ACCT5432 Introductory Financial Accounting

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 1OnlineOnline
Semester 2OnlineOnline
Content
This unit provides an understanding of accounting concepts, issues and problems. The focus is on accounting for external users. It also examines the basic concepts underlying external general purpose financial reports as well as techniques to analyse such reports. The unit initially uses a worksheet approach but then introduces debits and credits and the use of journals and ledger accounts to record the accounting cycle.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) identify and justify the treatment of financial reporting transactions and demonstrate the ability to prepare accounting records and transactions that require judgement; (2) identify the concepts in relation to, and be aware of, the major requirements impacting upon the preparation of conventional financial statements; (3) critically apply theoretical and technical accounting knowledge in order to analyse and interpret information presented in financial statements (with particular emphasis on using ratio analysis and cash flow analysis); (4) develop competencies to work effectively in teams to resolve accounting issues; and (5) demonstrate the ability to produce clear and concise written communication in a complex accounting context.
Assessment
Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) in-class quizzes and exercises; (2) e-portfolio; and (3) final examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Nikki Schonfeldt
Unit rules
Incompatibility:
ACCT1101 Financial Accounting, ACCT5602 Accounting
Contact hours
lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
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