ACCT 3011 The Accountant as a Consultant

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 200118

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Description This unit aims to provide students with a 'hands on' flexible and practical work integrated learning (WIL) experience in the Accounting degree. This is mainly done through working in groups on projects as accountants would do when they engage with clients and entrepreneurs as professional consultants. Students come to understand the role of an accountant in the effective management of the business to sustain, grow and expand the business to higher levels consulting problems involving a wide range of business related issues. This unit is designed to give students an opportunity to apply the theoretical knowledge gained in other units in their degree program thus enabling them to bring knowledge to life. On successful completion of this unit students will be able to appreciate the relevance of their business subjects/units in real business situations and to become business consultants.

School Business

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 3 subject

Pre-requisite(s) ACCT 2001

Equivalent Subjects LGYB 8986 - The Accountant as a Management Consultant

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Appreciate the kinds of problems encountered by local businesses/organisations and the symptoms that will be apparent in their accounts;
  2. Analyse and solve various business problems using case study approaches;
  3. Develop skills in financial and strategic planning for small business;
  4. Enhance report writing and verbal communication skills;
  5. Demonstrate a foundation of ethical thinking in commercial engagements;
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of the role an accountant as a consultant provides to business.
  7. Analyse a business problem encountered by any for- profit, a not-for profit, or a government organisation, and its impact on stakeholders;
  8. Apply appropriate accounting research methods and tools to solve problems;
  9. Use appropriate communication methods, verbal and written, to convey information;
  10. Work productively, in a group of consultants, to solve and report on a business problem;
  11. Develop a project tender which includes appropriate curriculum vitae;
  12. Present project findings to an audience of peers or industry professionals.

Subject Content

- strategic thinking and strategic accounting
- financial and management accounting
- Regulatory Issues
- client management Issues
- financial management
- business or professional ethics
- Entrepreneurship ? Background on The role of The entrepreneurial profile
- Marketing of businesses including pricing of products and services
- business and succession planning
- Internal control
- Project tenders including curriculum Vitae

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
Professional Task 1100 words 10 N Individual
Professional Task 1500 words 30 N Individual
Presentation 20 minutes 20 N Group
Report 4500 words 40 N Group

Prescribed Texts

  • Shaper, M & Volery, T 2011, Entrepreneurship and small business ? a Pacific Rim perspective, 3rd edn, John Wiley & Sons Australia Ltd.

Teaching Periods

2022 Semester 1

Campbelltown

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Parramatta City - Macquarie St

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2022 Trimester 1

Wsu Online

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Sydney City

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2022 Trimester 2

Sydney City

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2022 Semester 2

Bankstown

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Campbelltown

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Online

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Parramatta City - Macquarie St

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2022 Trimester 3

Wsu Online

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