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CENTRE FOR ACCOUNTING STUDIES

COURSE IN COMPUTERISED BOOKKEEPING

(MODULE CODE: COBK01-P)

TUTORIAL LETTER 101/2007

Dear Student

Welcome to the Course in Computerised Bookkeeping. We trust that you will find the course stimulating and interesting.

The purpose of this tutorial letter is to provide you with important information about the course. Please read this tutorial letter carefully before commencing with your studies.

COURSE OBJECTIVE

The primary objective of the course is to prepare students to meet the accounting demands of the information age. The course will provide students with a thorough understanding of essential accounting concepts, and teach them to apply these concepts in a computerised accounting milieu. It will further provide students with an understanding of accounting applications commonly used in business, e.g. general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable and inventory.

COURSE BACKGROUND

Computer literacy is fast becoming a universal second language. Computers are no longer something of the future, but something of today. Computers will form an important part of everyone's future at the workplace. Everyone involved in accounting will need to understand how to use a personal computer, how to work with computer-based information, and how computer systems can benefit business. The Computerised Bookkeeping course is oriented towards accountants, not future computer specialists. The content is presented from a user perspective rather than a technical one.

HARDWARE REQUIRED

A computer with Pentium (or higher) processor and a minimum of 256 MB RAM (512 MB or more is strongly recommended) 1 High-density stiffy disk drive
CD-ROM drive
500 MB of free hard disk space
A mouse supported by Windows XP or Vista
A printer supported by Windows XP or Vista

SOFTWARE REQUIRED

• Microsoft Windows XP

Pastel Version 6 (The Pastel software (student version,...
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