The Certificate in Computerized Accounting aims to introduce the key concepts and theories in Accounting. The primary focus of this course is providing insights 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 to Accounting
  • Recognition of Transactions and Events
  • Double Entry Principle and Accounting Equation
  • Accounting Process
  • The Trail Balance
  • Preparation of Financial Statements
  • How to Use Microsoft Excel in Accounting
  • Introduction to Microsoft Excel
  • How to Use Ready Made Accounting Software
  • Introduction to Quick Book 2012/2013 Accounting Software
  • How to use Open Source Accounting Software
  • Introduction to the Open Source Accounting Software
  • Interpretation of Financial Reports Prepared through an Accounting Software
  • Report Writing & Summary Discussion
  • Project Report


Programme Code :
Programme Category :
Short Programme –(CERC Project) Approved by Department of Management Studies, Faculty of HSS.
Conducted by :
Colombo Regional Centre
Programme Duration :
Four (04) Months (Weekends) Coursework- 13 weeks and Project Report- 03 weeks
Discipline(s) / Course(s) :
Medium :
  1. Entrance is open for anyone over 18 years of age who wants the best start for a successful career in Accounting. (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 of Accounting)
Issuing of Applications :
Closing Date for Applications :
30th November 2018 (Limited to 20 students) First-come-first-served basis
Programme commencing date :
December 2018



Application & Bank paying slip can be obtained from the Public Information Office (PIO) in the Colombo Regional Centre (Nawala Entrance). Kindly return the filled application & Bank Paying Slip (University copy) to the office of the Colombo Regional Centre. (Open on Weekdays and Saturdays)
For more details call 011 219 9074/011 288 1464/011 288 1380

Course fee for a student will be Rs. 10,000 /= (per head)
Expected intake is 20 students per batch

Address :
Assistant Director, Colombo Regional Centre,The Open University of Sri Lanka, Nawala, Nugegoda.
Contact :
011 288 1464, 011 288 1380,011 219 9074
Email :
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