Certified Training

Sage Pastel Accounting - Bookkeeping Fundamentals

Modules to be covered:

The different types of companies in South Africa

What is accounting / bookkeeping

The bookkeeping and accounting cycle

The accounting equation

Transactions and accounts

Value Added Tax (VAT)

What is VAT

The different VAT categories

VAT processing

Calculating VAT

The mark-up, gross margin and VAT

Completing the VAT201 report

Source Documents

Inventory systems

Costing methods

Subsidiary Journals

Introduction Cashbook journals

The cashbook receipts journal

The cashbook payment journal

Petty cash journals

Creditors and creditors allowances journals

Debtors and debtors allowances journals

The general journal

Reconciling your journals

The General Ledger

Different sections of the general ledger

Posting to the general ledger

Closing off ledger accounts

The Trail Balance

Integrated inventory

Post from your general ledger to your trail balance

The Statement of Income

Posting to your statement of income

The Statement of Financial Position

Posting to your statement of financial position

Bank Reconciliation

The bank reconciliation process

Duration:2 full days

09h00 – 16h30


Sage Pastel Accounting – Intermediate 



Preparing to install

Installing and registering Sage Pastel Partner V14

Working in the Demo Company

Open a company in Sage Pastel Partner V14

Navigate in Sage Pastel Partner V14 using the four navigation methods

Creating a New Company

Setting up a company

Using the Sage Pastel Partner V14 setup assistant

Auto Setup

Auto setup menu

Auto setup process

General Ledger


Create a purchase order

Goods received notes

Supplier invoices

Return and debit

Supplier journal

Customer Processing

Create a quotation

Sales orders

Tax invoices

Credit notes

Debit notes

Customer journals

Cash Book Processing Settings

Processing in the cashbook

Inter-account transfers

Monthly Processing

Customer monthly processes

Supplier monthly processes

Other monthly processes

Processing in cash book

Duration:4 full days

09h00 – 16h30


Sage Pastel Accounting – Advanced 


Functions in the File Menu

Consolidating companies

Export / Import

Data Integrity

Send and receive accountant data

Printer / font setup

Advanced Functions

User Setup

Creating a new entry type

Editing the tax box





Purchase of an asset

Tax in the general journal

Using a salaries and wages control account

Advanced Customer Functions

Multiple delivery addresses

Discounts and special prices

Make one for all feature

Processing an RD cheque

Accounting for bad debts

Mail merge feature

Advanced Supplier Functions

Additional cost invoices

Processing invoices with customs tax

Advanced Functions in the Change Menu

Delete history / clear files

Delete inactive Customers / Suppliers

Open item / balance forward conversions

Reconcile / unreconcile cash book

Renumber codes

Block Customers / Suppliers assistant

Advanced Functions in the Utility Menu

Control centre

Microsoft Office integration

Other Advanced Functions

Forms designer

Inventory selling price adjustment

Sage Pastel Report Writer

Identifying the different syntaxes

General Ledger Report Writer

Duration:2 full days

09h00 – 16h30


Sage Pastel Payroll - PCA 


Module 1 – Payroll Legislation

The A-Z on effectively running the payroll office

All you need to know about the Acts that govern payroll

Company policy and the responsibility of the payroll administrator

Termination procedures

Reconciling tax and performing your own payroll audit

NB:  This module encompasses only the theory (legislation), and not the practical system application

Module 2 – Basic Software

How to create your payroll company and ensuring that it is set up correctly the first time round

How to create and link cost centres, pay points, job codes and occupations

How to create employees and maintaining employee data

Setting up, adjusting and processing of leave and leave taken

How to set up a payslip for an employee and ensuring that all the statutory transactions are entered

Capturing overtime and other additional payment information

Understanding and changing transactions to suit specific processing requirements

Setting up and processing electronic bank transfers (EFT’s)

How to print the payslips

Which reports to print at month end

How to amend a payslip in the event that a mistake was made

Making back-ups of your payroll information

Updating into a new pay period and closing off a month successfully

Module 3 – Advanced Software

Easily import and export information

Protect your payroll information by setting up user access rights and passwords

Create new transaction templates and formulae for powerful and complex incentive or allowance calculations

How to set up new rates for specialised shift allowances and specific overtime requirements

Utilising the Batch Transactions facility for multiple transaction input on a single screen

Printing reports for previous periods

Learn how to use the powerful Multiple Transaction Manager to affect global transaction changes over multiple selections of employees

Module 4 – Payroll Tax

Are you taxing your employees correctly?

Legislative requirements made simple and explained in detail

Fringe benefits and tax calculations made simple

Understand the factors that influence the tax calculation

Correctly applying directives

How to tax temporary or part-time employees

Correctly calculating tax on an annual bonus or irregular payments

How to accommodate and calculate travel allowances

Module 5 – Problem Solving

Simple steps on how to become a payroll “do-it-yourself” expert

This comprehensive and practical workshop will provide you with extensive problem olving techniques in respect of Payroll Taxes, Leave, Payroll Reporting and Backups

Duration:5 full days

09h00 – 16h30