ACCTN102-21A (HAM)

Introductory Financial Accounting

15 Points

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Division of Management
School of Accounting, Finance and Economics

Staff

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Convenor(s)

Lecturer(s)

Administrator(s)

: maxine.hayward@waikato.ac.nz

Placement/WIL Coordinator(s)

Tutor(s)

: ime.botes@waikato.ac.nz
: mckenzie.northcott@gmail.com
: zarajackson@hotmail.co.nz

Student Representative(s)

Lab Technician(s)

Librarian(s)

: clive.wilkinson@waikato.ac.nz

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Paper Description

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An introductory computer-based accounting paper emphasising the preparation of accounting records. This paper provides opportunity to learn the language of accounting through addressing practical problems.
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Paper Structure

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  • 1 x 2-hour lecture per week
  • 1 x 2-hour workshop per week
  • 1 x 1-hour computer lab tutorial per week.
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:

  • Explain the fundamental principles of ethics and their application to the business world, particularly with regard to internal controls
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  • Demonstrate knowledge of the fundamental principles of accounting and the ability to construct journal and ledger accounts.
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  • Demonstrate how to control and account for assets such as cash, inventory, accounts receivable, property, plant and equipment.
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  • Prepare financial statements including statement of changes in owner's equity, cash flow statement and cash budgets.
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  • Demonstrate knowledge of computerised accounting systems and recording procedures
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  • Communicate effectively in writing the financial statements.
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Assessment

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Internal coursework:100%.

Assessment is by course work during the trimester. Your final mark and grade for the paper will be a weighted average of your course work marks.

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Online Tests
Average of All
5
2. Online Test Chapter 1
12 Mar 2021
10:00 AM
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3. Online Test Chapter 2
19 Mar 2021
10:00 AM
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4. Online Test Chapter 3
26 Mar 2021
10:00 AM
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5. Online Test Chapter 4
2 Apr 2021
10:00 AM
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6. Online Test Chapter 5
30 Apr 2021
10:00 AM
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7. Online Test Chapter 6
7 May 2021
10:00 AM
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8. Online Test Chapter 7
14 May 2021
10:00 AM
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9. Online Test Chapter 8
21 May 2021
10:00 AM
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10. Online Test Chapter 9
28 May 2021
10:00 AM
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11. Online Test Chapter 10
4 Jun 2021
10:00 AM
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12. Lab Work & Practice Case
7
  • Hand-in: In Tutorial
13. Test 1
18 Mar 2021
1:00 PM
9
  • In Class: In Lecture
14. Test 2
20 May 2021
1:00 PM
15
  • In Class: In Lecture
15. Practice Case Set Xero- Accounting Pod
3 Jun 2021
6:00 PM
15
  • In Class: In Lab
16. Excel Case Test
1 Jun 2021
5:00 PM
7
  • Hand-in: In Lab
17. Workshop Homework
12
  • Hand-in: In Tutorial
18. TEST 3: Final Test
17 Jun 2021
No set time
30
  • In Class: In Lecture
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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1) Low, M; Davey, H., Ling, A., Sharma, U; Cheng, A. (2013), Accounting Principles and Practices for New Zealand Students, Cengage Learning, Australia (3rd Edition).

2) Accounting Pod to be purchased directly from Suppliers:

AccountingPod Limited
P O Box 1970 | Queenstown | New Zealand
Email: judith.cambridge@accountingpod.com
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Recommended Readings

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Hoggett, J., Medlin, J., Chalmer, K., Beattiem C., Hellmann, A., Maxfield, J. (2018) Accounting, Wiley, Milton, Qld (10th edition)

Tankersley, B. (2014). 2014 Review of Xero Accounting and Xero Partner Platform, CPA Practice Advisor, Vol.24(1), p.7

Joshi, S., & Li, Y. (2016). What is corporate sustainability and how do firms practice it? A management accounting research
perspective. Journal of Management Accounting Research, 28(2), 111.

Park, K. (2018). Financial reporting quality and corporate innovation. Journal of Business Finance & Accounting, vol. 45(7-8), pp.871-894
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Other Resources

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Reading list

Please see Moodle for the Reading List

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Online Support

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Workload

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Course Requirements:Time Required per Week:Total Time required:(12 teaching weeks)

Lectures

2 hours

24 hours

Workshops

2 hours

24 hours

Lab Tutorials

1 hour

12 hours

Complete readings and prepare for weekly online tests, workshop/lab tutorial problems

5 hours

60 hours

Totals

10 hours

120 hours total

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Linkages to Other Papers

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Prerequisite(s)

Corequisite(s)

Equivalent(s)

Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: ACCT102, ACCT209

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