Course Title: Set up and operate a computerised accounting system

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2014

Course Code: COSC6059C

Course Title: Set up and operate a computerised accounting system

School: 650T TAFE Business

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4324 - Certificate IV in Accounting

Course Contact : Jenny Wotzko

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99255701

Course Contact Email:jennifer.wotzko@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Ifzal Syed

ifzal.syed@rmit.edu.au

Hemant Goel

hemant.goel@rmit.edu.au

Jenny Seiler

jenny.seiler@rmit.edu.au

Claudio Marasco

claudio.marasco@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 80

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

None

Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to modify and operate an integrated computerised accounting system. This is generally under supervision and encompasses processing transactions within the system, maintaining the system, producing reports and ensuring system integrity.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement
 


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

FNSACC406A Set up and operate a computerised accounting system

Element:

1. Implement an integrated accounting system

Performance Criteria:

• 1.1. The general ledger, chart of accounts and subsidiary accounts are implemented in accordance with organisational requirements, procedures and policies
• 1.2. Customers, suppliers and inventory items are set up in the system to meet organisational requirements and the reporting requirements of Goods and Services Tax (GST)
• 1.3. Appropriate technical help is used to solve any operational problems
 

Element:

2. Process transactions within the system

Performance Criteria:

• 2.1. Input data is collated, coded and classified before processing

• 2.2. A wide range of cash and credit transactions are processed in both a service and trading environment
• 2.3. The general journal is used to make any balance day adjustments for prepayments and accruals
• 2.4. System output are regularly reviewed to verify the accuracy of data input and adjustments made for any detected processing errors
• 2.5. An end of financial year rollover is performed
 

Element:

3. Maintain the system

Performance Criteria:

• 3.1. Any new general ledger accounts, customer, supplier, inventory and fixed asset records are added as required
• 3.2. An existing chart of accounts, customer, supplier, inventory and fixed asset records and subsidiary accounts are maintained and updated

• 3.3. The chart of accounts is customised to meet the reporting requirements of the organisation
 

Element:

4. Produce reports

Performance Criteria:

• 4.1. Reports to indicate the financial performance and financial position of the organisation and for GST purposes are generated as required or requested
• 4.2. Reports to ensure that subsidiary ledgers and accounts reconcile with the general ledger are generated
• 4.3. Reports, which ensure that the bank account reconciles with the bank statement, over at least two reporting periods are generated
 

Element:

5. Ensure system integrity

Performance Criteria:

• 5.1. Regular back-ups of the system are made to ensure against loss or corruption of data
• 5.2. Data are restored from back-ups in the event of loss or corruption of current data
• 5.3. A secure record of all processed transactions is maintained for audit purposes
 


Learning Outcomes



Details of Learning Activities

 

 

Full-time students:

Primarily you will be learning face to face, with an online course site (Blackboard) used to disseminate materials, including videos, notes & activities and to provide access to on-line assessments & assessment submission points. 

During class time you will prepare notes, participate in discussions and complete problem solving exercises.  Across the semester you will be introduced to manual bookkeeping procedures and then like processes will be completed on a computerized system.  You will be required to complete all activities & assessment tasks, either in class or in your own time. 

You will also be provided with recorded "Collaborate" sessions, on-line notes, problem solving exercises & solutions on the Blackboard site, which you will be expected to access & use in addition to your scheduled classes every week.

Part-time students:

Your learning experiences will be an equal mixture of face to face workshops & online.

It is expected that you will attend all scheduled workshops.  During the workshops you will be expected to make notes during lectures, participate in discussions, complete illustrative examples and problem solving activities.  

During the remaining 8 weeks of the semester you will be provided with a Blackboard "Collaborate" session, which you may access live &/or as a recording. You will also be provided with on-line notes, problem solving exercises & solutions on the Blackboard site every week. These will be provided for both manual & computerised accounting systems.


Teaching Schedule

 

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Introduction
Elements of Accounting & Simple Reports

Accounting Transactions & Source Documents

 

Discussion of Teaching Schedule & Assessment


Activities: Elements of Accounting 1.1 – 1.7
Documents 1.1 - 1.4

Transaction Analysis: Cash Accounting vs. Accrual Accounting Lecture Illustrations completion & discussion
Activities 2.1 – 2.7

The Accounting Process:

Transaction Analysis to General Ledger

 Lecture Illustrations completion & discussion
Activities 3.1 – 3.7
The Accounting Process:

