2014 Unit of Study

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Accounting Information Systems
UoS Code INFS5000
Credit points 6
Offered Semester 1 and Semester 2
Prerequisites None
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Additional Information This unit of study is only offered in the Professional Accounting programs.
Lectures 1x 3 hr seminar per week
Assessment group assignment (30%), individual assignment (20%), and final exam (50%)
Description Accountants are extensive users of business information systems (BIS). They also play a critical advisory and managerial role in relation to the design, adoption, evaluation and assurance of BIS to ensure that information and systems are properly governed, used ethically and contribute to business value. This unit provides an introduction to current and emerging information technologies (IT) that support and enable business processes, information management, decision-making and reporting of critical business information in accounting. In addition, associated governance, risk and compliance challenges are explored. Relationships between business processes and accounting information systems are examined to develop your understanding of the complex and changing business information environment from the perspective of different stakeholders. You will also learn how to use tools, frameworks and models that assist in identifying opportunities for business value creation through innovative applications of various BIS and managing business information, processes and systems to ensure that strategies and service providers meet business needs.
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