Financial Accounting

University of Limerick

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Financial Accounting

  • Host University

    University of Limerick

  • Location

    Limerick, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Accounting, Finance

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This module introduces the non-specialist student to the fundamental concepts and practices of financial accounting. Accounting is presented as a manifestation of various social and political pressures, which required that techniques be developed to account for trading and wealth. The topics covered include accounting and auditing in their political, regulatory, historical, social, economic and international contexts; introduction to the theoretical, conceptual and regulatory frameworks of accounting; corporate governance; traditional accounting model; nature, purpose, scope and framework of auditing; the impact of information technology on accounting systems; capital, income and profit measurement; accruals, prepayments and adjustments; depreciation and stocks; distribution of profits; profit and loss accounts and balance sheets, cash flow statements; reconciliation of operating cash flows to operating profits; financial statements analysis, financial ratios and performance analysis.

    This module is designed to be a prerequisite for the module AC4204 Management Accounting and Finance, offered in the spring semester.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

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