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ACCG1000 – Accounting in Society

2021 – Session 2, Special circumstances

Session 2 Learning and Teaching Update

The decision has been made to conduct study online for the remainder of Session 2 for all units WITHOUT mandatory on-campus learning activities. Exams for Session 2 will also be online where possible to do so.

This is due to the extension of the lockdown orders and to provide certainty around arrangements for the remainder of Session 2. We hope to return to campus beyond Session 2 as soon as it is safe and appropriate to do so.

Some classes/teaching activities cannot be moved online and must be taught on campus. You should already know if you are in one of these classes/teaching activities and your unit convenor will provide you with more information via iLearn. If you want to confirm, see the list of units with mandatory on-campus classes/teaching activities.

Visit the MQ COVID-19 information page for more detail.

General Information

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Unit convenor and teaching staff Unit convenor and teaching staff Unit Convenor, Lecturer
Dr Dinuja Perera
Contact via accg1000@mq.edu.au
4ER 336
TBA
Unit Moderator
Dr Lu Jiao
Contact via accg1000@mq.edu.au
Teaching Assistant
Kim Lu
Contact via accg1000@mq.edu.au
Credit points Credit points
10
Prerequisites Prerequisites
Corequisites Corequisites
Co-badged status Co-badged status
Unit description Unit description

This unit focuses on the role of accounting and the accounting profession in society. By exploring and discovering diverse accountability frameworks, students will learn to appreciate the role accounting plays. The unit aims to introduce basic accounting language, concepts and methods. Students will be provided with an opportunity to discuss evolving means of information preparation, with an emphasis on understanding how such information assists users when making important business decisions. The role of accounting stewardship is explored, developing students’ awareness of social, environmental and ethical concerns in an attempt to develop well rounded business professionals.

Important Academic Dates

Information about important academic dates including deadlines for withdrawing from units are available at https://students.mq.edu.au/important-dates

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  • ULO1: Examine the role of Accounting in a contemporary social context with a focus on business ethics and responsible management.
  • ULO2: Describe the business environment of the accounting profession.
  • ULO3: Develop competences in key technical aspects in accounting practice and be able to process and interpret basic accounting information.
  • ULO4: Evaluate the traditional aspects of accounting for business decision-making.
  • ULO5: Research and communicate ethical issues in business.

General Assessment Information

Late Submission(s): Late assessments must also be submitted through Turnitin. No extensions will be granted. There will be a deduction of 10% of the total available marks made from the total awarded mark for each 24 hour period or part thereof that the submission is late (for example, 25 hours late in submission incurs a 20% penalty). This penalty does not apply for cases in which an application for Special Consideration is made and approved. Note: applications for Special Consideration Policy must be made within 5 (five) business days of the due date and time.

Assessment Tasks

Name Weighting Hurdle Due
Online Quiz 1 5% No Week 6
Case Study 10% No Week 7
Xero Assignment 15% No Ongoing (Week 8 - 11)
Online Quiz 2 15% No Week 9
Final Examination 55% No University Examination Period

Online Quiz 1

Assessment Type 1: Quiz/Test
Indicative Time on Task 2: 7 hours
Due: Week 6
Weighting: 5%

 

Students are required to attempt an online test (quiz) through iLearn. The purpose of the online test is to provide students with feedback on their learning of ‘Financial Accounting’ basics.

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Examine the role of Accounting in a contemporary social context with a focus on business ethics and responsible management.
  • Describe the business environment of the accounting profession.
  • Develop competences in key technical aspects in accounting practice and be able to process and interpret basic accounting information.

Case Study

Assessment Type 1: Report
Indicative Time on Task 2: 21 hours
Due: Week 7
Weighting: 10%

 

The case study is a 1000-word research essay that encourages students to explore ethical issues in business, using materials outside the assigned text.

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Examine the role of Accounting in a contemporary social context with a focus on business ethics and responsible management.
  • Research and communicate ethical issues in business.

Xero Assignment

Assessment Type 1: Participatory task
Indicative Time on Task 2: 21 hours
Due: Ongoing (Week 8 - 11)
Weighting: 15%

 

During the session, students are required to undertake an accounting task using online accounting software, Xero. The Xero assignment is progressive in nature, and students are required to complete the stipulated tasks of this assignment on a weekly basis.

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Examine the role of Accounting in a contemporary social context with a focus on business ethics and responsible management.
  • Develop competences in key technical aspects in accounting practice and be able to process and interpret basic accounting information.

Online Quiz 2

Assessment Type 1: Quiz/Test
Indicative Time on Task 2: 21 hours
Due: Week 9
Weighting: 15%

 

Students are required to attempt an online test (quiz) through iLearn. The purpose of the online test is to provide students with feedback on their learning of the 'Financial Accounting for Business' topics.

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Examine the role of Accounting in a contemporary social context with a focus on business ethics and responsible management.
  • Describe the business environment of the accounting profession.
  • Develop competences in key technical aspects in accounting practice and be able to process and interpret basic accounting information.

Final Examination

Assessment Type 1: Examination
Indicative Time on Task 2: 30 hours
Due: University Examination Period
Weighting: 55%

 

A two-hour online examination (open book) will be held during the University Examination period.

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Examine the role of Accounting in a contemporary social context with a focus on business ethics and responsible management.
  • Describe the business environment of the accounting profession.
  • Develop competences in key technical aspects in accounting practice and be able to process and interpret basic accounting information.
  • Evaluate the traditional aspects of accounting for business decision-making.

1 If you need help with your assignment, please contact:

  • the academic teaching staff in your unit for guidance in understanding or completing this type of assessment
  • the Learning Skills Unit for academic skills support.

