Core Module Information
Module title: Accounting Information Systems

SCQF level: 07:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: ACC07103
Module leader: Suki Kaur
School The Business School
Subject area group: Accounting and Finance

No Prerequisite

Description of module content:

The module largely focuses on the use of computerised systems in accounting. We are all familiar with Microsoft Excel but how can this tool be used to plan and create a budget for a company in order to assess its financial position?

Using your bookkeeping knowledge from Financial Accounting, you will also learn how to process financial transactions on an accounting software system (SAGE).

You will consider many other aspects of using technology in the business world, for example storing data on the cloud (Dropbox), using business language to interpret information (XBRL), processing information in real time and control issues businesses face when carrying out external audits on company data.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Discuss theory and issues associated with planning and budgeting
LO2: Prepare and discuss a three year plan for a company
LO3: Process business and financial transactions for a company
LO4: Discuss the use of Computerised Accounting Systems
LO5: Explain the purpose of auditing and discuss system control issues

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 2, FACE-TO-FACE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: CRAIGLOCKHAR
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Suki Kaur
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Students, working in groups, will prepare a three year plan for Bespoke Built Ltd (BBL) for a budget review meeting. At the budget review meeting, each group will answer a question on strategic analysis / planning / budgeting and explain the impact of two what-if analyses on BBL's financial statements.

Students will then process actual business and financial transactions for BBL for a three month period using Sage, to apply their financial accounting knowledge.

The following employability and academic skills will be developed in this module: group work; presentation skills; IT literacy (Excel and Sage); application of learning to the "real world".

Formative Assessment:
Formative assessment takes place in tutorials, as students work through pre-planned module workbooks to enter transactions onto accounting systems with tutor guidance and support on hand for queries. Online quizzes are attached to each lecture video, and on completion of each quiz students receive instant feedback on their answers. This process of continuous learning helps students prepare for their final exam.

Summative Assessment:
Summative assessment is via two pieces of coursework using accounting software packages and a final examination. The modules has been designed so that the learning outcomes in relation to computerised software is assessed in coursework and the more technical module content from lectures and quizzes is assessed in the exam.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 12
Face To Face Tutorial 24
Independent Learning Guided independent study 164
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 25 1,2 5 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 1000
Report 25 3 11 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 1000
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 50 1,4,5 14/15 HOURS= 02.00, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

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