ACC539 Accounting Information Systems (8)

This subject focuses on the role of information systems in providing support to organisational business processes and decision making. It is designed to provide students with an overview of computerised Accounting Information Systems (AIS), an understanding of the scope and types of different AISs; and some practical skills in using an AIS. The subject also considers information controls and business processes and their impact on the reporting of accounting information.

Subject availability
Session 1 (30)
On Campus
CSU Study Centre Brisbane
CSU Study Centre Melbourne
CSU Study Centre Sydney
Session 2 (60)
On Campus
CSU Study Centre Brisbane
CSU Study Centre Melbourne
CSU Study Centre Sydney
Port Macquarie
Wagga Wagga Campus
Session 3 (90)
On Campus
CSU Study Centre Brisbane
CSU Study Centre Sydney
Wagga Wagga 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

Postgraduate students only.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to understand and apply foundation principles relating to computerised information systems in contemporary organisations;
  • be able to explain the role of data analysis tools and data mining;
  • be able to illustrate typical network configurations and identify the components of a network;
  • be able to evaluate accounting information system architecture and generate models of business events;
  • be able to identify organisational risk and generate systems that control that risk; and
  • be able to analyse, synthesise and apply the concepts underpinning systems planning development and implementation.
The subject will cover the following topics:
  • accounting information systems (AIS): evolution of AIS, types of AIS; practical skills in implementing AIS; integration with management information systems (MIS);
  • database concepts: systems and storage models;
  • corporate networks: network architecture, typical network configurations, network components; eCommerce;
  • modelling business processes and systems documentation;
  • risk and controls: risk analysis, developing a control philosophy, types and objectives of internal controls; computer crime and ethical issues with respect to accounting systems;
  • systems applications: the revenue cycle, expenditure cycle and general ledger reporting cycle; standard and ad hoc report generation;
  • systems development life cycle, systems development tools.
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.