Introduction to Accounting Systems

Victoria University of Wellington

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Introduction to Accounting Systems

  • Host University

    Victoria University of Wellington

  • Location

    Wellington, New Zealand

  • Area of Study

    Accounting

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    ACCY 001, 111, INFO 101

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

    15
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Description
    An Introduction to the study of accounting systems and the role of accountants in this systems environment.

    Course Learning Objectives
    At the end of this course, students should be able to:
    1. Discuss the roles undertaken by accountants with respect to information systems;
    2. Explain the purpose, assumptions, functions and implications of accounting systems within organisations (including the impact of web-based technologies on accounting information systems);
    3. Explain the acquisition, documentation and management of accounting data;
    4. Recognise the risks associated with accounting systems and the control practices required to mitigate those risks; and
    5. Discuss the project methodology employed to develop, implement and maintain an accounting information system.

    Assessment
    Mid-trimester Test (60 minutes) 25%
    Group Assignment 10%
    -2 group reports
    Individual
    -Excel excercises 4%
    -Exercises following cyber labs 6%
    Final Exam (2 hour; Closed Book) 55%

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