BAB140 - Introduction to Financial Accounting

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Subject Title
Introduction to Financial Accounting

Subject Description
This course prepares the learner to apply basic accounting principles in the preparation of financial statements for external reporting. Students will become skilled in the bookkeeping process which leads to the preparation of the financial statements. Through the use of case studies, group discussions and seminars, learners increase their ability to analyze, interpret, and communicate financial information. Emphasis will be placed on ethical issues related to the accounting process. Topics include the accounting model, transaction analysis and accounting information processing as well as liquid assets, inventories, capital assets, liabilities and shareholders' equity.

Credit Status
1 credit (3 units)
Required for all Bachelor of Commerce programs
Required for BSD - Bachelor of Technology (Software Development)

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Analyze the role of accounting as the basis for business decision making.
2. Apply appropriate principles and procedures of accounting to develop financial statements for all forms of business enterprise.
3. Explain the purpose and affect of ledger accounts in the accounting cycle.
4. Create appropriate financial statements using information provided.
5. Use accounting information as a basis for decision making based on analysis and interpretation of data from financial statements.
6. Explain the broad principles of internal control necessary to safeguard a company's assets.
7. Apply effective participation in a team learning situation.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
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