Computerised Bookkeeping

Duration (4 study options)

  • Saturday mornings (08:30 – 12:30) for a period of 9 weeks, or
  • Saturday afternoons (13:00 – 16:00)  for a period of 12 weeks, or
  • Monday and Wednesday evenings (17:30 – 19:30) for a period of 9 weeks

About this subject

Computerised bookkeeping is a subject component for the various ICB accounting programmes.  These programmes are the National Certificate in Bookkeeping, FET Certificate in Bookkeeping, National Diploma Technical Financial Accounting and the National Diploma Financial Accounting. 

It is essential that a Bookkeeper is able to work effectively on a computer. To successfully pass Computerised Bookkeeping, students need to demonstrate competence in basic business computing and using a computerised accounting package.

This subject focuses on Pastel accounting and also includes the completion of the monthly bookkeeping cycle on Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint.

This subject is one of the 4 modules that make up the National Certificate in Bookkeeping.

Programme outline

The following topics will be covered in the programme:

  • Installation and registration of Pastel Partner
  • Understanding the Pastel “language” and navigation
  • Creating and setting up a company
  • Create and maintain general ledger accounts
  • Create and maintain supplier and customer accounts
  • Create and maintain inventory items
  • Take on balances and journals
  • Supplier and customer processing
  • Cashbook, petty cash and journal processing
  • Month-end and year-end procedures