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Data Analytics for Accounting BFA747
In today’s data economy, businesses are blessed and cursed with an abundance of data. This proliferation of data is creating new professions and changing existing professions. One profession that is witnessing a rapid change due to the explosion of data is accounting. While there exists a plethora of data available to businesses, accounting data remains a source of data that is reliable, relevant and accessible for all organizations. This unit will introduce students to the very recent changes ushered in by the big data revolution to the accounting profession, introduce students to how data analytics is being applied to accounting data, develop their skills in analyzing and presenting accounting data to management and also develop their abilities to critically evaluate the underlying accounting systems and processes related to both the collection, creation, processing and production of accounting data within organizations.
|Unit name||Data Analytics for Accounting|
|College/School||College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
|Discipline||Accounting and Accountability|
|Coordinator||Doctor Glenn Finau|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
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|Hobart||Semester 2||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Differentiate data analytics techniques used to address contemporary business challenges
- Compose compelling data-driven stories to provide business advice to a client
- Hypothesize solutions using business data analysis for contemporary business challenges
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4 x 3 hour workshops (in addition a 1-hour orientation workshop will be held in week 1)
Weekly online pre-recorded lectures
|Assessment||Online exam (35%)|ASX100 company case study (30%)|Data analytics case study (35%)|
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Richardson, V. et al. (2021) Introduction to Data Analytics for Accounting, 1st Edition, McGraw Hill, ISBN 978-1-260-59083-8
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