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ACCT233 Fundamentals of Accounting for Financial Decisions

The preparation and uses of accounting information for internal and external financial decision-making, including extensive use of Excel spreadsheet skills that lend support for this.

The course provides students with an understanding of the nature of the firm's financial decisions and the role of accounting inputs to these decisions. It is also concerned with the preparations and uses of accounting information for internal and external financial decision-making. The course will focus on developing financial knowledge and fundamental skills, including the extensive use of Excel spreadsheet skills for the building and application of financial decision models, concerning all the key responsibilities of a financial manager.

Paper title Fundamentals of Accounting for Financial Decisions
Paper code ACCT233
Subject Accounting
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $813.45
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
All of: ACCT 102, (BSNS 102 or BSNS 112), (BSNS 107 or BSNS 115), (BSNS 108 or BSNS 114)(each passed with a grade of at least C+)
Restriction
ACCT 213, ACFI 201, FINC 201
Schedule C
Commerce
Course outline
View the course outline for ACCT 233
Contact
dyna.seng@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Mr Dyna Seng and Dr Scott Chaput
Paper Structure
The role and objective of financial management:
  • Financial analysis: The ability to analyse and interpret financial reports
  • Financial planning and forecasting: Security valuation and the cost of capital (a review)
  • Long-term investment management
  • Working capital management
  • Dividend policy
  • Income tax environment
  • The optimal capital structure
  • Long-term financing including bonds, shares and convertible securities
Teaching Arrangements
This paper will be taught using lectures, computer labs, and tutorials.
Textbooks
Financial Management: Principles and Applications (FMPA). Authors: Petty, J. W., S. Titman, A.J. Keown, J. D. Martin, P. Martin, M. Burrow, and H. Nguyen, 6th edition. Publisher: Pearson
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Communication, Critical thinking, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
You should be able to use the financial tools and techniques, and other skills necessary to undertake important financial management decisions in order to help maximise a firm's value.

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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Computer Lab

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Tuesday 09:00-09:50 10-15, 18-21
A2 Tuesday 11:00-11:50 10-15, 18-21
A3 Tuesday 12:00-12:50 10-15, 18-21
A4 Tuesday 13:00-13:50 10-15, 18-21
A5 Tuesday 14:00-14:50 10-15, 18-21
A6 Tuesday 15:00-15:50 10-15, 18-21
A7 Tuesday 16:00-16:50 10-15, 18-21

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Monday 12:00-12:50 9-15, 17-22
Wednesday 13:00-13:50 9-15, 17-22
Thursday 14:00-14:50 9-15, 17-22

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
T1 Thursday 13:00-13:50 10-15, 17-22
T2 Thursday 15:00-15:50 10-15, 17-22
T3 Thursday 16:00-16:50 10-15, 17-22
T4 Friday 09:00-09:50 10-14, 17-22
T5 Friday 10:00-10:50 10-14, 17-22
T6 Friday 11:00-11:50 10-14, 17-22
T7 Friday 12:00-12:50 10-14, 17-22
T8 Friday 13:00-13:50 10-14, 17-22

The preparation and uses of accounting information for internal and external financial decision-making, including extensive use of Excel spreadsheet skills that lend support for this.

The paper provides students with an understanding of the nature of the firm's financial decisions and the role of accounting inputs to these decisions. It is also concerned with the preparations and uses of accounting information for internal and external financial decision making. The paper will focus on developing financial knowledge and fundamental skills, including the extensive use of Excel spreadsheet skills for the building and application of financial decision models, concerning all the key responsibilities of a financial manager.

Paper title Fundamentals of Accounting for Financial Decisions
Paper code ACCT233
Subject Accounting
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $829.65
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
All of: ACCT 102, (BSNS 102 or BSNS 112), (BSNS 107 or BSNS 115), (BSNS 108 or BSNS 114)(each passed with a grade of at least C+)
Restriction
ACCT 213, ACFI 201, FINC 201
Schedule C
Commerce
Contact
dyna.seng@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Mr Dyna Seng and Dr Daisy Chou
Paper Structure
The role and objective of financial management:
  • Financial analysis: The ability to analyse and interpret financial reports
  • Financial planning and forecasting: Security valuation and the cost of capital (a review)
  • Long-term investment management
  • Working capital management
  • Dividend policy
  • Income tax environment
  • The optimal capital structure
  • Long-term financing including bonds, shares and convertible securities
Teaching Arrangements
This paper will be taught using lectures, computer labs, and tutorials.
Textbooks
Financial Management: Principles and Applications (FMPA). Authors: Petty, J. W., S. Titman, A.J. Keown, J. D. Martin, P. Martin, M. Burrow, and H. Nguyen, 6th edition. Publisher: Pearson
Course outline
View the course outline for ACCT 233
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Communication, Critical thinking, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
You should be able to use the financial tools and techniques and other skills necessary to undertake important financial management decisions in order to help maximise a firm's value.

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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Computer Lab

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Tuesday 09:00-09:50 10-13, 15-21
A2 Tuesday 11:00-11:50 10-13, 15-21
A3 Tuesday 12:00-12:50 10-13, 15-21
A4 Tuesday 13:00-13:50 10-13, 15-21
A5 Tuesday 14:00-14:50 10-13, 15-21
A6 Tuesday 15:00-15:50 10-13, 15-21
A7 Tuesday 16:00-16:50 10-13, 15-21

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Monday 13:00-13:50 9-13, 15-22
Wednesday 14:00-15:50 9-13, 15-16, 18-22

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
T1 Thursday 13:00-13:50 10-13, 15-22
T2 Thursday 15:00-15:50 10-13, 15-22
T3 Thursday 16:00-16:50 10-13, 15-22
T4 Friday 09:00-09:50 10-12, 15-22
T5 Friday 10:00-10:50 10-12, 15-22
T6 Friday 11:00-11:50 10-12, 15-22
T7 Friday 12:00-12:50 10-12, 15-22
T8 Friday 13:00-13:50 10-12, 15-22