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ACCT233 Fundamentals of Accounting for Financial Decisions

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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 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Semester 1 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $887.55
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All of ACCT 102, (BSNS 102 or BSNS 112), (BSNS 107 or BSNS 115), (BSNS 108 or BSNS 114)
ACCT 213, ACFI 201, FINC 201
Schedule C

Dr Yongxian Tan

Teaching staff

Dr Yongxian Tan

Teaching Arrangements
This paper will be taught using lectures, computer labs, and tutorials.

Principal of Managerial Finance, Chad J. Zutter and Scott Smart, Global Edition (15e), Pearson, 2018.

Course outline
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Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Communication, Critical thinking, Self-motivation.
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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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Semester 1

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system

Computer Lab

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Tuesday 11:00-11:50 10-15, 17-21
A2 Tuesday 12:00-12:50 10-15, 17-21
A3 Tuesday 13:00-13:50 10-15, 17-21
A4 Tuesday 14:00-14:50 10-15, 17-21
A5 Tuesday 15:00-15:50 10-15, 17-21
A6 Tuesday 16:00-16:50 10-15, 17-21


Stream Days Times Weeks
L1 Monday 13:00-13:50 9-15, 18-22
Wednesday 14:00-14:50 9-15, 17-22
Thursday 11:00-11:50 9-15, 17-22


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