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ACCT2242 Accounting Information Systems

6 points
Not available in 2022UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 2 elective
Accounting is a central activity in the efficient running of any firm from the smallest corner shop to the largest multinational organisation. Most businesses use some form of computer based information system for their accounting. This unit explores the role of computer based information systems in the accounting practices of a firm. Students learn to analyse the main transaction cycles and core business processes and to relate accounting principles to real world systems. The importance of accounting system controls and the means for incorporating controls into the information systems is discussed. A review of contemporary issues in this area includes emerging accounting system practices and technologies and ethical behaviour. Students experience accounting system software used by many small to medium enterprises through an MYOB case study and have some exposure to software used in large organisations (SAP).
Students are able to (1) build on their understanding of the role of accounting within an organisation; (2) accept a view of accounting as an information system; (3) independently learn to use a computer based accounting information system to record transactions typical to the needs of a small to medium enterprise; (4) analyse, describe and document aspects of business processes that are relevant to accounting information systems; (5) recognise threats to the quality of accounting information and identify appropriate controls; (6) become aware of the issues involved in the analysis and design of computer based systems for accounting information; and (7) use and further develop problem solving and teamwork skills.
Assessment information is provided in the unit outline.
Unit rules
ACCT1101 Financial Accounting
Contact hours
lectures/tutorials/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week

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