Course Title: Computerised Accounting Systems

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Computerised Accounting Systems

Credit Points: 12


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

ISYS2126

RMIT Intl University Vietnam

Undergraduate

620H Business IT and Logistics

Face-to-Face

Viet1 2009,
Viet2 2009,
Viet3 2009,
Viet1 2010,
Viet2 2010,
Viet3 2010,
Viet1 2011,
Viet2 2011,
Viet1 2012,
Viet2 2012,
Viet3 2012,
Viet1 2013,
Viet2 2013,
Viet3 2013,
Viet1 2014,
Viet2 2014,
Viet3 2014,
Viet1 2015,
Viet3 2015

ISYS2068

City Campus

Undergraduate

620H Business IT and Logistics

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2006,
Sem 2 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014

Course Coordinator: Dr Martin Dick

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5976

Course Coordinator Email:martin.dick@rmit.edu.au


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

The course is designed to help participants:

  • Develop an appreciation of the role of computerised accounting software in a business environment from the perspective of end users.
  • Understand the concepts of the integrated structure of a computerised accounting system when processing accounting transactions.
  • Develop practical skills in using a computerised accounting system and apply these skills to develop an appreciation and expertise in the use of other accounting software.
  • Develop the capacity to apply the above skills to practical accounting problems and procedures.
  • Understand topical issues and the role of external parties such as government, accounting professional bodies and software designers in relation to accounting and information technology.

If you are undertaking this course in Melbourne from semester 2, 2012 onward your class will be held in a device-equipped teaching space. Each student group will have access to a laptop. It is however recommended that you have access to a mobile computing device to allow greater flexibility in terms of where you can work on campus both in and outside class times.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

By the end of the course it is expected that participants will have:
(a ) Developed their understanding of the role of computerised accounting software in the business environment to a high level.
(b ) Related this understanding to their practice by:

  • Applying the concepts of the integrated structure of computerised accounting software in solving business problems.
  • Developing competence and expertise, to an advanced level, using different accounting software packages, in maintaining data and providing user information.
  • Developing their ability to compare and contrast the advantages and disadvantages of different accounting software packages.
  • Developing their ability to discuss and communicate effectively matters associated with the influence of topical issues and third parties in relation to accounting and information technology.
     


Learning Outcomes

  • Competence and expertise, to an advanced level, using different accounting software packages, in maintaining data and providing user information.
  • Ability to compare and contrast the advantages and disadvantages of different accounting software packages.
  • Ability to discuss and communicate effectively matters associated with the influence of topical issues and third parties in relation to accounting and information technology


Overview of Learning Activities

The subject is taught in a three-hour workshop conducted in a computer laboratory each week.
The greater part of each week’s class is spent completing hands-on exercises to reinforce learning. Two and if time permits, three different accounting software packages will be introduced. The first software used is Mind Your Own Business (MYOB) an extremely popular, Windows-based accounting package developed for small to medium-sized businesses. Students will spend approximately nine weeks using this software, in order to learn the basic usage of accounting software. 
This is used to allow students to make comparisons between different accounting software packages and to illustrate that the subject is designed not simply to teach the use of MYOB but of accounting software in general.
 


Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT university will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.


Overview of Assessment

The assessment for the subject is:

Assignments 80%.
Class Tests 20%.
•Please note that assignments are to be completed using the specified accounting software and the data file provided by the lecturer or they will not be marked.
•When entering certain information into the accounting software for various exercises, students will be asked to use their initials, where students do not follow these instructions, 50% of the allocated marks will be deducted.
•Students will be taught the value and importance placed on keeping adequate backups and hard copies of their assignments. MYOB accounting software contain the functionality for a business to run the following aspects of its accounts: General Ledger, Cashbook, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Inventory and Payroll. The course Computerised Accounting Systems will teach students how to use each of these different areas, as the accounts for different businesses will be set up and transactions entered during the laboratory sessions and in the assignments.

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions, through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program director or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

Your course assessment conforms to the RMIT university assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced in a single document Assessment Policies and Procedures manual. The 1.2.4 Assessment Charter section of this document summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.