ACCOUNT

Topics: Financial statements, Management accounting, Balance sheet Pages: 10 (935 words) Published: September 26, 2013


UNIVERSITI UTARA MALAYSIA
UUM COLLEGEOF BUSINESS
SCHOOL OF ACCOUNTANCY

COURSE CODE
:
BKAL1013

COURSE
:
BUSINESS ACCOUNTING

PRE-REQUISITE
:
NONE

1.0 COURSE SYNOPSIS

This course is designed specifically for students from non-accounting disciplines. It is divided into two sections, i.e. financial accounting and management accounting.

Students will be exposed to accounting concepts, principles and assumptions. They would be able to assess and apply the information provided by accountants in making decisions.

2.0 COURSE OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of the course, students are expected:

2.1to understand on the basic accounting concepts; the accounting cycle andprocess; and 2.2to understand the important and usefulness of accounting information in decisionmaking.

3.0 COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the end of this course, students should be able to know and understand: 3.1 the basic concepts of accounting;
3.2 the meaning, role and importance of accounting information; 3.3 the process of preparing financial statements; and
3.4 how the accounting information helps the management in making business decisions.

4.0 COURSE CONTENT

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TOPIC
REFERENCE

HOUR

1.

1.0 ACCOUNTING ENVIRONMENT
1.1 Definition of accounting.
1.2 Purposes of accounting, fields of accounting, accounting professional bodies, ethics and regulations 1.3 Types of business
1.4 Characteristics of qualitative accounting information
1.5 Users of accounting information

Topic 1
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Topic 2
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1.5

2.

2.0 ACCOUNTING CONCEPT AND PRACTICE
2.1 Generally accepted accounting principles
Accounting assumptions
Accounting principles
Accounting constraints
2.2 Types of financial statement
Statement of Comprehensive Income
Statement of Changes in Equity
Statement of Financial Position
Statement of Cash Flows
2.3 Business transactions and the accounting equation

Topic 1
Rosli et. al

Topic 3
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3

3.

3.0 THE RECORDING PROCESS
3.1 Characteristic of an account
3.2 The rules of debit and credit
3.3 The steps in recording process
3.4 Preparing of trial balance

Topic 2
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Topic 4
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6

4.

4.0 COMPLETING THE ACCOUNTING CYCLE
4.1 Adjusting entries
4.2 Preparing the adjusted trial balance
4.3 Closing entries
4.4 Preparing the financial statement
Statement of Comprehensive Income
Statement of Owner’s Equity
Statement of Financial Position

Topic 3
Rosli et. al

Topic 5
Norfaiezah et. al

6

5.

5.0 ACCOUNTING FOR MERCHANDISING
BUSINESSES
5.1 Merchandising businesses’ environment
Transaction for purchases, sales, discounts, returns and transportation costs 5.2 Accounting for inventory
Periodic inventory system
Perpetual inventory system
5.3 Format of Statement of Comprehensive Income and Statement of Financial Position 5.4 Closing entries

Topic 4
Rosli et. al

Topic 6
Norfaiezah et. al

4.5

6.

6.0 COMPANIES ANNUAL REPORT
6.1 Regulatory and disclosure requirements related to financial reporting 6.2 Major reports
Chairman’s report, board of directors’ report and audit report 6.3 Major financial statement
Statement of Comprehensive Income, Statement of Financial Position and Statement of Cash Flows 6.4 Accounting policies and notes to the account

Topic 5
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1.5

7.

7.0 FINANCIAL STATEMENT ANALYSIS
7.1 Users of financial statement
7.2 The importance of financial statement analysis
7.3 Types of analysis:
1. Percentage – vertical and horizontal analysis
2. Ratio – liquidity, profitability, efficiency and solvency

Topic 6
Rosli et. al

Topic 7
Norfaiezah et. al

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8.

8.0 MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING
8.1 Introduction to managerial accounting
8.2 The differences between managerial and financial accounting...

References: Malaysian Perspective 4E Edition (Special Adaptation from Accounting 22e by Warren, Reeves and Duchac, 2006), Cengage, Singapore.
3. Warren, C.S., Reeves, J.M & Fess, P.E. (2002). Accounting (20e),
South-Western Thompson Learning, USA.
4. CheZuriana, Akilah, Noriah, Noor Azizi, MohdAzlan, (2001), PerakaunanPerniagaan, Penerbit UUM, Sintok.
5. Engku Ismail Engku Ali (2001), Perakaunan Perniagaan, Kuala Lumpur. Pearson-Prentice Hall.
2. Dyson, J.R., (2010), Accounting for Non-Accounting Students, Eight Edition, Financial Times, London.
3. Leong, A.F.C., and Wong, S.V. (2010) Business Accounting, Third Edition, Pearson Education, Kuala Lumpur.
4. Horngren, C.T., Harrison, Jr, W.T., and Oliver, M.S., (2012), Accounting, Ninth Edition, Pearson Education Limited, Essex.
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