Undergraduate | CUR-ACC240 | 2024
Accounting - The Fundamentals of Business
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Continue your financial accounting studies. You’ll learn to record and report business transactions. Cover financial statements, the accounting cycle, and business sustainability. Get to know accounting software.
- Study method
- 100% online
- Subject may require attendance
- Entry requirements
- Prior study needed
- 14 weeks
- 26 Aug 2024
HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP available
About this subject
- apply basic financial accounting knowledge to ethically complete the accounting cycle, understand and evaluate business sustainability
- record and report business transactions using appropriate technologies
- evaluate how financial information is generated, processed and used to facilitate sound economic decision making
- select and apply appropriate accounting treatments in accordance with selected International Financial Reporting Standards
- Accounting Cycle I-Accounting for Service Entities Part A
- Accounting Cycle I-Accounting for Service Entities Part B
- Accounting Cycle II: Accounting for Retail Entities and GST
- Accounting Cycle III: End of Period Adjustments and Closing Entries
- Presentation of Financial Statements
- Application of Accounting Theory
- Inventories Revenue
The subject aims to provide students with knowledge of accounting transactions. It applies the conceptual framework and the objectives of the financial statement. It focuses on understanding, defining and recognising various elements of financial statements and the use of computerised accounting software. In addition, the subject teaches the application of selected international financial reporting standards and underlying accounting theories.
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- Online Workbook Assignment (20%)
- Accounting Software Assignment (30%)
- Final Examination (Remote-Invigilated) (50%)
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You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following subject(s) to study prior to this subject:
- CUR-ACC102-Financial Decision Making
CUR-ACC100 (Not currently available)
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