Accounting Principles (ACCT5001)


This unit provides an introduction to the generally accepted accounting principles and practices underlying financial accounting and reporting. The unit introduces students to the concepts and skills required to prepare, analyse, and interpret financial statements.

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1 x 3hr class per week


individual assignment (10%), group assignment (10%), mid-semester test (30%), final examination (50%)


Carlon, S., Mladenovic, R., Palm, C., Kimmel, P.D., Weygandt, J.J. Financial Accounting: Building Accounting Knowledge, Wiley.

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Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.