ACCTING 2502 - Accounting Method II

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2017

This course extends the understanding of the method of double-entry accounting. It is designed to provide students with advanced accounting skills required to be able to prepare classified financial statements (in particular the Income Statement and the Balance Sheet) from initial transactions through to adjusting entries and next period entries. In addition are specific topics including inventories, accounts receivables, non-current assets, liabilities and equity. There is an emphasis on the understanding of the connection between topics and the Framework for the Preparation and Presentation of Financial Statements and relevant accounting standards (AASBs).

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code ACCTING 2502
    Course Accounting Method II
    Coordinating Unit Business School
    Term Semester 1
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 3 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Prerequisites ACCTING 1002, CORPFIN 1002
    Incompatible ACCTING 1005
    Restrictions Available to B Com students only - students outside of the program must seek approval from the Course Coordinator
    Course Description This course extends the understanding of the method of double-entry accounting. It is designed to provide students with advanced accounting skills required to be able to prepare classified financial statements (in particular the Income Statement and the Balance Sheet) from initial transactions through to adjusting entries and next period entries. In addition are specific topics including inventories, accounts receivables, non-current assets, liabilities and equity. There is an emphasis on the understanding of the connection between topics and the Framework for the Preparation and Presentation of Financial Statements and relevant accounting standards (AASBs).
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Max Bessell

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes

    On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate the nature and processes of accrual accounting and demonstrate the accounting processes from initial transactions through to preparing the Income Statement and Balance Sheet.

    2. Demonstrate a comprehensive and applied knowledge of accounting for GST, equity, inventories, accounts receivable, non-current assets and liabilities.

    3. Prepare a Statement of Changes in Equity.

    4. Examine the Framework for the Preparation and Presentation of Financial Statements and accounting standards (AASBs) as they relate to the topics covered.
    University Graduate Attributes

    This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:

    University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
    Deep discipline knowledge
    • informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
    • acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
    • accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
    1,2,3,4
    Critical thinking and problem solving
    • steeped in research methods and rigor
    • based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
    • demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
    1,2,3,4
    Career and leadership readiness
    • technology savvy
    • professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
    • forward thinking and well informed
    • tested and validated by work based experiences
    1,2,3,4
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    Hoggett, J, Edwards, L., Medlin, J., Chalmers, K., Hellmann, A., Beattie, C. & Maxfield, J. 2015. Financial Accounting, Wiley, Milton, Queensland, 9th edition.
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    The course is delivered through a mixture of online and face to face delivery. All topics are supported by worked tutorial questions/solutions. The tutes time are used to provide formative assessment where students are provided with exam type questions/solutions.
    Workload

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

    The amount of work required in the course should not be underestimated. Students need to be organsied in the manner of their learning and ensure that they understand the application of knowledge. This is particulary relevant for the online deliveries where students need to be proactive with their learning and ensure that they keep up to date.
    Learning Activities Summary
    Introductory Accounting I (or its equivalent) and Business Finance is a pre-requisite for this course. Students who have enrolled in Accounting Methods but have not met the prequisites will be removed from the Accounting Methods II.
  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary

    Assessment Task Weighting Learning Outcome
    Test dealing with Inventories. This test may be held In-Class or Online. 10% 2, 4
    Assignment dealing with Share Issues 10% 2
    Mid term test 20% 1
    Final exam 60% All
    Total 100%
    Assessment Detail
    Mid Semester Test - 20%
    This covers Topics 1-4 (incl) and is normally held in Bonython Hall.

    Test  - 10%
    This covers GST and may be held In-Class or Online

    Assignment - 10%
    This covers Inventories and may be held In-Class or Online

    Final Exam - 60%
    This covers all Topics in the course other than GST or Inventories.
    Submission

    The only submission requirements relate to the Assignment and more detals on that will be provided during the semester.

    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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