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Learning Sage 50 Accounting 2019: A Modular Approach, 20th Edition

By Freedman/Smith/Sharma/Simich
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ISBN-10: 0176905928
ISBN-13: 9780176905927
Publisher: Top Hat
Edition: 20th

Learning Sage 50 Accounting has become a cornerstone in the learning and understanding of the Sage 50 Premium Accounting Software. Aligned with the actual software program, this resource provides step-by-step instructions to help students build a foundation of knowledge. The modular approach teaches one function per module, allowing for a deeper understanding before moving on and mimicking the process followed in the real-life application. As they move through the modules, students build a foundation of knowledge, becoming more proficient and confident in their abilities. This is often a resource that students keep as a reference guide after their course is complete.


  • Freedman's modular approach makes it easy for students to follow and helps them to understand where they are in the overall accounting process.
  • The List of Relevant Appendices at the end of most chapters guides you to the online appendices relevant to the functions in the particular chapter—these provide additional information that would be useful to you, both in your current course and when using Sage 50 Accounting on the job.
  • Textbook chapters are closely aligned to steps/procedures in the software; students complete steps in the proper order ensuring all amounts are properly recorded, maximizing student success.
  • Step-by-step and keystroke instructions help students to follow along while using the software. Screen shots are also included showing at each stage what the results should look like.
  • The textbook is printed in full colour, making the publication visually appealing and illustrating screen shots.
  • To assist instructors with course preparations, supplements to the textbook are available to instructors through an Instructor Companion website. Supplements included: Instructor's Manual, Chapter Exercise Solutions, and Test Banks.
  • The textbook also includes Month-End and Year-End processing, Project Costing, Account Reconciliation, and Foreign Currency. Conversion from a manual accounting system or from another accounting software is covered as well.
  • The PowerPoint Slideshows are designed to help you understand accounting concepts that relate to specific Sage 50 Accounting features being studied. Sage 50 Accounting instructors have reported that students are able to complete the chapter and Challenge Exercises faster when they view the slideshows as suggested in the text.
  • One to four hands-on Challenge Exercises are included in appropriate chapters (32 total) including transactions for each province and 20 Perpetual Inventory cases. These Challenge Exercises help you review the Sage 50 features learned in each chapter.
  • Chapter 6 (Shirts & Ties) is a Comprehensive Challenge Exercise that requires you to set up a company from scratch and record transactions from source documents. You may also use the 06 Shirts data file, with Perpetual Inventory.

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: Getting Started and COMPANY Module (Photos Company)
  • Appendix 1: Taxes (HST, GST and PST) (Brittany Company)
  • Chapter 2A: RECEIVABLES Module?Basics (Santos Luggage)
  • Chapter 2B: RECEIVABLES Module?Beyond Basics (Santos Luggage)
  • Chapter 3A: PAYABLES Module?Basics (Tyson's Toys)
  • Chapter 3B: PAYABLES Module?Beyond Basics (Tyson's Toys)
  • Chapter 4A: Setting Up a New Company (Sarah's Kitchen Stores)
  • Chapter 4B: INVENTORY & SERVICES Module (Setup Perpetual Inventory for Sarah's Kitchen Stores)
  • Chapter 5: Review of COMPANY, PAYABLES and RECEIVABLES Modules (Sarah's Kitchen Stores)
  • Chapter 6: Challenge COMPANY, RECEIVABLES, PAYABLES Setup and Transactions (Shirts & Ties)
  • Chapter 7: EMPLOYEE & PAYROLL Module Setup and Processing (Creative Wallpaper)
  • Chapter 8: INVENTORY & SERVICES Module Setup and Transactions Review: G/L, A/P, A/R (Printers Company)
  • Chapter 9: Month-End/Year-End Processing (Kafa Sweaters)
  • Chapter 10: Year-End Closing (Kafa2 Sweaters)
  • Chapter 11: PROJECTS* Module Setup and Transactions (HotTubs Company Ltd.)
  • Chapter 12: BANKING Module ? Reconciliation & Deposits (Wedding Flowers Company)
  • Chapter 13: Correcting Transaction Errors After Posting (Corrections Prizes Company)
  • Chapter 14: Foreign Currency (Saddles Company)
  • Appendix 2: Sage 50 Premium Accounting 2018.0?Student Version Installation Instructions

Author Information

Harvey Freedman

Harvey Freedman, CPA, CGA, is a retired professor of accounting from Humber College, where he taught for over 25 years. He was actively involved in curriculum development at the college. His work on accounting case studies earned him the 1994-95 Innovator of the Year Award. Harvey has been the lead author of Learning Sage 50 Accounting (Learning Simply Accounting) from 2005 through 2014 and previously authored eight editions with Norbry.

Carol Smith

Carol Smith, MBA, CPA, CMA, has taught Accounting at Humber College full time since 1995. Prior to that she was a part-time instructor at Humber and Seneca College. Before teaching, Carol worked at the Royal Bank of Canada and the Toronto Dominion Bank developing expertise in accounting systems. She is a co-author with Harvey on the current and past versions of the Simply Accounting textbook.

Deepak Sharma

Deepak Sharma, MBA, CPA, CGA, has been teaching Accounting at Humber College on part-time basis since 2014. In addition, he is also the Managing Director/Owner of DSharma CPA Professional Corporation which has been providing accounting and tax solutions to small businesses since 2015. Prior to that, Deepak worked at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Yamana Gold and Paramount Fine Foods in financial reporting, budgeting and corporate tax.