICKBOOKS FOR ACCOUNTING PROFESSION

Dates : From 26th July to 05th August- 2022 EVENINGS
Venue : University of Rwanda, Gikondo Campus

1. Introduction

Sage Accounting is a cloud-based accounting software. With two affordable plans to choose from, Sage Accounting offers essential bookkeeping and accounting features, comprehensive reporting and inventory tracking. It has some advantages like enabling double-entry accounting, unlimited users with Sage Accounting (second-tier plan) and comprehensive reporting and inventory tracking.

On another hand, QuickBooks is user-friendly accounting software that tracks and organizes your financial information for you, eliminating manual data entry. It automates tasks such as bookkeeping, invoicing, time tracking, sales tax management, budgeting, bank reconciliation, and inventory management.

During this two-weeks’ training, trainees will get practical training on how to use the two accounting softwares.

2. Course content

The course content includes :

SAGE 50 :
Creating a company in Sage 50 Accounting
Understanding the importance of Settings and Preferences and automating the company
Understanding and editing the Chart of Accounts
Understanding the purpose and use of Linked Accounts
The General Journal and recording General Journal Entries
Service Items
Receivables Introduction and Customers setup
Sales Invoices, Customer Payments and Sales Receipts
Customer management and maintenance
Accounts Receivable Reporting
Payables Introduction and Vendors setup
Recording Purchases, Bills and Expenses
Processing Payments by Cheque, EFT, e-Transfers, and Credit Cards
Vendor management and maintenance
Accounts Payable Reporting
Learn how to un-do and adjust transactions to errors
Recurring Transactions and other time-saving features
Sales Tax Reporting and Payments
Banking transactions ; Transfer Funds and Deposit Slips
Bank Account Reconciliation
Banking Reports
Financial Statement Reporting : Trial Balance, Income Statement, Balance Sheet
Importance of Database Management and company Backups
Payroll Setup ; Incomes and Deductions
Employees Records
Inventory Reporting
Project Reporting
Company budgets and budget reports
Company’s Fiscal Year-End and Year-End Adjusting Entries
Fiscal Year-End Process and Reporting
Users and Security Rights
Using Single and Multi-User Modes

QuickBooks :
Keeping track of income, bills and expenses.
Printing Financial statements like Profit and loss Report, Balance sheet report and Statement of cash flows.
Creating invoices that can be mailed to customers or printed, and also tracking invoices.
Scanning, uploading and matching-up receipts with corresponding transactions.
Tracking Employees work hours and running payrolls.
Tracking inventory
Accepting payment online
Synchronizing with bank and credit card accounts.

3. Training methodology

This training will be run in a workshop style with a high degree of participants’ involvement. Adult learning methodologies will be employed, and participants will not be passive. Debate and open discussions will be encouraged. The trainer will use a mix of presentations to define and explain key concepts and practical exercises. Trainees are encouraged to bring their own laptops.

4. Certificate

EPRN will issue completion certificates to participants who will successfully attend the course and pass the course test.

Note : At the end of the course, the trainer will deliver a test, and ONLY participants who will get at least 60% will get the certificates. Others will be advised to wait until another training opportunity for the same course becomes available which they will attend free of charge (this chance is provided only once).

5. Training fees, venue, date and refreshments

• Members : 60,000 Rwf
• Non-members : 100,000 Rwf

This training will be held at University of Rwanda, Gikondo Campus (former SFB building) from 26th July to 05th August- 2022 (evening).

6. Payment process

Interested applicants are encouraged to pay the registration fees through the following bank details :
• Bank Account : 00040 06945750 07 RWF (Bank of Kigali)
• Title of the Account : Economic Policy Research Network
Register here

Scan the bank slip and send it to : OR bring the hard copy of bank slip to EPRN office at University of Rwanda- Gikondo Campus (former SFB).
You can also pay through MTN MOMO PAY (*182*8*1*030683#) or through PayPal on our website ( and notify us through

NB : Tailor-Made Course

We can also do this as tailor-made course to meet organization-wide needs.
If you need further clarifications, call us through : 0788357648 or write to us :

Kigali, 10/07/2022

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