ACCT 7016 Information Systems for Accountants

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 200399

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Description The aim of this subject is to examine the theory and application of information technology on the accounting discipline. This subject covers principles of systems analysis, design and database management relating to accounting information systems. The functions, control, data and processes of accounting information systems are discussed in the context of businesses. Students learn about the communication of accounting information through the internet and explore further the development of integrated systems using a blended learning design approach.

School Business

Discipline Accounting

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp

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Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject

Co-requisite(s) ACCT 7018

Restrictions

Students wishing to enrol in this subject as an elective must gain approval from an Academic program Advisor (Accounting) and must be enrolled in a postgraduate Business program.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  1. Critically evaluate an existing accounting information system, the effectiveness of its internal controls, and its ability to provide a level of information security that meets decision-makers information needs.

  2. Utilise data science tools to model different business scenarios, collect, process, and present information cost-effectively to enhance operations and support reporting requirements of an organisation.

  3. Apply data science to extract information from internal and external data sources

  4. Analyse business intelligence and information visualisation techniques to provide useful insights to decision-makers.

Subject Content

  1. Documenting Accounting Information Systems. 
  2. Systems Development Activities. 
  3. Database Management Systems and relational data model. 
  4. Controlling Accounting Information Systems. 
  5. Accounting Information Systems applications. 
  6. Business Intelligence and Sustainability Reporting. 
  7. Emerging Technology and Data Analytics.

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.

Type Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Quiz Weekly – A minimum of 5 out of 7 must be submitted (the best 5 will be counted toward the final mark). 10 N Individual
Practical 1 hour over one week 10 N Individual
Practical 1 hour over one week 15 N Individual
Intra-session Exam 90 minutes (in-class) 25 N Individual
Final Exam 2 hours 40 Y Individual

Prescribed Texts

  • Richardson, Chang and Smith (2024), Accounting Information Systems 4th Edn, McGraw-Hill Education New York. ISBN10: 1264444842 | ISBN13: 9781264444847

Teaching Periods

Quarter 4 (2023)

Parramatta City - Macquarie St

On-site

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Sydney City Campus Quarter 4 (2023)

Sydney City

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Quarter 2 (2024)

Parramatta City - Macquarie St

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Quarter 4 (2024)

Parramatta City - Macquarie St

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Sydney City Campus Quarter 4 (2024)

Sydney City

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