Financial Accounting

Unit code: BAO2202 | Study level: Undergraduate
12
(Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
City Campus
Footscray Park
VU Sydney
BAO2000 - Accounting Information Systems; or
BAO1001 - Accounting Process and Systems (applicable for BBAQ students ONLY)
Does not apply to students completing; BBLC Bachelor of Commerce (Applied Finance)/Bachelor of Laws
(Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)
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Overview

Gain the skills needed to prepare reports for complex transactions, with the Financial Accounting unit.

You will learn financial accounting concepts, principles and procedures within Australian regulations.

Following industry standards, you will apply accounting concepts to analyse and prescribe accounting treatment for business transactions.

By the end of the unit, you will also have expertise in preparing external financial reports for publicly listed Australian companies, with the skills to:

  • evaluate disclosure requirements
  • understand relevant legal, professional and conceptual requirements.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Review and analyse the conceptual framework underlying financial accounting;
  2. Analyse and prescribe accounting treatment for complex business transactions along with reporting requirements using accounting standards;
  3. Synthesise accounting concepts to resolve accounting issues using high level judgement and assess the information provided by the industry professionals;
  4. Compose financial statements using current accounting standards; and,
  5. Critically evaluate and present financial information and supplementary information in the notes attached to financial statements upholding the necessary professional requirements.

Assessment

For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Test
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Grade: 10%
Online - short answers and MCQs
Assessment type: Test
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Grade: 50%
Practical and theory (2x25%)
Assessment type: Assignment
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Grade: 25%
Assignment on measurement and recognition issues in financial accounting prescribed by the Australian Accounting Standards Board (Group)
Assessment type: Presentation
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Grade: 15%
Presentation on Industry reflective analysis

Other locations

For students studying at Henan University, Liaoning University, Sunway College Johor Bahru, Sunway College Kuala Lumpur
Assessment type: Test
|
Grade: 10%
Short answers and MCQs
Assessment type: Assignment
|
Grade: 25%
Assignment on measurement and recognition issues in financial accounting prescribed by the Australian Accounting Standards Board (Group)
Assessment type: Presentation
|
Grade: 15%
Presentation on Industry reflective analysis
Assessment type: Examination
|
Grade: 50%
Final examination: practical and theory questions

Required reading

Financial Reporting,
Loftus, J., Leo, K., Boys, N., Daniliuc, S., Luke, B., Ang, Hong N., Byrnes, K., (2020),| John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd.

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