Subject details

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. Discuss the role of the accounting profession in business
  2. Identify accounting as an information process for business decision making and describe the workings of the accounting cycle
  3. Explain the accounting equation and the determination of financial position
  4. Discuss the basic accounting concepts, principles and procedures 
  5. Analyse and interpret financial accounting information from a management and user perspective.
  6. Work independently to solve accounting problems with consideration of ethical issues.
    • Introduction to Accounting
    • Organisations and the Accounting Process
    • Recording Accounting Data
    • Preparation of Financial Reports from Accounting Data
    • Accounting for Inventory
    • Using Financial Accounting Reports for Decision Making
    • Statement of Cash Flows
  • Study resources

    • Instructional methods

      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
      • Virtual Classroom
      • Web links
      • Online Quizzes/Tests
      • Podcasting/Lecture capture
    • Online materials

      • Quizzes
      • Online Assessment
      • Resources and Links

No eligibility requirements

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject provides an overview of the field of accounting and the conceptual and practical foundation required to analyse and interpret accounting information in the business environment.

This subject is part of the Business Pathway.

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Assignment Part A is worth 10% Assignment Part B is worth 15%

  • Weekly assessment activity (15%)
  • Parts A & B 1250 words plus calculations (25%)
  • Invigilated Exam - 3 hours (60%)

Textbook information is pending.

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