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Unit Summary

Unit type

PG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

Anti-requisites

ACC00700 Basic Business Accounting

Unit aim

Introduces students to knowledge of accounting processes, from recording transactions in journals and ledgers to preparing financial statements; enhances students' ability to apply their knowledge in a real business setting; and develops students' ability to exercise professional judgement and communicate information concerning business practices with stakeholders.

Unit content

Topic 1 Introduction to financial accounting

Topic 2 Recording transactions in the accounting cycle using double-entry accounting

Topic 3 Accounting for business operation I

Topic 4 Accounting for business operation II

Topic 5 End of period processes

Topic 6 Statements of cash flows

Topic 7 Analysis and interpretation of accounting information

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1 apply the concepts of double entry accounting, accrual accounting and accounting cycle in complex business structures
2 analyse business transactions of different types of businesses, after recording transactions within accounting processes and systems
3 interpret financial information with critical evaluation in order to communicate with stakeholders effectively
4 implement internal control, generally accepted accounting principles and regulatory framework that govern the measurement and disclosures of accounting information.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. apply the concepts of double entry accounting, accrual accounting and accounting cycle in complex business structures
  2. analyse business transactions of different types of businesses, after recording transactions within accounting processes and systems
  3. interpret financial information with critical evaluation in order to communicate with stakeholders effectively
  4. implement internal control, generally accepted accounting principles and regulatory framework that govern the measurement and disclosures of accounting information.

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.

  • Hoggett, J, Medlin, J, Chalmers K, Beattie, C, Hellmann, A & Maxfield, J, 2021, Financial Accounting, 11th edn, John Wiley & Sons Australia Ltd, Milton, Australia.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.