The University of Newcastle, Australia
Not currently offered
Course code



10 units


6000 level

Course handbook


Examines the theory and practice of Accounting Information Systems. Covers all aspects of the use of information technology to support the contemporary organisation, with particular emphasis on support for Accounting and Finance. Industry-focused case studies and detailed practical exercises are used to underpin the conceptual models used to describe the elements of modern accounting support systems.


Not currently offered.

This Course was last offered in Trimester 2 - 2020.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate a strong knowledge of the applications of a computer-based accounting system.

2. Appreciate the nature of the interactions between the traditional accounting applications and other transaction management systems.

3. Use technology-assisted tools for project control, audit, financial analysis and reporting.


  • Components of business information systems
  • Information systems selection, development and implementation
  • Enterprise Wide Information systems (ERP)
  • Evaluation of information systems, including formal audit
  • Adding value, using technology to support decision making
  • Managing the System Development Life Cycle.

Assumed knowledge

Master of Professional Accounting students must have successfully completed PACC6000 prior to enrolling in this course.

Assessment items

Written Assignment: Article Critique

Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Case Studies

Formal Examination: Final Examination