Company Accounting

ACC20013 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Online, Sarawak Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 36 hours

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning. For Online unit delivery, learning is conducted exclusively online.

2022 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

1 Aug 22 - 30 Oct 22

6 Dec 22

Last self enrolment:
14 Aug 22

31 Aug 22

Last withdraw without fail:
16 Sep 22

More teaching periods
Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 3

7 Nov 22 - 5 Feb 23

28 Feb 23

Last self enrolment:
20 Nov 22

2 Dec 22

Last withdraw without fail:
23 Dec 22

Aims and objectives

The aim of Company Accounting is to introduce and familiarise students with mandatory reporting practices with an emphasis on international accounting standards and the Australian corporate regulatory framework. Students will be made aware of different technical methods and the theoretical underpinning of these methods in order to assist them in the preparation of accounting information and financial statements in a form suitable for publication. These concepts will be illustrated and applied through different phases of the business cycle, including acquisitions and trading as a single entity or group of related entities.
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Demonstrate comprehensive accounting knowledge in such areas as business combinations, consolidations, accounting for income tax, property plant and equipment, impairment of assets, revenue, leases and financial instruments, and preparation of group financial statements.
2. Apply critical thinking and problem solving skills to solve financial accounting problems.
3. Undertake independent research skills and communicate solutions utilizing relevant accounting standards, corporations’ legislation and accounting and other relevant frameworks.
4. Work collaboratively in diverse groups to develop appropriate and relevant solutions to accounting problems.