- Class Number 4826
- Term Code 3030
- Class Info
- Unit Value 6 units
- Mode of Delivery Online
- Dr Tejshree Kala
- Dr Tejshree Kala
- Class Dates
- Class Start Date 24/02/2020
- Class End Date 05/06/2020
- Census Date 08/05/2020
- Last Date to Enrol 02/03/2020
The course extends the material in Business Reporting and Analysis. It provides detailed understanding of the technical aspects and concepts used in producing financial and management accounting reports. This includes cost assignment methods, the application of accounting principles and double-entry accounting systems for recording and reporting financial transactions.
Topics include: using journals and ledgers; application of accrual accounting; methods of income measurement and asset valuation; accounting for assets and liabilities; applying the principles of internal control; and an introduction to accounting for partnerships and companies.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- understand the assumptions underlying accounting information;
- understand and apply accounting principles for recording and preparing accounting information;
- apply the principles of internal control;
- assign costs to production;
- account for capital contributions and profit distributions for partnerships and companies;
- utilise a computerised accounting package to set up the accounts and complete the accounting cycle of a small business;
- develop or improve a range of generic/soft skills essential for commerce graduates.
Examination Material or equipment
- A non-programmable calculator that does not have text retrieval capacity/alphabet on keyboard is permitted.
- Unannotated paper-based translation dictionaries (no approval required).
- To fill the Multiple Choice Answer Sheets, please use a lead pencil (preferably 2B). An eraser and sharpener are also useful when using these sheets.
Prescribed Text: Nobles et al. (2016) Horngren’s Accounting (8th Edition). Publisher: Pearson Australia.
---- Please be careful not to buy “Horngren’s Financial Accounting” which looks almost the same.
Students are expected to have access to a copy of the prescribed book for the duration of the semester. The book can be purchased from the on campus bookshop, with a small number of copies of the text also available for 2 hour loan in the reserve loan section of the Chifley Library.
Online references (Not required)
- Textbook Companion Website - http://www.pearson.com.au/myaccountinglab
Students will be given feedback in various ways in this course, including verbal or written feedback on the return of assessment tasks, during class discussion, or during consultation with lecturers and tutors.
ANU is committed to the demonstration of educational excellence and regularly seeks feedback from students. Students are encouraged to offer feedback directly to their Course Convener or through their College and Course representatives (if applicable). The feedback given in these surveys is anonymous and provides the Colleges, University Education Committee and Academic Board with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement. The Surveys and Evaluation website provides more information on student surveys at ANU and reports on the feedback provided on ANU courses.
As a further academic integrity control, students may be selected for a 15 minute individual oral examination of their written assessment submissions.
Any student identified, either during the current semester or in retrospect, as having used ghost writing services will be investigated under the University’s Academic Misconduct Rule.
Email and the Wattle Course Website
Email and the Wattle course website are the preferred ways of communication.
If necessary, the lecturer and tutors for this course will contact students on their official ANU student email address. Students should use this email address when contacting staff as spam filters used by ANU may not allow other email addresses to be received. Information about your enrolment and fees from the Registrar and Student Services' office will also be sent to this email address.
Students are expected to check the Wattle site for announcements about this course, e.g. changes to timetables or notifications of cancellations. Notifications of emergency cancellations of lectures or tutorials will be posted on the door of the relevant room.
