Programme/Approved Electives for 2019/20
Available as a Free Standing Elective
The module builds on foundational knowledge acquired in a prior module entitled 'Accounting Principles'. It develops knowledge in financial accounting which will facilitate student progression through more advanced financial accounting modules and supports professional body accreditation of related degree programmes. The module includes the development of skills in the preparation and analysis of key financial statements and skills in using IT to maintain and prepare accounting information. Students will have access to, and training in, an industry wide accounting software package and so will be able to apply accounting skills in a real world situation thereby enhancing their employability.
Talis Aspire Reading ListAny reading lists will be provided by the start of the course.http://lists.lib.keele.ac.uk/modules/man-10024/lists
This module will reinforce and develop knowledge of fundamental concepts and key techniques of financial accounting as a basis for progression to Level 5 accounting and finance undergraduate modules. The module will also provide transferable skills and may enhance employability.
Intended Learning Outcomes
explain key concepts of financial accounting: 1,2prepare principal financial statements of business organisations: 2assess financial performance through analysis of principal financial statements: 1,2discuss accountability and its relevance to financial statements and their main users: 2explain key aspects of the legal and regulatory framework of financial reporting: 1,2use double entry book-keeping and understand its limitations: 1
Lectures 11 hoursTutorials 11 hoursLecture and Tutorial Prep 26 hoursPrivate Study 40 hoursAssignment and Exam Prep 60 hoursExamination 2 hours
Pre-requisite - MAN-10015
1: Computer Task weighted 40%
Description of Module Assessment
1 hour and 30 minutes closed-book computer-administered exam1 hour and 30 minutes closed-book computer-administered questions examining concepts and techniques. Students will be presented with a variety of questions, some multiple choice and others requiring a computed response. This assessment will in the main focus on the technical skills and techniques of financial accounting.2: Unseen Exam weighted 60%
2-hour closed book examThe exam will test knowledge and skills in financial accounting, including computational questions and also questions of interpretation of financial accounting statements and discussion of key underlying concepts.