Advanced Diploma in Business

HP7K 47 : Business Accounting

Course Description

This 2-credit Unit enables students to develop their knowledge and understanding in the preparation and use of accounting information within a business organisation. Students will develop skills in preparing basic financial and management accounting reports and in interpreting and using financial information for decision making. 

There are five Outcomes in this Unit.

It is recommended that Outcomes 1 and 2 are assessed separately and that the assessment is integrated for Outcomes 3, 4 and 5. 

In Outcome 1 students will prepare the financial statements for a limited company comprising an income statement, statement of financial position and statement of changes in equity and incorporating year-end adjustments. 

Outcome 2 focuses on the preparation of management accounting information and students will prepare a cash budget. Further, students will calculate the break-even point for making business decisions; for example considering the launch of a new product.

It is recommended that Outcomes 3, 4 and 5 are delivered and assessed using an integrated approach. These Outcomes cover: users of financial information and the purposes for which it is needed; sources of finance available to a business, both short term and long term; and an analysis of the performance and financial position of a business by looking at statements of cash flows and use of accounting ratios. The assessment could take the form of a case study covering these three areas.