ACC549 Financial Literacy for Decision Makers (2)

In this subject students will develop skills that enable them to analyse and interpret accounting reports and to communicate the results of this analysis to interested parties. The subject focuses on the use of accounting information and students will learn various tools and techniques to enable them to make effective business decisions.


Micro Session 5 (72)
Bathurst Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: ACC549. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Accounting and Finance

Enrolment Restrictions

Postgraduate students only

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to analyse and interpret a range of accounting and financial transactions and reports;
  • be able to identify and describe sources of business finance;
  • be able to use a spreadsheet to assist in the preparation of business information; and,
  • be able to generate and analyse a range of business results and reports.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Financial statements and analysing business transactions;
  • Funding the business; and
  • Operating cash.

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of ACC549 in Micro 5 2020. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Using financial information to aid decision making
Understanding and analysing financial statements

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.