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|
|Teaching period||First Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$846.30|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,073.10|
- 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+)
- ACCT 213, ACFI 201, FINC 201
- Schedule C
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- 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.
- Contemporary Financial Management by Moyer, R.C., J.R. McGuigan, and R.P. Rao, 13th edition, Cengage, 2015.
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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.