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ACC2102 Financial Accounting

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Business
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 4 February 2023


Pre-requisite: ACC1105
Enrolment is not permitted in ACC2102 if ACC1102 has been previously completed.


Accounting professionals work in many areas of business and industry. In this course we will focus primarily on companies listed on the Australia Stock Exchange. Listed companies have specific accounting and corporate legislation that they must comply with. The purpose of this course is to engage students in the process of thinking constructively and logically about some of the more complex accounting and reporting issues faced by reporting entities. This course builds on the broad knowledge of accounting and the accounting cycle and systems gained in earlier accounting courses and has a strong focus on the preparation and analysis of financial statements and provides pre-requisite knowledge for advanced study in accounting.

The course will expand the student’s body of knowledge in business reporting, the analysis of business reports and contribute to the development of the essential professional accounting skills such as teamwork.

In this course, students will study various sources of authority as they relate to the recording transactions and events and the preparation of financial statements and business reports. Students will investigate a number of specific accounting standards and generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) in this course; topics include accounting for assets (e.g. financial assets, property, plant and equipment and leased assets), liabilities (provisions, debentures and leases), equity accounts for companies (share capital and reserves) and income, revenue and expense (e.g. recognition and measurement). Students will prepare and analyse financial statements for reporting entities (statement of financial position, statement of profit and loss and other comprehensive income, statement of changes in equity, statement of cash flows), record journal entries for complex business transactions and events and complete a business report.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2022 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 1, 2022 Online
Semester 2, 2022 Online
Date printed 4 February 2023