Transaction Analysis to Journals to General Ledger

On-line Transaction Analysis Self-Test

Lecture Illustrations completion & discussion
Activities 4.1 – 4.5

S Tan Practice Case Study - analysis of transactions, recording in journals, posting to General Ledger

Discussion of Case Study transactions

The Accounting Process:

Transaction Analysis to Journals to Subsidiary Ledgers

Introduction to MYOB

 

 

Manual Activities 5.1 - 5.4 Accounts Receivable & Payable Subsidiary Ledgers; 

S Tan Practice Case Study - posting to Subsidiary Ledgers 

Read Sutherland Ch.1

MYOB Activity 5 Clearwater Pty Ltd

Set Up a Computerised System

Accounting for Cash Transactions

Petty Cash - manual & MYOB

 

Read Sutherland Ch.2 & 3

Lecture Illustrations completion & discussion;

MYOB Activities: Sutherland 2.1 – 2.3; Sutherland 3.6

S Tan Practice Case Study - Set up MYOB file + manual petty cash transactions
 

Manual Activities 6.1 – 6.3;

 

Bank Reconciliations - manual & MYOB

Management of Cash

 

Lecture Illustrations completion & discussion;

Manual Activities 7.1 - 7.3; S Tan Practice Case Study - manual Bank Reconciliation; Activity 7.4 Magnetic Boats Manual

MYOB Activities: Sutherland 3.1
Magnetic Boats – MYOB; Sutherland 3.2 & 3.3; S Tan Practice Case Study - MYOB Bank Reconciliation

 

 

Accounting for Credit Transactions:

Management of Debtors & Creditors

MYOB Purchases Module & Inventory Module

Comprehensive Case Study – Part A due Fri 29th August

See details under Assessment Tasks

On-line Theory Test to be completed during mid-semester break 1st to 5th September.

See details under Assessment Tasks

Lecture Illustrations completion & discussion;

Manual Activities 8.1 & 8.2 Management of Cash, Debtors & Creditors

Read Sutherland Ch.4 & 6

MYOB Activities: Sutherland 4.1 - 4.3; Sutherland 6.1;

S Tan Practice Case Study - Set up MYOB Supplier Cards & Inventory Items

Accounting for Credit Transactions:

MYOB Sales Module & Inventory Module
 

Comprehensive Case Study – Part A

Supervised in-class on-line test.

 

 

Lecture Illustrations completion & discussion;

Manual Activities: 9.1 & 9.2 Manual accounting for credit transactions

Read Sutherland Ch.5

MYOB Activities: Sutherland 5.1 - 5.3; Sutherland 6.2

S Tan Practice Case Study - Set up MYOB Customer Cards & process credit transactions

 

Introduction to end of period procedues & reporting

Accounting for Fixed Assets - manual & MYOB
 

 

 Lecture Illustrations completion & discussion

Manual Activities: 10.1 – 10.6 Manual Fixed Assets
 

Read Sutherland Ch.7 & 10

MYOB Activities: Sutherland  7.1 (as directed by teacher)

S Tan Practice Case Study - process fixed asset transactions manual & MYOB

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance Day Adjustments - manual & MYOB 

Lecture Illustrations completion & discussion;

Manual Activities 11.1 – 11.5 

Read Sutherland Ch.7

MYOB Activities: Sutherland 7.1 - 7.3

S Tan Practice Case Study - Balance day adjustmentsmanual & on MYOB

Balance Day Adjustments - manual & MYOB

Closing Entries & Reversing Entries - manual

MYOB Year end rollover & Reversing entries

Comprehensive Case Study – Part B due Mon 29 Sept.

See details under Assessment Tasks

Comprehensive Case Study – Part B Supervised in-class on-line test.

Lecture Illustrations completion & discussion


Manual Activities: Manual closing entries12.1 – 12.5;

S Tan Practice Case Study - manual & MYOB balance day adjustments & closing entries;

 

MYOB Closing Entries Activities: Sutherland 3.2

Preparation of Final Reports - manual & MYOB 

Lecture Illustrations completion & discussion
Manual Activities 13.1 – 13.5
 

MYOB Activities: Review reports Sutherland Ch.3 - 7; complete Sutherland 7.3

S Tan Practice Case Study - manual & MYOB Reports

Integrated Manual & MYOB exerciseComprehensive Case Study – Part C due week beginning Mon 13 Oct

See details under Assessment Tasks & on Blackboard

Questions regarding Case Study Part C

Manual & MYOB Activities:

Comprehensive Case Study Part C;Sutherland Ch.8

Review & Reassessment

Comprehensive Case Study – Part C Supervised in-class on-line test.

