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Sage Pastel Intro to Bookkeeping  


This comprehensive training programme covers the basic bookkeeping terms and concepts, show how to deal with basic bookkeeping documents and how to use them in a manual accounting system.

This course has been designed for learners who are required to work on any of the Pastel Accounting software packages, and who have had little or no exposure to bookkeeping.


Learners need to have Mathematical Literacy or Standard 8/Grade 10 Mathematics to complete this course.


R5200 Incl Vat (Per Person, Includes Manual)

PLEASE NOTE: Learnfast serves a full lunch during break as well as coffee, tea and biscuits as part at no extra cost. We also cater for special meals.


2 Days (08:30 - 16:00)

Skill Level

  • Beginners

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Important Notes

  • Students are to be at the training venue by 08h00 in preparation for a 08h30 start time.
  • Learnfast retains the right to change this calendar without any notification.
  • Bookings are only confirmed upon receipt of the proof of payment or an official company purchase order for the full amount of the training.
  • For full day courses Learnfast will supply you with the relevant training material. A desktop computer to use for the training (where applicable), tea/coffee and a full lunch for full day InClass training hosted at Learnfast only. Catering is not included for OnSite training and laptop is available for hire at an additional cost if required.
  • Cancellation or rescheduling requests must be in writing and reach us via fax or email at least 5 (five) working days prior to the course commencement date. Full course fees may be retained for no shows or requests within 5 working days prior to commencement.
  • Although we go to great lengths to ensure that all training proceeds as scheduled, Learnfast reserves the right to cancel or postpone dates if we require to do so and undertake to inform clients in writing and telephonically of these changes.
  • Learnfast suggests clients wait until a week prior to course commencement that a course has been confirmed to go ahead as scheduled before booking flight and accommodation. Learnfast is NOT responsible for cost associated with cancellation of classes such as flight and accommodation for clients.

1. Bookkeeping Introduction

  • The different types of companies in South Africa
  • What is accounting / bookkeeping?
  • The bookkeeping and accounting cycle
  • The accounting equation
  • Transactions and accounts

2. Value Added Tax (VAT)

  • What is VAT?
  • The different VAT categories
  • VAT Processing
  • Calculating VAT
  • The mark-up, gross margin and VAT
  • Completing the VAT 201 report

3. Source Documents

  • Source documents
  • Receipts
  • Deposit books / slips
  • Cheque counterfoils
  • Petty cash vouchers
  • Tax invoices
  • Credit notes / returns

4. Inventory

  • Inventory systems
  • Costing methods

5. Subsidiary Journals

  • Introduction
  • Cashbook journals
  • The cashbook receipts journal
  • The cashbook payments journal
  • Petty cash journals
  • Creditors and creditors allowances journals
  • Debtors and debtors allowances journals
  • The general journal
  • Reconciling your journals

6. General Ledger

  • Different sections of a general ledger
  • Posting to the general ledger
  • Closing off ledger accounts

7. The Trial Balance

  • Integrated inventory
  • Post from your general ledger to your trial balance

8. The Statement of Income

  • Posting to your statement of income

9. The Statement of Financial Position

  • Posting to your statement of financial position

10. Bank Reconciliation

  • Introduction
  • The bank reconciliation process
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