ACCT 3001 Accounting Information Systems

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 200534

Coordinator Daniel Yeung Opens in new window

Description This unit considers the design and implementation of accounting information systems as a data model for resource allocation and management of an organisation. It includes consideration of current trends in information management and the changing regulatory requirements.

School Business

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 3 subject

Pre-requisite(s) FINC 1001

Equivalent Subjects LGYB 3524 - Accounting Information Systems LGYA 9783 - Accounting Information Systems ACCT 3010 - Issues in Accounting Information Systems

Assumed Knowledge

Basic financial and management accounting fundamentals, including use of spreadsheets in accounting and the use of a computerised accounting package.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Analyse and evaluate accounting information needs;
  2. Apply internal control principles and to devise specific procedures to deter threats from fraud or waste ? in both manual and electronic environments;
  3. Apply design principles and tools in the development of an AIS;
  4. Evaluate different types of information systems;
  5. Identify the stages of information systems development, needs for continuous maintenance and improvement and strategies commonly used to enable an organisation to maintain a strategic position;
  6. Identify the benefits and costs in adopting ERP systems;
  7. Follow developments and issues involved when reporting financial results in an open electronic environment.

Subject Content

- instruction in system analysis, design, implementation and maintenance
- data modelling and data base design
- Critical evaluation of Internal control Issues including those related to E-commerce
- evaluation of different types of AIS
- data transfer and customised design of accounting reports

Assessment

The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Participation 1 hour per week 10 N Individual
Quiz 1 hour 20 N Individual
Professional Task Computer assignment (on MS Access) using Pearson’s ITLab, should be completed during the practical session 20 N Individual
Final Exam 2 hours 50 Y Individual

Prescribed Texts

  • Romney, M & Steinbart, P 2015, Accounting information systems, 13th edn, Pearson, Frenchs Forest, NSW.

Teaching Periods

2022 Trimester 1

Sydney City

Day

Subject Contact Neelam Goela Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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2022 Trimester 2

Wsu Online

Online

Subject Contact Natasha Daraio Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Sydney City

Day

Subject Contact Neelam Goela Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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2022 Semester 2

Bankstown

Day

Subject Contact Daniel Yeung Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Online

Online

Subject Contact Daniel Yeung Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Parramatta City - Macquarie St

Day

Subject Contact Daniel Yeung Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Evening

Subject Contact Daniel Yeung Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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