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This unit equips managers with the skills and tools to construct, analyse, interpret and act upon the accounting and financial information produced within a business. This discussion and analysis begins with the three financial statements targeted at external users: the Profit and Loss Statement, the Balance Sheet, and the Statement of Cash Flows. The unit then proceeds into the analysis, interpretation, and the use of management accounting information for the purpose of managerial decision making. Real life complexities in the decision making process are highlighted.
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|Syndicate Report||40%||No||Week 10|
|Online Participation||10%||No||Week 10|
|Final Exam||50%||No||University Formal examination Period|
Students are required to undertake an analysis of a range of aspects of a company listed on the Australian Stock Exchange. You are required to analyse the performance of the organisation (including strategic considerations) and provide critiques and recommendations.
Students are required to review reading materials (including case studies) and participate in an online discussion forum via iLearn on the practical application of concepts learned in this unit.
The final exam is of 2 hours duration and will be conducted online. It will be open book and covers the content of the course.
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2 Indicative time-on-task is an estimate of the time required for completion of the assessment task and is subject to individual variation
There is no required textbook for this unit. The following textbook is suggested:
Atrill, P., McLaney, E., & Harvey, D., 2018, Accounting for Non-Specialists, 7th Edition, Pearson Australia, ISBN: 978-1-4886-1258-9
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Classes will be delivered in person and online via Zoom.
Students are required to attend all classes.
Our Unit Notes provide the key information and are written, where applicable, from the perspective of managers and executives. The textbook readings provide background/supporting material where relevant. The topics and readings are as follows:
|Session||Topic||Primary Readings||Optional Textbook Reading|
|20 Sep 2021||The Nature of Accounting||Unit Notes – Topic 1||AMH (Textbook) Chapters 1 & 4|
|27 Sep 2021||Balance Sheets and Profit and Loss Statements||Unit Notes – Topic 2||AMH (Textbook) Chapters 2 & 3|
|4 Oct 2021||Statement of Cash Flows||Unit Notes – Topic 3||AMH (Textbook) Chapter 6|
|11 Oct 2021||Working Capital Management||Unit Notes – Topic 4||AMH (Textbook) Chapter 13|
|18 Oct 2021||Financial Statement Analysis||Unit Notes – Topic 5||AMH (Textbook) Chapter 8|
|25 Oct 2021||Financial Statement Analysis: DuPont Model||Unit Notes – Topic 6|
|1 Nov 2021||Financial Statement Analysis: Managing for Sustainable Growth||Unit Notes – Topic 7|
|8 Nov 2021||Cost Behaviour and Analysis||Unit Notes – Topic 8||AMH (Textbook) Chapters 9 & 10|
|15 Nov 2021||Short-Term Management Planning||Unit Notes – Topic 9||AMH (Textbook) Chapter 7|
|22 Nov 2021||Budgeting||Unit Notes – Topic 10||AMH (Textbook) Chapter 11|
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Unit information based on version 2021.10 of the Handbook