Accounting Systems and Processes

    Unit code: BAO5543 | Study level: Postgraduate
    (Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
    City Campus
    VU Sydney
    BAO6504 - Accounting for Management
    (Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


    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.

    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. Perform financial accounting activities using manual and digital means that exemplify ethical practices, values and dispositions in achieving mutual outcomes;
    3. Compose creative sustainable solutions to complex financial accounting problems through analytical, communication and interpersonal skills; and
    4. Exhibit high level personal autonomy and accountability within collaborative decision making activities in achieving ethical and socially responsible team outcomes.


    For Melbourne campuses

    Assessment type: Assignment
    Grade: 20%
    Computer based assignment - Individual
    Assessment type: Report
    Grade: 30%
    Group report and presentation
    Assessment type: Examination
    Grade: 50%
    Final examination

    Required reading

    Financial accounting: Reporting, analysis and decision making
    Carlon, S., McAlpine, R., Lee, C., Mitrione, L., Kirk, N., & Wong, L. (2018).| John Wiley & Sons.

    As part of a course

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