Course Title: Financial Accounting and Analysis

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Financial Accounting and Analysis

Credit Points: 12


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

ACCT1178

Kolej Metropolitan

Undergraduate

615H Accounting

Face-to-Face

Offsh 3 09,
Offsh 1 10,
Offsh 3 10,
Offsh 1 11

ACCT2033

City Campus

Undergraduate

615H Accounting

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 2 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 1 2017

ACCT2062

Singapore Inst of Management

Undergraduate

615H Accounting

Face-to-Face

Offsh 3 09,
Offsh 1 10,
Offsh 3 10,
Offsh 1 11,
Offsh 3 11,
Offsh1 12,
Offsh3 12,
Offsh1 13,
Offsh3 13,
Offsh1 14,
Offsh3 14,
Offsh1 15,
Offsh3 15,
Offsh1 16,
Offsh3 16,
Offsh1 17,
Offsh3 17

ACCT2158

RMIT University Vietnam

Undergraduate

615H Accounting

Face-to-Face

Viet1 2008,
Viet2 2008,
Viet3 2008,
Viet1 2009,
Viet2 2009,
Viet3 2009,
Viet1 2010,
Viet2 2010,
Viet3 2010,
Viet2 2011,
Viet3 2012,
Viet1 2013,
Viet2 2013,
Viet3 2013,
Viet1 2014,
Viet2 2014,
Viet3 2014,
Viet1 2015,
Viet2 2015,
Viet3 2015,
Viet1 2016,
Viet2 2016,
Viet3 2016,
Viet1 2017,
Viet2 2017

ACCT2243

Universitas Pelita Harapan

Undergraduate

615H Accounting

Face-to-Face

Offsh3 15,
Offsh3 16

Course Coordinator: Dr Saiful Azam

Course Coordinator Phone: 9925 55716

Course Coordinator Email: mdsaiful.azam@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: Level 10, Building 80


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Assumed Knowledge
Knowledge of foundational accounting concepts and practices are assumed


Course Description

This course provides an introduction to technical accounting requirements, concepts & principles underlying financial accounting and uses of financial accounting information, which are necessary for you to understand, evaluate and make the best possible use of accounting information.

This introduction lays the foundation for later courses in financial accounting. Following an investigation of the accounting information system and accounting cycle, the course aims to develop your skills in analysing an organization’s financial statements to come to a reasoned conclusion about the financial condition of the organization.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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On the successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  1. Perform accounting cycle requirements and generate financial statements.
  2. Evaluate the application of financial accounting concepts, principles, and procedures that govern the recording and reporting of financial information.
  3. Analyse, interpret and evaluate financial data and accounting information for economic decision making.
  4. Understand needs of the users of general purpose financial reports and appreciate the role of the social, environmental and regulatory environments in shaping the nature and content of financial reporting.


Overview of Learning Activities

In this course you will be encouraged to be an active learner. Your learning will be supported through various in-class and online activities comprising individual and group work. These may include quizzes; assignments; prescribed readings; sourcing, researching and analysing specific information; solving problems; conducting presentations; producing written work and collaborating with peers on set tasks or projects.


Overview of Learning Resources

Various learning resources are available online through myRMIT Studies\Blackboard. These may include topic notes and slides, a study schedule, assessment details, links to relevant internet information, readings and communication tools to facilitate collaboration with your peers and sharing of information.

Resources are also available online through RMIT Library databases and other facilities. If you require assistance with the RMIT library facilities contact the Business Liaison Librarian for your school. Contact details for Business Liaison Librarians are located online on the RMIT Library website.

Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning will be identified by your course coordinator and will be made available to you as required during the teaching period.


Overview of Assessment

The assessment tasks, their weighting and the course learning outcomes to which they are aligned are as follows:

Assessment Task 1: 30%
Linked CLOs: 2

Assessment Task 2: 20%
Linked CLOs: 1

Final Exam: 50%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4

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