The unit introduces students to financial accounting concepts and practices required for processing transactions and producing and interpreting accounting reports within the context of accounting standards and internal and external user requirements. It develops students' professional attributes as they investigate transactions and financial reports that face contemporary businesses. The unit also critically commentates upon international financial accounting issues.

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Critically analyse, interpret and communicate financial information required for decision making and accountability by local and global organisations and external stakeholders;  
  2. Exemplify the role of culture, values and dispositions in achieving consensual outcomes through the performance of financial accounting activities using manual and electronic means;  
  3. Recommend creative sustainable solutions to complex financial accounting problems through analytical, persuasive communication and interpersonal skills; and  
  4. Evidence high level personal autonomy and accountability within collaborative decision making activities in achieving ethical and socially responsible team outcomes.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Assignment Computer based assignment 20%
Test Mid Semester Test - 2 hours 25%
Examination Final Examination - 3 hours (not all topics) 55%

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