Resubmissions & RESITS

 

See details under Assessment Tasks & on Blackboard
 

Interviews & RESITS
Review & ReassessmentResubmissions & RESITS Interviews & RESITS
  
AssessmentActivities to be completed
 

 WORKSHOP 1:

Discussion of Teaching Schedule & Assessment


Activities: Elements of Accounting 1.1 – 1.7
Documents 1.1 - 1.4
 

 

 COLLABORATE

Read Lecture & Illustrations
Activities 2.1 – 2.7

 

  WORKSHOP 2:

Lecture Illustrations completion & discussion

Activities 3.1 – 3.7

On-line Transaction Analysis Self-Test
 

  COLLABORATE

Read Lecture & Illustrations
Activities 4.1 – 4.5

S Tan Practice Case Study - analysis of transactions, recording in journals, posting to General Ledger

Discussion of Case Study transactions
 

 

 WORKSHOP 3:

Manual Activities 5.1 - 5.4 Accounts Receivable & Payable Subsidiary Ledgers;

S Tan Practice Case Study - posting to Subsidiary Ledgers

Read Sutherland Ch.1

MYOB Activity 5 Clearwater Pty Ltd
 

 

  COLLABORATE

Read Sutherland Ch.2 & 3

Lecture & Illustrations completion & discussion;

MYOB Activities: Sutherland 2.1 – 2.3; Sutherland 3.6

S Tan Practice Case Study - Set up MYOB file + manual petty cash transactions
 

Manual Activities 6.1 – 6.3;

 

 

 WORKSHOP 4:

Lecture Illustrations completion & discussion;

Manual Activities 7.1 - 7.3; S Tan Practice Case Study - manual Bank Reconciliation; Activity 7.4 Magnetic Boats Manual

MYOB Activities: Sutherland 3.1
Magnetic Boats – MYOB; Sutherland 3.2 & 3.3; S Tan Practice Case Study - MYOB Bank Reconciliation

 

Comprehensive Case Study – Part A due Fri 29th Aug.


See details under Assessment Tasks
 

On-line Theory Test to be completed during mid-semester break 1st to 5th September.

See details under Assessment Tasks

 

  COLLABORATE

Lecture Illustrations completion & discussion;

Manual Activities 8.1 & 8.2 Management of Cash, Debtors & Creditors

Read Sutherland Ch.4 & 6

MYOB Activities: Sutherland 4.1 - 4.3; Sutherland 6.1;

S Tan Practice Case Study - Set up MYOB Supplier Cards & Inventory Items
 

Comprehensive Case Study – Part A Supervised in-class on-line test. 
 

 


See details under Assessment Tasks

 

 WORKSHOP 5:

Lecture Illustrations completion & discussion;
Manual Activities: 9.1 & 9.2 Manual accounting for credit transactions

Read Sutherland Ch.5

MYOB Activities: Sutherland 5.1 - 5.3; Sutherland 6.2

S Tan Practice Case Study - Set up MYOB Customer Cards & process credit transactions

 

  


See details under Assessment Tasks

 

  COLLABORATE

Lecture Illustrations completion & discussion

Manual Activities: 10.1 – 10.6 Manual Fixed Assets
 

Read Sutherland Ch.7 & 10

MYOB Activities: Sutherland 7.1 (as directed by teacher)

S Tan Practice Case Study - process fixed asset transactions manual & MYOB

 

Comprehensive Case Study – Part B due Fri 26th September.
See details under Assessment Tasks

Comprehensive Case Study – Part B Supervised in-class on-line test.

 

 WORKSHOP 6:

Lecture Illustrations completion & discussion;

Manual Activities 11.1 – 11.5

Read Sutherland Ch.7

MYOB Activities: Sutherland 7.1 - 7.3

S Tan Practice Case Study - Balance day adjustmentsmanual & on MYOB
 

 

  COLLABORATE

Lecture Illustrations completion & discussion


Manual Activities: Manual closing entries12.1 – 12.5;

S Tan Practice Case Study - manual & MYOB balance day adjustments & closing entries;

 

MYOB Closing Entries Activities: Sutherland 3.2
 

 

 WORKSHOP 7:

Lecture Illustrations completion & discussion
Manual Activities 13.1 – 13.5

MYOB Activities: Review reports Sutherland Ch.3 - 7; complete Sutherland 7.3

S Tan Practice Case Study - manual & MYOB Reports
 

Comprehensive Case Study – Part C due week beginning Mon 13 October.
See details under Assessment Tasks & on Blackboard
 

  COLLABORATE

Questions regarding Case Study Part C
Manual & MYOB Activities:

Comprehensive Case Study Part C; Sutherland Ch.8
 

Comprehensive Case Study – Part C Supervised in-class on-line test.

