Sage and IAB back software certificate
Business software house Sage has teamed up with the International Association of Book-keepers (IAB) to offer a nationally recognised certificate in computerised bookkeeping.
When a Sage business partner approached the IAB with the idea earlier this year, the association was very receptive. “It’s what we’ve said we needed for years,” said IAB chief executive Malcolm Trotter at this year's top Centre awards ceremony at the House of Commons on Monday.
Under the scheme, students using Sage as part of their IAB course in computerised bookkeeping will be able to register for a Sage certificate on the back of the IAB qualification to show that they have attained a nationally recognised standard.
Registration entitles students to a fully functioning copy of Sage 50 Accounts, plus detailed guidance notes from Sage and the IAB on software tasks linked to the syllabus, and the underlying concepts behind the processes, Trotter explained.