FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING INFORMATION SYSTEMS

ACC5FAS

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject you will examine the role of the accountant with financial accounting information systems. Systems which have become integrated with the value chain of most organisations. The accountant, as a user of accounting information examines computerised accounting processes in the context of various accounting cycles, for example, expenditure, revenue and production cycles. The concept that the accountant has responsibilities for internal control of the system and thereby the organisation is introduced. In the process of system maintenance and development, the accountant's role of identifying system requirements, aiding with analysis and decision methods, and controlling the process itself are examined.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAlireza Vafaei

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Only available to students enrolled in Master of Accounting or Master of Professional Accounting courses: LMAFM or LMPAC or LMPASY or LZFAPA or LMPABA or LMPAIM or LMCPA or LGPA

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsAccounting Information Systems: Understanding Business ProcessesPrescribedConsidine B., Parkes A., Olesen K., Blount Y. & Speer D.John Wiley & Sons Australia

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Examine the nature of accounting information systems and their relationship to its organisation's processes, control, planning and strategy.

Activities:
Tutorial, Case studies, Assignment activities and Final Examination
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

02. Examine the purpose and nature of controls in the operation and management of accounting information systems and the accountant's role in these activities.

Activities:
Tutorial, Case studies, Assignment activities and Final Examination
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

03. Identify accounting information systems development activities and the accountant's role in these activities.

Activities:
Tutorial, Case studies, Assignment activities and Final Examination
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

04. Examine the operation, controls and the uses of the revenue, expenditure and general ledger processes.

Activities:
Tutorial, Case studies, Assignment activities and Final Examination
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

05. Apply the relevant accounting and information systems knowledge to report financial information using computerised system and to analyse the company's performance.

Activities:
Tutorial, Case studies, Assignment activities and Final Examination
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

06. Identify the key social responsibility issues related to the practice of accounting and information systems.

Activities:
Tutorial, Case studies, Assignment activities and Final Examination
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAlireza Vafaei

Class requirements

Computer Laboratory Week: 11 - 22
One 1.0 hours computer laboratory per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Group Assignment (800 words per person between 5 students in a group)20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
one final 2-hour examination (2,000 words)Hurdle Requirement. Students must achieve at least 45% in the final examination as well as an overall total of 50% to pass the unit.50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Mid semester test (45 minutes equal to 1000 words)15 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Individual assignment (MYOB software package/ a totally practical equivalent to at least 1,500 words15 04, 05

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAlireza Vafaei

Class requirements

Computer Laboratory Week: 32 - 43
One 1.0 hours computer laboratory per week on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Group Assignment (800 words per person between 5 students in a group)20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
one final 2-hour examination (2,000 words)Hurdle Requirement. Students must achieve at least 45% in the final examination as well as an overall total of 50% to pass the unit.50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Mid semester test (45 minutes equal to 1000 words)15 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Individual assignment (MYOB software package/ a totally practical equivalent to at least 1,500 words15 04, 05

Sydney, 2018, Study Period 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAlireza Vafaei

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 42
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Computer Laboratory Week: 31 - 42
One 1.0 hours computer laboratory per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Group Assignment (800 words per person between 5 students in a group)20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
one final 2-hour examination (2,000 words)Hurdle Requirement. Students must achieve at least 45% in the final examination as well as an overall total of 50% to pass the unit.50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Mid semester test (45 minutes equal to 1000 words)15 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Individual assignment (MYOB software package/ a totally practical equivalent to at least 1,500 words15 04, 05

Sydney, 2018, Study Period 3, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAlireza Vafaei

Class requirements

Lecture
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Computer Laboratory
One 1.0 hours computer laboratory per week on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Group Assignment (800 words per person between 5 students in a group)20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
one final 2-hour examination (2,000 words)Hurdle Requirement. Students must achieve at least 45% in the final examination as well as an overall total of 50% to pass the unit.50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Mid semester test (45 minutes equal to 1000 words)15 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Individual assignment (MYOB software package/ a totally practical equivalent to at least 1,500 words15 04, 05

Sydney, 2018, Study Period 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAlireza Vafaei

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Computer Laboratory Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours computer laboratory per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Group Assignment (800 words per person between 5 students in a group)20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
one final 2-hour examination (2,000 words)Hurdle Requirement. Students must achieve at least 45% in the final examination as well as an overall total of 50% to pass the unit.50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Mid semester test (45 minutes equal to 1000 words)15 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Individual assignment (MYOB software package/ a totally practical equivalent to at least 1,500 words15 04, 05