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ACCT5532 Accounting Information Systems

6 points
Not available in 2022UWA (Perth)Face to face
This unit explores the role of accounting as an information system within the firm.
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 in completing a simple exercise recording transactions typical of a small to medium business; (4) analyse, describe and document aspects of business processes 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 analysis and design of computer based accounting information systems; and (7) use and further develop problem solving and teamwork skills.
Assessment information is provided in the unit outline.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.
Unit rules
ACCT5432 Introductory Financial Accounting (or equivalent); or ACCT5602 Accounting (formerly MGMT8502 Accounting) (or equivalent)
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