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Pastel Accounting Software

Learn how to use Pastel accounting software to perform common essential bookkeeping tasks.
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 3h 32m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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Pastel Accounting Software course is about how to use Pastel Accounts based on the most popular functions which you as a Pastel Accounting operator needs to know how to use, in order to be  proficient in using the software.
The learning is structured in a practical way. You are given a practical scenario assignment. There are various tasks to  complete. You are given the task to do and have a go at, and then the  video answer is available. It is suggested that you:
•Read the task
•Watch the video
•Have a go at it yourself on your own system
•Rewatch the video (if necessary) – to reinforce the learning
You’ll learn how to set up the Pastel accounting system from scratch, how to enter opening balances, post customer invoices and credit notes, post  supplier bills and credit notes, pay suppliers, petty cash, prepare a  VAT return, reconcile the bank, post journals, run reports amongst other things.
This is a useful course if:
•You are thinking of working with the software,
•You are going for jobs which have a requirement for you to be able to use this software
•You want to put this skill on your CV, or
•You are a bookkeeper or accountant and will be using this for clients or even
•You run your own business and want to know how to use Pastel for yourself.

You will need to get access to Pastel (look online for a free downloadable link), as the link we had no longer works. As a tutor who has assessed various ‘free’ accounting software packages out there,  in comparison to others, this was one of the easiest and it had a lot of  functionality.
The course materials includes the handout of the assignment task.
Successful completion of the course is the equivalent to being at the level of having a level 2 certificate in computerised accounts.
The course will take about 3-4 hours to complete.

You will learn

✓ Complete various common functions using Pastel Accounts
✓ Enter the opening balances
✓ Amend the nominal ledger
✓ Add new customer and supplier details
✓ Post customer invoices and credit notes to the sales ledger
✓ Post supplier invoices and credit notes to the purchase ledger
✓ Enter the supplier cheques and record the customer receipts
✓ Post Petty Cash transactions
✓ Prepare the VAT return
✓ Reconcile the bank
✓ Post the wages journal
✓ Post adjustments to the accounts and produce month-end reports


• You’ll need access to Pastel in order to complete the assignment
• Please research the net to find a free trial of this software first, because we no longer have a free trial link.

This course is for

• Bookkeepers and Accountants who will be using Pastel for their clients
• Students who are going for jobs where the requirement is working knowledge of Pastel
• hose who have studied accounting, but want practical knowledge of how to use a free accounting software which will help them find employment
• Previous knowledge of accounting is not presumed or required
• Charities who are doing their own bookkeeping and are looking for a software to use and want help knowing how to use it properly
Entrepreneur, Infopreneur & Serial Author
  Lisa Newton BA MSc AAT has a masters degree in Investment Management and a first class honours degree in Accounting with Marketing. She formed her first company in 2004 with £150 in the same month of graduating from City University, London UK. Lisa has never had a full time 9 to 5 job in her life. She’s a serial entrepreneur and author who holds directorships in various  industries including telecoms, property management, publishing, hair & beauty as well as  finance. She has won various awards in Business including: Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2007, in 2008 Enterprising Business Award, in 2016 BE Mogul Award and has been nominated and shortlisted in numerous others. In 2011 and in 2012 one of her companies won Best Accounting Franchisor Award.  In 2015 and 2017 one of her companies won Best Bookkeeping Business London (Accountancy International Awards).
          Lisa’s books include: How to write a book in two weeks, Constant Cashflow, Make the most of your money, How to start your own bookkeeping business, Cosmic ordering with Vision Boards, How to Franchise Your Business and Quickbooks Online The Handbook. Some of the books are in audio-format on itunes and audible.
Lisa hosts her own show The Authors Podcast which can be found on the iTunes channel.
          Lisa supports the charity The MS Society. A speaker, coach, consultant and an avid networker, Lisa enjoys meeting people and working on projects with like-minded individuals. 
          In her spare time, Lisa likes traveling, dancing salsa, writing books, learning languages, meditation, yoga and cosmic ordering. 
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 3h 32m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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