Unit Convener & Lecturer (Module 1)
Unit Convener & Lecturer (Module 2)
Please use email as the first form of contact. Teaching staff will receive correspondence only if sent to the unit email account above.
The consultation timetable will be made available on the unit’s website in Week 2. Staff members are available for two hours per week for consultation starting from Week 3.
You are encouraged to seek help at a time that is convenient to you from a staff member teaching on this unit during their regular consultation hours. In special circumstances, an appointment may be made outside regular consultation hours. Staff will not conduct any consultations by email. You may, however, phone staff during their consultation hours.
In order to gain access to staff located at levels 2 and 3 of building E4A during their consultation hours, please ring the staff member from the phones available in the lobby (phone numbers of relevant staff members will be provided on iLearn and are available next to the phones).
Students experiencing significant difficulties with any topic in the unit must seek assistance immediately.
- There are two components in this unit and the teaching scheme is different for each.
- Module 1 (James Hazelton), Business Planning and Advisory (weeks 1 to 6), all lectures are on-line videos, but tutorials are face-to-face in a class room.
- Module 2 (Leisa Henness), Corporate Accounting (weeks 7 to 13), has 2 hour lectures per week face-to-face live in a lecture theater, plus tutorials.
- Tutorials for both components are one hour per week face-to-face, starting in Week 2.
- The timetable for classes can be found on the University web site at: http://www.timetables.mq.edu.au/
Timetable for face to face lectures (weeks 7 to 13)
8 - 10 am
W6D Lotus Theatre
6 - 8 pm
|C5C Collaborative Forum
Timetable for tutorials
ACCG308 also requires students to attend a weekly small group tutorial of one-hour duration. The maximum number of students in each group is thirty.
Tutors will record attendance each week. You must attend at least 9 of the 12 tutorials in order to complete satisfactory coursework requirements for this unit. For this purpose we do not accept medical certificates for missed tutorials; it is up to you to organise yourself to come to at least nine tutorials.
Tutorials begin in Week 2.
Tutorial places have been allocated by the University's on-line enrolment system. Most tutorials are already full. If you do not already have a tutorial time, then you must enrol on-line as soon as possible.
Due to the large number of students enrolled in ACCG308, changes to tutorial times are managed by the on-line enrolment system. It is not necessary to contact members of staff about tutorial changes. On-line enrolment changes will be shut down at the end of Week 2 so all changes must be made by then.
You can only attend and sit for the class test or hand up tutorial homework in your registered tutorial.
The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants Prize is awarded to the best student in the unit ACCG308 Corporate Accounting and Reporting.
Required and Recommended Texts and/or Materials
Module 1 (Business planning and advisory)
Rogoff, E., (2007) Bankable Business Plans (2nd Edition), Rowhouse Publishing, New York. Available on Kindle from amazon.com
Note that this is quite an old text but is excellent in the way it simply and logically sets out the key elements of a business plan. For a more up-to-date discussion on business planning and marketing in the digital era, the following additional text is highly recommended:
Kawasaki (2015) The Art of the Start 2.0: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything, Penguin, New York.
Module 2 (Corporate accounting)
Jubb, P.B., Haswell, S.M. and I.A. Langfield-Smith, Company Accounting, 5th Edition 2010, Cengage, Melbourne.
The text can be purchased from the Macquarie University Co-op Bookshop.
This text is used extensively for both lecture references and for tutorial work. Ideally students should have a copy of this text that they can access at all times. Copies of this text are available on Library Reserve.
Technology Used and Required
You will need basic computer skills to use Macquarie University’s iLearn teaching facility (refer to the detail contained below in Unit Web Page). You will need to download documents supplied in pdf format.
Unit Web Page
ACCG308 lecture handouts, notices and homework solutions will be available in full from the unit’s web page. You can access the web page on campus, at work or at home, where you can login to “iLearn” https://ilearn.mq.edu.au/login/MQ/. Please check the web site on a regular basis for notices, updates, etc.
Lectures for Weeks 7-12 will be audio recorded on ‘iLecture’ and made available on iLearn by the end of the week. 'Virtual tutorials', which provide detailed explanations for some self-study homework questions, are also made available for some topics.