Bookkeeping Manual and Computerised QQI Level 5 Monday

Course Name - Book-keeping Manual and Computerised 5N1354

Award -Minor Award Level 5

Course Overview

The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skills and competence to produce and maintain accurate bookkeeping records for a range of organisations, using manual and computerised systems. 

It is suitable for:

  • Self-employed business owners who would like to understand and efficiently maintain their own book-keeping records to provide complete and accurate books of account for their accountant and gain a better understanding of their business performance for improved decision making.
  • Individuals working in one section of an accounts department of an organisation who would like to learn more about bookkeeping and understand the bigger picture with a view to changing roles or promotion.
  • Anyone wishing to learn about book-keeping for the first time with a view to changing careers.'

Course Content  

Learners will be able to: 

1 Explain the key terminology associated with the recording and maintenance of bookkeeping records, using manual and computerised systems 

2 Outline the advantages and disadvantages of a computerised system over a manual one for record keeping purposes 

3 Complete the books of first entry with appropriate VAT and departmental analysis from the information contained in a range of source documents to include; invoices, credit notes, bank records, petty cash vouchers 

4 Post the information from the daybooks to the appropriate accounts in the ledgers 

5 Extract a trial balance at the end of an accounting period 

6 Prepare a Bank Reconciliation Statement from data supplied 

7 Prepare the end-of-period VAT Return in accordance with the requirements of the Revenue Commissioners 

8 Process all tasks as per the manual ones using an accounts package, comparing manual and computerised results 

9 Analyse tasks completed making appropriate corrections to any errors and editing of data as directed 

10 Print a selection of reports after backing up computerised data on a suitable medium.

Entry Requirements (If Relevant, Garda Vetting Info etc )

None. Just an interest in book-keeping and availability to attend classes and devote the necessary time outside class to complete the work required for achievement. 

Tutor Biography 


Materials needed: pen, paper, calculator & folder with dividers