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Course 2019-2020 a.y.

30336 - ACCOUNTING AND FINANCIAL STATEMENT ANALYSIS

BIG
Department of Accounting

Course taught in English

Go to class group/s: 23

BIG (6 credits - II sem. - OB  |  SECS-P/07)
Course Director:
XIAOXI WU

Classes: 23 (II sem.)
Instructors:
Class 23: XIAOXI WU


Suggested background knowledge

At the beginning of the course, students are not expected to have any knowledge on the double-entry accounting system. Students are expected to be familiar with the notions of a Management course.


Mission & Content Summary
MISSION

Accounting is the language of business, an important means of communication among business parties. Among others, financial accounting speaks mainly to external information users, such as investors and financial analysts, who make decisions for many different purposes using the accounting information disclosed in financial statements. This course aims to provide students with an understanding of the double-entry booking system and their applications in main transactions, and the key accounting concepts and principles according to which financial statements are prepared.

CONTENT SUMMARY
  • General accounting: the double-entry accounting system.
  • Financial accounting transactions and preparation of financial statements (accounting for owner's equity; cash flow statement preparation).

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO)
KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
At the end of the course student will be able to...
  • Identify the critical elements underlying the application of the double-entry accounting system.
  • Gain knowledge and skills in respect of preparing and understanding financial statements.
  • Understand and replicate an elementary individual financial statement.
  • Explain the accounting principles underlying financial statements preparation.
APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
At the end of the course student will be able to...
  • Understand the basic accounting concepts and measurements that underlie financial statements.
  • Apply the double entry system to report accounting transactions.
  • Analyze the accounting information presented in financial statements and apply effective analytic skills and tools to make business decisions.

Teaching methods
  • Face-to-face lectures
  • Exercises (exercises, database, software etc.)
  • Case studies /Incidents (traditional, online)
DETAILS
  • The learning experience is mainly based on face-to-face lectures, which are interactive.
  • Case studies are used during teaching to show students “the real world of business and accounts”.


Assessment methods
  Continuous assessment Partial exams General exam
  • Written individual exam (traditional/online)
  • x   x
  • Active class participation (virtual, attendance)
  • x   x
    ATTENDING AND NOT ATTENDING STUDENTS

    For ALL students

     

    • One final exam representing 80% of the final grade. 

    The final exam aims to: assess whether the student is able to identify the critical elements underlying the application of the double-entry accounting system; check whether the student gained knowledge and skills in respect of preparing and understanding financial statements; assess if the student is able to replicate an elementary individual financial statement; and test the student’s ability of explaining the accounting principles underlying financial statements preparation.

    The final exam also aims to: evaluate the student’s knowledge on journal entries and financial statements; assess the student’s ability to use the “accounting equation” and double-entry accounting system; check whether the student is able to analyse, calculate and prepare journal entries according to core accounting principles; and test if the student is able to compose financial statements based on basic transactions.

     

    • One individual assignment on ABF annual report analysis, representing 20% of the final grade. 

    Teaching materials
    ATTENDING AND NOT ATTENDING STUDENTS

    LIBBY, LIBBY, HODGE, Financial Accounting, McGraw-Hill, International Edition, 2016, 10th edition.

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