ACC288 Accounting Information Systems (8)

This is an introductory accounting information systems subject designed to provide students with an overview of computerised accounting information systems (AIS), some practical skills in using an AIS, and an understanding of the scope and types of different AIS.

No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2019.
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

Bachelor of Business Studies students only. Not available to students who have completed ACC200.

Subject Relationships
ACC200 ACC288 is rebadged ACC200 equivalent subject offered to Partners through ISBP
Incompatable Subjects
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • Be able to explain and understand the impact of information technology on the nature and development of accounting;
  • Be able to record business transactions using computerised accounting information systems;
  • Be able to analyse and evaluate business processes and model them using systems documentation;
  • Be able to analyse organisational processes for risk, and design appropriate control mechanisms to
The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Role of Accounting Information Systems: what is an accounting information system (AIS), evolution of accounting information systems, types of accounting information systems;
  • Corporate Networks: network architecture, typical network configurations, network components;
  • Modelling business processes and systems documentation: provide an effective summary of business processes and systems, explain interrelationships between business processes and accounting information systems;
  • Risk and Controls: risk analysis, developing a control philosophy, types and objectives of internal controls;
  • Revenue cycle: explain the main business functions of the revenue cycle, including appropriate documentation;
  • Expenditure cycle: explain the main business functions of the expenditure cycle, including appropriate documentation;
  • General Ledger (GL) Financial Reporting cycle: explain the main functions of the general ledger and reporting cycle including interaction with revenue and expenditure cycle, reports produced;
  • Database Concepts: need for data collection and storage, database systems and data storage models;
  • Enterprise and other contemporary information systems: the nature of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and other contemporary systems; and
  • Systems planning development and implementation: understanding of all stages of the systems development life cycle, systems development tools.
Special Resources

Access to spreadsheet software is required to complete assessment tasks in this subject.

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

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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.