2 Indicative time-on-task is an estimate of the time required for completion of the assessment task and is subject to individual variation

Delivery and Resources

Classes

ACCG1000 will be delivered through a series of online pre-recorded lectures which are followed by a weekly 1-hour tutorial. Students may choose to enrol in either a face-to-face on-campus tutorial or an Online/Zoom tutorial. Attendance will be taken at these sessions and student participation is strongly encouraged. In the event that you feel unwell, please do not attend on-campus tutorials and contact your tutor to make alternative arrangements.

Class arrangements may differ at short notice on grounds of health and safety should teaching staff feel unwell. Actively check iLearn prior to your sessions for the latest updates.

Lectures

Weekly pre-recorded lectures will be available on iLearn.

Tutorials

Tutorials begin in Week 1 and all subsequent tutorials will be based upon the previous week's Lecture topic. Students are expected to watch online pre-recorded lectures and attempt tutorial exercises prior to attending weekly tutorials.

Prizes

Prizes for this unit are detailed on the following website: https://students.mq.edu.au/admin/scholarships-and-financial-support/prizes

Prescribed text and recommended materials

Prescribed text for this unit:

• Carlon, S., McAlpine-Mladenovic, R., Palm, C., Mitrione, L., Kirk, N. and Wong, L.(2016) 'Financial Accounting: Reporting, Analysis and Decision Making (6th edition)', Wiley, QLD, Australia.

This text will be used in both ACCG1000 and ACCG1001. Students can purchase this text online at https://www.wileydirect.com.au/buy/financial-accounting-reporting-analysis-and-decision-making-6th-edition/

This text is available in both hard copy and E-Text formats. Other required material will be available to students throughout the session via iLearn.

KickStart

This unit includes a KickStart package, designed to help you get a head start with your studies. Being well prepared can be the key to success, so be sure to take advantage of KickStart and make it work for you.

What is it?

KickStart is a package of resources and activities in iLearn that is specific to studying this unit. Your package may include welcome videos from the Unit Convenor, introductory quizzes, and insights on the unit.

When is it available?

Two weeks before the start of the session, log into iLearn and access the KickStart package. Please note that the activities in the KickStart package do not count towards the final grade of the unit.

What is required to complete this unit satisfactorily?

In addition to the requirements outlined in the Assessment tasks section above, it is expected that students in this course are independent learners who assume personal responsibility for their learning and undertake a pro-active approach to addressing any deficiencies in their understanding of the course materials through independent research and inquiry and through consultations with peers and instructors as appropriate.

Unit Schedule

Unit Schedule

Week    Topic                                                                                               

   1         Accounting, Accountability and Society                                            

              Accounting for Organisations

              Careers in Accounting

              (Textbook Chapter 1, pp. 1-17)    

   2         Ethics:                                                                                             

              What is it and why it is important?

              Role of ethics in accounting

              Code of ethics for professional accountants

              (Reading materials provided on iLearn)

   3         Financial Accounting for Business: Double-Entry Accounting         

              (Textbook Chapter 2, pp. 94-106)

   4         Financial Accounting for Business: Preparing General Journals     

              (Textbook Chapter 2, pp. 107-111)

   5         Financial Accounting for Business: Posting and Trial Balance         

              (Textbook Chapter 2, pp. 112-131)

   6         Financial Accounting for Business: Adjusting Entries                                         

              (Textbook Chapter 3, pp. 160-184, pp. 190-191)                

   7         Financial Accounting for Business: Closing Entries                                                               

              (Textbook Chapter 3, pp. 186-191)

              *MID-SESSION BREAK* (13 September 2021 to 24 September 2021)

   8          Financial Accounting for Business: Preparing and Interpreting Financial Statements  1

               (Textbook Chapter 1, pp. 17-34, pp. 38-43, Chapter 3, pp. 192-193)

   9          Financial Accounting for Business: Preparing and Interpreting Financial Statements  2

               (Textbook Chapter 1, pp.43.59)

  10         Management Accounting: Introduction

               (Textbook Chapter 15, pp. 921-934)

  11         Management Accounting: Cost Volume Profit Analysis

               (Textbook Chapter 17, pp. 1047-1053, pp. 1057-1066)

  12         Sustainability:

               What it is and why it is important?

               Role of accountants

               Disclosure and reporting requirements

               (Reading materials provided on iLearn)

  13         Revision

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Students seeking more policy resources can visit the Student Policy Gateway (https://students.mq.edu.au/support/study/student-policy-gateway). It is your one-stop-shop for the key policies you need to know about throughout your undergraduate student journey.

If you would like to see all the policies relevant to Learning and Teaching visit Policy Central (https://staff.mq.edu.au/work/strategy-planning-and-governance/university-policies-and-procedures/policy-central).

Student Code of Conduct

Macquarie University students have a responsibility to be familiar with the Student Code of Conduct: https://students.mq.edu.au/admin/other-resources/student-conduct

Results

Results published on platform other than eStudent, (eg. iLearn, Coursera etc.) or released directly by your Unit Convenor, are not confirmed as they are subject to final approval by the University. Once approved, final results will be sent to your student email address and will be made available in eStudent. For more information visit ask.mq.edu.au or if you are a Global MBA student contact globalmba.support@mq.edu.au

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Learning Skills

Learning Skills (mq.edu.au/learningskills) provides academic writing resources and study strategies to help you improve your marks and take control of your study.

The Library provides online and face to face support to help you find and use relevant information resources. 

Student Enquiry Service

For all student enquiries, visit Student Connect at ask.mq.edu.au

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Equity Support

Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Service who can provide appropriate help with any issues that arise during their studies.

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