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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%

Contact hours

One 2-hour lecture and one 1-hour tutorial


Students must have passed one of the following units: AFC1000, AFC1021 or AFC1022


AFF2851, AFW2851, BUS1060, BUS3030

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