ACCT C1320 - Business Financial Accounting 1

Module Title:Business Financial Accounting 1
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 1 programme(s)
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 accounting 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 - It is envisaged that 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 develop skills and knowledge of the role, function and basic principles of financial accounting, master the rules of double entry bookkeeping, and develop the ability to prepare and interpret financial statements for different types of business entities.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Apply the tools and techniques that are used in the area of financial accounting.
LO2 Identify and apply appropriate financial accounting techniques when presented with defined and undefined practical business problems.
LO3 Prepare final accounts.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Incompatible Modules
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Co-requisite Modules
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Role and Principles of Financial Accounting
The purpose and communication of accounting information; Nature, scope, purposes and limitations of financial information.
Techniques for recording Accounting Transactions
Accounting Equation. Recording transactions using double entry rule. Accounting Ledgers and Trial balance. Bank Reconciliation Statements.
Preparation of Financial Statements
Final Accounts for the Sole Trader with adjustments.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment100.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Other Class Test or Essay or take home assignment or MCQs 1,2,3 40.00 Week 7
Case Studies Class Test or Essay or take home assignment or MCQ's. 1,2,3 60.00 Week 12
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

SETU Carlow Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 12 Weeks per Stage 3.00
Independent Learning 15 Weeks per Stage 5.93
Total Hours 125.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Every Week 1.50
Independent Learning Time Every Week 7.50
Total Hours 9.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_BBLEG_C_1 Higher Certificate in Arts in Legal Studies 1 Mandatory