Accounting Systems and Reporting

ACC60008 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Online Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students

Duration

  • One Semester or equivalent

     

Contact hours

  • 36

2021 teaching periods

Hawthorn

Higher Ed. Semester 1 Higher Ed. Semester 2

Dates:
1 Mar 21 - 30 May 21

Results:
6 Jul 21

Last self enrolment:
14 Mar 21

Census:
31 Mar 21

Last withdraw without fail:
16 Apr 21

Dates:
2 Aug 21 - 31 Oct 21

Results:
7 Dec 21

Last self enrolment:
15 Aug 21

Census:
31 Aug 21

Last withdraw without fail:
17 Sep 21

More teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 1 Teaching Period 3

Dates:
8 Mar 21 - 6 Jun 21

Results:
29 Jun 21

Last self enrolment:
21 Mar 21

Census:
2 Apr 21

Last withdraw without fail:
23 Apr 21

Dates:
1 Nov 21 - 6 Feb 22

Results:
1 Mar 22

Last self enrolment:
14 Nov 21

Census:
26 Nov 21

Last withdraw without fail:
24 Dec 21


Aims and objectives

This unit enhances the student's ability to develop a sound understanding of both recording transactions through manual and computer systems and of the main accounting reports that are the output from accounting systems. The unit also aims to provide students with the skills and techniques to analyse and interpret accounting information together with the expertise to recognise and select financial information relevant to particular business and financial decisions. More generally to develop a sound basis of knowledge and interest in accounting that will provide students with a strong foundation for further studies in this field.


Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)
1. Demonstrate advanced knowledge of financial transactions following accounting principles and apply these principles to business transactions
2. Apply accounting fundamentals to the design and operation of an an accounting information system using computerised accounting software to provide information to internal and external users that will allow them to make informed business decisions
3. Interpret and critically analyse financial reports to make meaningful comparisons between businesses past, present and future performance
4. Apply problem solving methodologies to select financial information (both financial and non-financial) that is relevant to particular financial and strategic business decisions
5. Communicate proficiently and work effectively as a member of a team.