Accounting for Decision Makers

Course code ACFI1001
Available in 2016
2016 Course Timetables


Financial accounting and management accounting concepts provide the very foundation for business decision making. This course provides an introduction to financial accounting by analysing the accounting function and the preparation of conventional financial statements. Students will develop the initial skills of financial management while beginning to engage in appropriate ethical practices.



  • Semester 1 - 2016
  • Semester 2 - 2016


  • Semester 1 - 2016

Learning Outcomes

1. Discuss and explain the nature and purpose of accounting;

2. Prepare and interpret financial statements according to conventional methods of accounting;

3. Identify, analyse and evaluate financial information relevant to the operating, investing and financing decisions of a business entity;

4. Organise, calculate and analyse information relevant to decision making;

5. Demonstrate a growing awareness of ethics within the accounting environment.


The course content includes the following topics:

  1. Introduction to accounting and different accounting entities
  2. Financial statements
  3. Recording accounting transactions
  4. Analysing, and interpreting Financial Statements
  5. Introduction to managerial accounting
  6. Cost-volume-profit analysis
  7. Time value of money
  8. Capital investment decisions
  9. Budgeting
  10. Accounting for sustainability

Assessment Items

Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Tutorial Assignments

In Term Test: Mid Semester examination

Formal Examination: Final Examination

Quiz: Online Weekly tests

Contact Hours



Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for 13 Weeks

This course will require preparatory activity outside the face-to-face contact hours described



Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 13 Weeks



Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 13 Weeks