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Unit Overview


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.

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2AlbanyFace to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 2 core unit in the Accounting major sequence
  • Level 2 elective

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..


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)
Dr Nikki Schonfeldt
Unit rules
ACCT1101 Financial Accounting
or ACCX1101 Financial Accounting
Contact hours
lectures/tutorials/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week

Refer to the unit readings for information

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  • Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.