University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

ACCTING 2501 - Financial Accounting

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Winter School
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 4 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Pre-Requisite: ACCTING 1005 or ACCTING 2502, CORPFIN 1002
Assessment: Exam/assignments/tests/tutorial work as prescribed at first lecture

The aim of this course is to guide students in their acquisition of technical and problem solving skills in the area of corporate external financial reporting. Corporate external financial reporting comprises financial reporting by reporting entities to external stakeholders. It is mandatory for reporting entities to report in accordance with Australian accounting standards. Students in this course will gain skills in reading, interpreting and applying accounting standards. This course builds on introductory financial accounting. The course is essential for all individuals exposed to financial information in the workplace including accountants, auditors, financial analysts, managers, bankers and oversight bodies involved in the preparation or use of company financial statements. It would also be useful for those not wishing to become accountants but who plan to specialise in areas where accounting knowledge would be an advantage such as bankers and finance professionals, journalists, lawyers, and those interested in management positions including engineers and scientists.

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Commonwealth supported
Full fee paying

Study Level

Postgraduate Coursework
Non Award

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Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Winter School Mon 29/06/2020 Fri 03/07/2020 Wed 22/07/2020 Not Available

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Tutorial
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
95308 TU01 0 FULL 20 Jul - 21 Jul Monday, Tuesday 9am - 12:30pm  
Related Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
95307 LE01 0 FULL 29 Jun - 17 Jul Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9am - 12:30pm  
Note: This course is available for online delivery only.