The aim of this unit is to develop your ability to prepare, analyse and communicate financial information. This unit will prepare you for postgraduate studies in Business by developing your understanding and effective use of the vocabulary, concepts and regulatory requirements that underlie the preparation of financial reports. Limitations of conventional reporting practices and analysis are noted. The relevance of non‐financial information is also considered. Areas of management accounting relevant to decision making and possible future directions of accounting are discussed. This unit develops your skills to make full use of accounting information as a decision maker.
|Unit name||Accounting for Managers|
|Available as student elective?||No|
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Upon successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
- Develop advanced knowledge and skills in identifying and effectively using financial vocabulary (words, concepts, idioms, jargons etc.);
- Demonstrate a critical understanding of the financial reporting professional and regulatory environment including current issues in financial reporting;
- Explain accounting principles and concepts and effectively apply these to the preparation of financial reports;
- Analyze financial information to make decisions;
- Communicate written and oral academic arguments supported by appropriate academic literature.
Class Quizzes and exercises 35%
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Atrill, P, McLaney, E, Harvey, D, and Jenner, M, 2015, Accounting: An introduction, 6th edn., Pearson Education Australia, Sydney.
Birt, J, Chalmers, K, Maloney, S, Brooks, A, Oliver, J, 2014, Accounting: Business Reporting for Decision Making, 5th edn, John Wiley and Sons Australia, Milton.
Carlon, S, Kimmel, PD, Loftus, J, Mladenovic, R, Kieso, DE, Weygandt, JJ, 2009, Accounting: Building Business Skills, 3rd edn, John Wiley and Sons Australia, NSW.
Horngren, CT, Harrison, WT, Oliver, S, Best P, Fraser, D, Tan, R, Willet, R, 2012, Accounting 7th edn, Pearson Education Australia, Melbourne.
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