Accounting Processes and Analysis

Subject ACCT10003 (2015)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 1 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:

Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 02-Mar-2015 to 31-May-2015
Assessment Period End 26-Jun-2015
Last date to Self-Enrol 13-Mar-2015
Census Date 31-Mar-2015
Last date to Withdraw without fail 08-May-2015

Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 27-Jul-2015 to 25-Oct-2015
Assessment Period End 20-Nov-2015
Last date to Self-Enrol 07-Aug-2015
Census Date 31-Aug-2015
Last date to Withdraw without fail 25-Sep-2015

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: One 2-hour lecture and a 1-hour tutorial
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Summer Term, Semester 1, Semester 2
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge:

Introductory accounting knowledge obtained through the completion of ACCT10001 Accounting Reports and Analysis (or equivalent) is assumed. It is also recommended, but not required, that students concurrently enrol in ACCT10002 Introductory Financial Accounting (or equivalent), or complete ACCT10002 prior to ACCT10003. The accounting knowledge obtained in ACCT10002 will provide a greater appreciation for the material covered in ACCT10003.

Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Assoc Prof Carlin Dowling


Subject Overview:

The objective of this subject is to provide students with a broad introduction to core business processes that underpin organisational business activities and generate accounting transaction data. The subject will discuss methods for documenting and analysing business processes; the role and operation of accounting information systems; internal controls for business processes; and the core business processes associated with revenue and expenditure transaction cycles and business reporting.

Learning Outcomes:

On successful completion of this subject a student should be able to:

  • identify the activities and business processes that generate specific accounting data;
  • read business process documentation;
  • explain the role of business processes and accounting data in supporting the information needs of internal and external stakeholders;
  • explain the importance of internal control;
  • recommend internal control plans to cover key business process risks and to achieve key business process operation and information control goals;
  • evaluate, analyse and interpret the efficacy of business processes and the reliability of accounting data generated within business processes.
  • 3 hour end of semester examination (70%)
  • One assignment totalling 500 words due early in the semester (5%)
  • One assignment totalling 1500 words due towards the end of the semester (15%)
  • Class participation (10%)

Successful completion of this subject requires a minimum 50% pass in the end of semester examination

Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:

You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • High level of development: collaborative learning; problem solving; team work; interpretation and analysis; critical thinking; evaluation of data and other information; use of computer software; written communication; application of theory to practice.
  • Moderate level of development: oral communication; written communication; synthesis of data and other information; accessing data and other information from a range of sources; receptiveness to alternative ideas
Related Breadth Track(s): Information Technology in Organisations

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