Resubmissions & RESITS

See details under Assessment Tasks & on Blackboard

 

 WORKSHOP 8:

Interviews & RESITS

Resubmissions & RESITS

  COLLABORATE

Interviews & RESITS

**The teaching schedule may be subject to change.  Students will be advised via the Blackboard and in class should changes occur

MID SEMESTER BREAK:  There will be no classes from Monday 1st September to Friday 5th September


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Sutherland, Euan, Computer Accounting: A Systematic Approach, Pearson, 2011

9781442554016


References


Other Resources

Other relevant learning material, including lectures, class activities, additional reading & videos illustrating both manual & MYOB procedures will be placed on the blackboard site for this cluster of competencies, which is found under the name Prepare Financial Reports.  Students will need to access this site on a weekly basis to check for announcements, access materials & print off materials to bring to class when asked to do so.

For online collaborate sessions, please ensure you have JAVA installed on your computer https://java.com/en/download/index.jsp.  You will also need a headset & microphone.


Overview of Assessment

Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including technical requirements documentation, homework, assignments, group and/or individual projects, in class exercises, written and practical tests, problem solving exercises, presentations, direct observation of actual and simulated work practice, presentation of a portfolio of evidence which may comprise documents, and/or photographs and/or video and audio files, review of products produced through work-based or course activities.

Students are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met. Students will be provided with feedback throughout the course to check their progress.
 


Assessment Tasks

1. Comprehensive Case Study
You will be tested on the set-up of an accounting system; processing of cash & accrual transactions, including subsidiary ledger entries; processing of adjusting & closing entries & the preparation of final reports for a fictitious business. Submissions will be made both manually & using MYOB in three parts over the semester.
Part A - set up of a manual accounting system for Rita’s Animal Refuge; manual processing of cash & accrual transactions, including subsidiary ledger entries; production of internal accounting reports including unadjusted Trial Balance. Due for submission on Friday 22 March.

Part B - set up of a computerised accounting system for Rita’s Animal Refuge; processing of cash & accrual transactions using MYOB, including subsidiary ledger entries; production of internal accounting reports including unadjusted Trial Balance. Due for submission on Monday 29 April.

Part C - manual & MYOB processing of balance day adjustments, closing entries & production of year-end financial reports following adjustments for Rita’s Animal Refuge. Due for submission on Monday 20 May.
Individual Interview
 

Following submission of each part of the case study there will be a supervised in-class on-line test to enable you to demonstrate the knowledge & skills required to produce your case study submissions. You must be assessed as competent in both your submitted work & the on-line test for each part of the case study to be considered competent overall & given a grade for this cluster of competencies. 

2. On-line Theory Test - multiple choice & short answer test focussing on basic internal control procedures, manual & computerised, and management of debtors & creditors.


Assessment Matrix

Late Submission Procedures
You are required to submit assessment items and/or ensure performance based assessment is completed by the due dates.
If you are prevented from submitting an assessment item on time, by circumstances outside your control, you may apply in advance to your teacher for an extension to the due date of up to seven calendar days.
More Information: http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment/extension
Form to use: http://mams.rmit.edu.au/seca86tti4g4z.pdf
Where an extension of greater than seven days is needed, you must apply for special consideration. Applications for special consideration must be submitted no later than two working days after the assessment task deadline or scheduled examination.
More Information: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=g43abm17hc9w
Form to use: http://mams.rmit.edu.au/8a5dgcaqvaes1.pdf

Resubmissions (VET Programs):
If you are found to be Not Yet Competent in a Course Assessment Task you will be allowed one resubmission only. Your teacher will provide feedback regarding what you need to do to improve and will set a new deadline for the resubmission. The highest grade you will receive if your resubmission is successful is “CAG”.
If you are still not meeting the assessment requirements you must apply to your Program Manager in writing outlining the steps you will take to demonstrate competence in your course. Your submission will be considered by the Program Team and you will be advised of the outcome as soon as possible.

Adjustments to Assessment
In certain circumstances students may be eligible for an assessment adjustment. For more information about the circumstances under which the assessment arrangements might be granted please access the following website:

Other Information

FOR ONLINE COLLABORATE SESSION, PLEASE ENSURE YOU HAVE JAVE INSTALLED ON YOUR COMPUTER https://java.com/en/download/index.jsp AND A HEADSET AND MICROPHONE
 

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