ACC100 Accounting 1 (8)

Accounting 1 introduces students to key accounting information that business managers and accountants use to make decisions and manage a business.  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 rather than on the recording of financial transactions and events (book-keeping).  Students will learn various tools and techniques to enable them to make important business decisions.

Subject availability
Session 1 (30)
On Campus
Albury-Wodonga Campus
Bathurst Campus
CSU Study Centre Melbourne
CSU Study Centre Sydney
Port Macquarie
Wagga Wagga Campus
Bathurst Campus
Session 2 (60)
On Campus
CSU Study Centre Melbourne
CSU Study Centre Sydney
Bathurst Campus
Session 3 (90)
Bathurst Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details. 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

Not available to students who have completed the University of Sydney Orange campus subject  RMBU1645.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to define the role of accountants and explain how accounting can assist in making decisions;
  • be able to analyse and interpret a range of accounting and financial transactions and reports;
  • be able to implement various management accounting tools and techniques in making business decisions;
  • be able to identify and describe sources of business finance;
  • be able to use a computer spreadsheet to assist in the preparation of business information and be able to generate and analyse a range of business results and reports; and
  • be able to employ research and report writing skills.
The subject will cover the following topics:
  • The role of accounting;
  • Financial statements and analysing business transactions;
  • Financial statement analysis;
  • Managing the business;
  • Cost-volume-profit (CVP) analysis;
  • Funding the business; and
  • Operating cash.
Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure you will need to contact your Course Director. You can find the name and contact details for your Course Director in your offer letter or contact your School office.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 334 733 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: June 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.