Module Title:Cost Accounting for Accounting Degree Students
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:7
Module Delivered In No Programmes
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Lectures - communication of knowledge and ideas from the lecturer to the student. Problem Solving Exercises - student will work as part of a team and will work together to resolve various business scenarios. Class Discussion/Debate - Students will be encouraged to actively participate in the class sessions which will develop their analytical and communication skills. E-Learning - The module will be supported with on-line learning materials. Self-Direct Independent Learning - the emphasis on independent learning will develop a strong and autonomous work and learning practices.
Module Aim: The aim of this module is to enable students to develop a knowledge and understanding of the role of cost accounting in business management, and the ability to select, apply and analyse cost accounting techniques in typical business situations. The depth and breadth of module content and assessment are designed to gain maximum exemptions from professional accountancy bodies, appropriate to a B.A. (Honours) in Accounting program.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Define and explain the key terms, concepts and practices for costing products and services and measuring profit.
LO2 Identify and apply appropriate cost accounting techniques when presented with defined and undefined practical business problems.
LO3 Analyse and interpret results and outcomes within a cost accounting framework and make recommendations.
LO4 Critically examine the tools and techniques that are used in the area of cost accounting.
Pre-requisite learning
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Requirements
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Financial Accounting
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Introduction to Cost and Management Accounting
The nature and role of cost and management accounting. Financial, cost and management accounting compared. Classification of costs.
Accounting for Materials and Labour
Direct and indirect materials. Materials control process and related documents. Material pricing (FIFO, LIFO, weighted average). Payroll procedures and control. Labour remuneration methods including incentive schemes. Direct and indirect wage analysis.
Accounting for Overheads
Rationale for absorption costing. Overhead absorption rates (plant-wide and departmental). Allocation, apportionment and absorption into cost centres and cost units. Apportionment of service departments and treatment of reciprocal services. Under and over-absorption of overheads.
Cost Accounts
Interlocking and integrated accounting systems. Accounting for materials, labour and overheads.
Costing Methods
Job and batch costing. Principles of service costing. Process costing including normal, abnormal losses/gains and work-in-progress.
Assessment Breakdown%
End of Module Formal Examination100.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Other Formative Assessments including MCQ's / Short Numerical Answer Questions / Progress Tests 1,2,3,4 0.00 Week 6
Other Formative Assessments including MCQ's / Short Numerical Answer Questions / Progress Tests 1,2,3,4 0.00 Week 11
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4 100.00 End-of-Semester

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Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Every Week 4.00
Independent Learning Time Every Week 5.00
Total Hours 9.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning Time Every Week 7.00
Total Hours 9.00