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Business Processes and Internal Controls
Undergraduate | CUR-ACC220 | 2024
Learn how standard accounting systems work so that you can ensure financial processes always run smoothly. Excel at system documentation. Discover how to evaluate the efficiency of internal systems and recommend solutions to common accounting issues.
- Study method
- 100% online
- Subject may require attendance
- Entry requirements
- Prior study needed
- 13 weeks
- Start dates
- 26 Feb 2024
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Business Processes and Internal Controls
About this subject
At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- understand accounting information system concepts and threats
- design, document, implement and manage business processes and systems
- analyse the effectiveness of internal controls
- identify and communicate relevant information to inform business functions and decision making
- Romney: Chapters 1 & 2 (all pages)
- Romney: Chapters 12 & 13 – ignore threats & controls. Chapter 3 – pp 74 to 82
- Romney: Chapter 3 - pp 82 to 98
- Romney: Chapter 4 - pp 108 to 127
- Romney: Chapter 5 & Chapter 6
- Romney: Chapter 7, Chapter 8 (ignore 226 to 270)
- Romney: Chapter 9
- Romney: Chapter 10
- Romney: Chapter 11
- Romney: Chapter 12
- Romney: Chapter 13
Students will explore typical business processes in an international context that will capture the responsibilities necessary when communicating with different stakeholders. Major themes throughout the course include: objectives and procedures of internal control systems, typical business documents and reports analyses, system documentation, relational database design and data analytics. Students will be introduced to up-to-date technologies that can impact on the risks associated with business processes. This will assist students in applying the theory learnt in the unit to practical situations. Students will meet technical and professional competencies in accordance with accrediting bodies.
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- Online quizzes (10%)
- Project Report and Presentation (50%)
- Restricted book exam with 10 pages of notes allowed (Invigilated) (40%)
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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)
- CUR-ACC240-Accounting - The Fundamentals of Business
Please note that your enrolment in this subject is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite subject(s). If you study the prerequisite subject(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this subject, your result for the prerequisite subject(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation, should you not complete your prerequisite subject(s) successfully you should not continue with your enrolment in this subject. If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite subject(s) and believe you may not complete these all successfully, it is your responsibility to reschedule your study of this subject to give you time to re-attempt the prerequisite subject(s).
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- 0.125 EFTSL
- This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.
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