ACCT1100 Business Reporting and Analysis

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)

If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.

AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1OnlineOnline flexible 100% Online Unit. NO campus face-to-face attendance is required to complete this unit. All study requirements are online only. Unit is asynchronous delivery, with NO requirement for students to participate online at specific times.
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 1 core unit in the Agribusiness and Agricultural Science; Agribusiness major sequences
Content
The unit focuses on the nature and scope of business reporting and the need for financial and non-financial information for business decision-making. It provides students with fundamental financial management knowledge in the contemporary business environment. The unit commences with an introduction to the use of business reports and the role of accounting in decision making for various users. Financial reports are then discussed, with a focus on the preparation and analysis of financial statements from the perspectives of business report users (stakeholders). The unit also includes an introduction to the basic financial decision tools, the use of past and future-oriented information, capital budgeting techniques and the application of cost-volume-profit analysis.Limitations of financial data will also be discussed in the unit.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) explain the role of accounting in decision making for various users.; (2) explain the difference between income, expenses, assets, liabilities and equity.; (3) describe the characteristics of business transactions and the concept of duality.; (4) apply principles of financial statement analysis for decision making purposes; (5) explain the role of cost-volume-profit techniques on profit planning; (6) explain the nature and scope of investment decisions and understand three principal capital budgeting techniques; (7) described the importance of appropriate methods of financing the business and describe short and long-term methods of finance.; and (8) describe the limitations of financial information..
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) quizzes; (2) group assignment including presentation; and (3) student reflection. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Jac Birt
Unit rules
Incompatibility:
ACCT1101 Financial Accounting; FINA1221 Introduction to Finance
Contact hours
Up to 3 hours per week
Texts

Accounting: Business Reporting for Decision Making, 7th Edition (Birt, Bond, Chalmers, Brooks, Oliver)

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