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Every manager must face the tasks of finding, interpreting and utilising accounting information. This paper explores the process of accounting for organisations, focusing on financial and management accounting areas as well as financial management concepts.
Sessions will introduce participants to a range of accounting techniques and concepts. The accounting systems provide information for decision-making and it is important to understand the strengths and limitations of the information.
Themes covered include: where financial information comes from, how it is recorded, and how it is reported. The paper explains: accounting conventions and principles, key performance indicators, as well as the control and audit of financial systems. Management accounting themes covered include short run decision making, taxation, both domestic as well as international issues, as well as considerations of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and financial analysis. An introduction to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Stakeholder Management and Sustainability will be provided, and their influences on corporate decision making discussed. Issues relating to contracts, Consumers Guarantees Act and the Fair Trading Act in the business context will also be discussed in this paper.
Throughout this paper, topics will be introduced and illustrated with case examples and practical exercises to encourage discussion and debate. This approach of linking theory to practice will ensure that any limitations or difficulties associated with the models and concepts are identified.
This paper will be facilitated through an online platform via Moodle and Zoom. Online resources are provided in Moodle for you to download and review before Zoom sessions.
Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:
Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:
Linked to the following assessments:
- Demonstrate an understanding of how accounting systems gather, collate and present information for decision making
- Analyse and interpret published financial statements
- Discuss the operational and strategic significance of accounting information
- Identify the contribution and limitations of accounting techniques available to the decision maker
- Explain how sustainability issues impact on contemporary business decision making.
- Understand the issues relating to contracts, consumers guarantees and fair trading in a business context.
PLEASE NOTE: The University has zero-tolerance for Plagiarism.
All assessment must be submitted as a Word document, unless otherwise stated.
Booking of rooms for group meetings.
Please refer to Moodle for assessment details.
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.
Error: Assessment components must add up to 100%
At least one Assessment Component needs to be entered
|Component Description||Due Date||Time||Percentage of overall mark||Submission Method||Compulsory|
21 Apr 2020
28 Apr 2020
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|5. Pop Quizzes||
Required and Recommended Readings*
Lawrence, S., Davey, H., & Low, M. (2012). Accounting at work: In business, government and society (5th ed.). Auckland, New Zealand: Pearson.
Copies of this text will be held on High Demand (Course Reserve) at the University Library for the duration of this paper.
Additional readings are provided in relevant sessions to provide further support material to help students understand the concepts covered.
Please refer to the Readings List in Moodle or click on the hyperlink provided.
Linkages to Other Papers*
Restricted papers: EXPM503