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

2020 teaching periods

Hawthorn

Higher Ed. Semester 1 Higher Ed. Semester 2

Dates:
2 Mar 20 - 31 May 20

Results:
14 Jul 20

Last self enrolment:
15 Mar 20

Census:
15 Apr 20

Last withdraw without fail:
17 Apr 20

Dates:
3 Aug 20 - 1 Nov 20

Results:
8 Dec 20

Last self enrolment:
16 Aug 20

Census:
31 Aug 20

Last withdraw without fail:
18 Sep 20

More teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 2

Dates:
6 Jul 20 - 4 Oct 20

Results:
27 Oct 20

Last self enrolment:
19 Jul 20

Census:
31 Jul 20

Last withdraw without fail:
21 Aug 20


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.