|Week/Session||Summary of Activities||Assessment|
|1||Course Introduction and Recording Business Transactions||Textbook Chapter(s): Ch 1, 2 No tutorial this week|
|2||Profit Measurement & The Accounting Cycle||Textbook Chapter(s): Ch 3, 4|
|3||Retail Operations & Inventory (+ Recording GST)||Textbook Chapter(s): Ch 5,6,7|
|4||Receivables & Payables (+ Approaches to write-offs)||Textbook Chapter(s): Ch 9, Ch 11 pp.498-504|
|5||Internal Control and Managing Cash||Textbook Chapter(s): Ch 8|
|6||No lecture and no tutorial this week|
|7||Accounting for Partnerships||Textbook Chapter(s): Ch 13|
|8||Accounting for Companies (Formation and Equity)||Textbook Chapter(s): Ch 14 pp.608-624, Ch 15|
|9||Accounting for Companies (Debentures)||Textbook Chapter(s): Ch 12|
|10||Accounting for Non-Current Assets (Property, Plant and Equipment and Intangibles)||Textbook Chapter(s): Ch 10|
|11||Accounting for Manufacturing Companies (Cost Concepts and Job Costing)||Textbook Chapter(s): Ch 19 pp.826-843, Ch 20|
|12||Financial Statement Analysis & Course Review||Textbook Chapter(s): Ch 18|
|Assessment task||Value||Learning Outcomes|
|Final Examination||100 %||1,2,3,4,5|
* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details
ANU has educational policies, procedures and guidelines, which are designed to ensure that staff and students are aware of the University’s academic standards, and implement them. Students are expected to have read the Academic Misconduct Rule before the commencement of their course. Other key policies and guidelines include:
The ANU is using Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website. In rare cases where online submission using Turnitin software is not technically possible; or where not using Turnitin software has been justified by the Course Convener and approved by the Associate Dean (Education) on the basis of the teaching model being employed; students shall submit assessment online via ‘Wattle’ outside of Turnitin, or failing that in hard copy, or through a combination of submission methods as approved by the Associate Dean (Education). The submission method is detailed below.
Moderation of Assessment
Marks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.
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Information regarding permitted examination materials for the course will be available on the examination timetable website when the examination timetable is released:
Assessment Task 1
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5
Centrally administered examinations through Examinations, Graduations & Prizes will be timetabled prior to the examination period. Please check ANU Timetabling for further information. Exam scripts will not be returned. Students may review their exam scripts by appointment during scheduled sessions at the RSA School Office.
Details of task: The Final Examination is a 3-hour closed-book exam. Details about the topic coverage will be announced in the latter half of the course.
Deferred examination/Special Consideration: A deferred examination is the sitting of an examination at a time other than the scheduled time/date. The University may make alternate provisions for undergraduate and graduate coursework students who are unable to attend a formal examination at the prescribed time, owing to extenuating circumstances.
Wherever possible, a student should sit their examination at the prescribed time, and if necessary, apply for special assessment consideration for the marking of the examination.
Academic integrity is a core part of the ANU culture as a community of scholars. At its heart, academic integrity is about behaving ethically, committing to honest and responsible scholarly practice and upholding these values with respect and fairness.
The ANU commits to assisting all members of our community to understand how to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support academic integrity. The ANU expects staff and students to be familiar with the academic integrity principle and Academic Misconduct Rule, uphold high standards of academic integrity and act ethically and honestly, to ensure the quality and value of the qualification that you will graduate with.
The Academic Misconduct Rule is in place to promote academic integrity and manage academic misconduct. Very minor breaches of the academic integrity principle may result in a reduction of marks of up to 10% of the total marks available for the assessment. The ANU offers a number of online and in person services to assist students with their assignments, examinations, and other learning activities. Visit the Academic Skills website for more information about academic integrity, your responsibilities and for assistance with your assignments, writing skills and study.
Accepted academic practice for referencing sources that you use in presentations can be found via the links on the Wattle site, under the file named “ANU and College Policies, Program Information, Student Support Services and Assessment”. Alternatively, you can seek help through the Students Learning Development website.
Extensions and Penalties
Extensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure. Extensions may be granted for assessment pieces that are not examinations or take-home examinations. If you need an extension, you must request an extension in writing on or before the due date. If you have documented and appropriate medical evidence that demonstrates you were not able to request an extension on or before the due date, you may be able to request it after the due date.
Distribution of grades policy
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Since first semester 1994, ANU uses a grading scale for all courses. This grading scale is used by all academic areas of the University.
Support for students
The University offers students support through several different services. You may contact the services listed below directly or seek advice from your Course Convener, Student Administrators, or your College and Course representatives (if applicable).
- ANU Health, safety & wellbeing for medical services, counselling, mental health and spiritual support
- ANU Diversity and inclusion for students with a disability or ongoing or chronic illness
- ANU Dean of Students for confidential, impartial advice and help to resolve problems between students and the academic or administrative areas of the University
- ANU Academic Skills and Learning Centre supports you make your own decisions about how you learn and manage your workload.
- ANU Counselling Centre promotes, supports and enhances mental health and wellbeing within the University student community.
- ANUSA supports and represents undergraduate and ANU College students
- PARSA supports and represents postgraduate and research students
Tej Kala’s research interests focus on the role of individual managers on the credibility of their disclosures.
Dr Tejshree Kala