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ACCT2242 Accounting Information Systems

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2OnlineOnline timetabled
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 2 elective
Content
ACCT2242 Accounting Information System focuses on the importance of generating accounting data that is valid, complete, and accurate. Good data enables good business decision-making. This unit further includes an introduction to data analytics and data visualization to support the development of digital communication skills in graduate students and to emphasise the importance of informed decision-making. Students will develop an understanding of how data is generated and stored, the importance of internal controls in maintaining the integrity of data, the importance of data ethics, and emerging technologies impacting the accounting function. Incorporating an ERP-system, the unit enables students to experience the application of accounting information systems. Incorporating data visualisation, the unit allows students to see the link between raw accounting data and the information included in financial reports.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) identify and explain the roles and components of AIS; (2) describe the role of an internal control system in maintaining data integrity and recommend internal control improvements to protect key business processes; (3) critically evaluate business processes and system documentation; (4) demonstrate basic data analytics and visualisation techniques that enhances the efficiency and effectiveness of communication; (5) explain the impact of ICT on current and emerging accounting practices; and (6) develop competencies to work effectively in teams to resolve ICT issues..
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) quizzes; (2) practical assessments; and (3) final examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Ms Nikki Schonfeldt
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
ACCT1101 Financial Accounting
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
Contact hours
lectures/tutorials/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
Recommended
reading

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