AFC2851 - Accounting information systems and financial modelling
6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate Faculty of Business and Economics
Clayton Second semester 2009 (Day)
The objective of this unit is two-fold. First, the unit provides students with a broad introduction to accounting information systems and the role technology plays in accounting. The focus will be on an introduction to: enterprise systems; database
management; documentation methods; internal controls; and the core business processes found in organisations. Second, the unit focuses on corporate modelling theory; models as decision support tools; types and uses of models; benefits and limitations of models; effective spreadsheet design; auditing spreadsheet models and development of various models using an industry standard spreadsheet.
The learning goals associated with this unit are to:
- examine the role of accounting information systems in analysing and providing decision support to managers
- explain the design of accounting information systems and financial models
- develop financial models to assist in decision making
- apply critical thinking, problem solving and presentation skills to individual and/or group activities dealing with accounting information systems.
Within semester assessment: 30%
Examination (3 hours) 70%
One 2-hour lecture and one 1-hour tutorial
Students must have passed one of the following units: AFC1000, AFC1021 or AFC1022