Short Course in Computerized Accounting (Online)

The Short Course in Computerized Accounting aims to introduce the key concepts and theories in Accounting to the candidates. The primary focus of this course is giving an insight into various business transactions, how these transactions are recorded by business entities and preparation of final accounts in a computerized business environment in an efficient and effective manner.

Course Content

  • Introduction of Computerized Accounting Systems
  • Personalized QuickBooks Training Sessions on your Actual Company File
  • Software installation Quick Book 2010/2013 and latest version ; System Requirements
  • Introduction of other related Accounting Software in the Market
  • Setting up Your Company Properly
  • Creating Your Chart of Accounts
  • General Ledger and
  • Company Creation ; New and Existing Business
  • Create the Opening Ledger Balances
  • Create the Opening Credit Balances
  • Create the Opening Debtor Balances
  • Create the Opening Equity Balance
  • Create the Opening Inventory Balances
  • Create the New Creditors, Debtors and Inventory Items.
  • How to Properly Record Accruals and pre-payments
  • Sales (Credit/Cash & Cheque)
  • Purchases (Credit /Cash & Cheque)
  • Payments
    • Payments for Credits
    • Petty Cash Payments
    • Other Payments
  • Receipts
    • Receipt from Debtors (Cash & Cheque)
  • Preparation of Bank Reconciliation
  • Preparation of Pay role
  • Editing & Deleting of the above all functions
  • Create the Reports for above all the functions
  • Create Final Accounts
  • Report Generation and Exporting
  • Audit Trial
  • System Backup & Restoration
  • Interpretation of Financial Statements 

How to apply

  • The google application can be filled through below link.

 Online Application               Bank paying voucher     

(Commencement date and zoom link will inform via email.)

  • Pay Rs. 10,000/= as the course fee, to any branch of Bank of Ceylon (BOC). Account No 7417821
  • Send the below mentioned documents through registered post.

1. Paid Bank paying voucher and
2. Certified copy of National Identity Card (N.I.C.)

to the following address of “Assistant Director, Colombo Regional Centre (CRC), The Open University of Sri Lanka, Nawala Nugegoda”.

You should further email soft copies of above bank slip and application to the

More details can be obtained on 0112199074 / 0112881464 / 0112881380

Note: When you are doing an online transaction, please send a valid receipt including the following details from the bank
Transfer Date
Reference No.
From :
To Account No. : The Open University of Sri Lanka
Amount : LKR 
Payment Mode :
Bank Name : Bank of Ceylon
Remark : Mention the name of the short course
Programme Code :
Programme Category :

Short Programme -(CERC Project)

Conducted by :
Colombo Regional Centre
Programme Duration :

Four (04) Months (Weekends)
(Coursework- 15 weeks and Project Report- 02 weeks)

Discipline(s) / Course(s) :
Computerized Accounting
Medium :
English medium only


Entrance is open for anyone over 18 years of age who has six (06) passes at the G.C.E (O/L) examination or one year work experience and who wants the best start for a successful career in Office Management. Applications are also encouraged from people who may have been away from formal education for some time, but who have relevant experience in the field. In additions, undergraduates who registered to the Bachelor of Management Studies Honours degree programme of the Open University of Sri Lanka, can also join to this short course in order to get knowledge in a computerized Accounting.

Issuing of Applications :
 27th March 2024
Closing Date for Applications :
Month of May 2024
Programme commencing date :

16th May 2024 (Thursday 7.00 pm to 10.00 pm)

Course fee for a student will be Rs. 10,000 /= (Per head)

Expected intake is 20 students per batch.

More details can be obtained on 0112199074 / 0112881464 / 0112881380

The Open University of Sri Lanka
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