ACC10060 Introduction to Accounting

Academic Year 2023/2024

This module is intended for non-business degree students and will provide students with an introduction to financial and management accounting. Among the areas covered are: the nature and purpose of accounting; the users of accounting information; preparation and interpretation of Trading, Profit and Loss Accounts, Balance Sheets; VAT,The purpose of management accounting is to provide information to assist management in making informed decisions and evaluations. Management needs to plan, control and make decisions.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module students should be able to:
- Understand the nature and role of accounting information
- Classify users of accounting information and how each user might use this information
- Prepare Trading, Profit and Loss Accounts, Balance Sheets and Cash Flow Statements
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the financial statements by being able to analyse and interpret a set of accounts
- prepare VAT return
- Understand the role of management accounting.
- Understand the importance of cost classifications
- Understand the relationships between cost volume and profit.
- Be able to do breakeven analysis
- Be able to prepare various budgets leading up to and including the cash budget

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning






Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Enquiry & problem based learning 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Exclusions:

This module is offered only to non-business students. It is not offered to students in the following Programmes:
-Bachelor of Commerce (BComm)
-Bachelor of Commerce (International) (BComm International)
-Bachelor of Business and Law (BBL)
-Bachelor of Science (Economics and Finance) (BSc Economics and Finance)
-BSc Business
-Bachelor of Actuarial and Financial Studies (BAFS)

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
ACC10040 - Financial Accounting 1

Additional Information:
This course is recommended for students who have no prior knowledge of accounting.

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Examination: Final written exam 2 hour End of Trimester Exam No Graded No


Multiple Choice Questionnaire: In class MCQ's Varies over the Trimester n/a Graded No


Attendance: Attendance and participation Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
Repeat Within Two Trimesters
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Feedback will be given after each assessment

Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12 Mon 11:00 - 12:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - Autumn: Weeks 2-12 Thurs 15:00 - 15:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 Thurs 15:00 - 16:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 Tues 15:00 - 15:50