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ACFI299 Special Topic: Introduction to Accounting Analytics

2021 information for papers will be published in early September. 

A foundation in accounting analytics with an emphasis on data preparation, visualisation and analysis using common data analytics tools such as Excel, Power BI and SPSS.

Paper title Special Topic: Introduction to Accounting Analytics
Paper code ACFI299
Subject Accountancy and Finance
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $863.25
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,276.80

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ACCT 102 and BSNS 112
Schedule C

Teaching staff

Dr Gregory Liyanarachchi and Professor David Lont



Graduate Attributes Emphasised

Critical thinking, Information literacy, Independent learning, Specialist Business Knowledge, Written Communication, Oral Communication, Team work
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Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the paper will be able to:

  • Develop an accounting analytic mind-set
  • Extract, transform, and prepare accounting data for further analysis using data analytics tools.
  • Demonstrate competence in using data analytics tools such as Excel, Power BI and SPSS software to accounting analytics problems.
  • Apply visualisation techniques to interpret and communicate the results of accounting related analysis.
  • Apply statistical techniques to examine company and industry trends and unusual patterns in accounting data, interpret and communicate the results to appropriate audiences.

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Second Semester

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system

Computer Lab

Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Monday 13:00-14:50 28-34, 36-41
Wednesday 13:00-14:50 28-34, 36-41