Intermediate Financial Accounting

Macquarie University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Intermediate Financial Accounting

  • Host University

    Macquarie University

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Accounting, Finance

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    ACCG101 Accounting 1B

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This unit aims to provide students with an intermediate level of coverage of the principles and concepts relating to financial accounting. The unit builds on ACCG100 and ACCG101, exploring financial accounting issues in greater depth and challenging students to question the foundations of financial accounting. Topics include conceptual foundations of accounting, measurement of assets and liabilities, and financial statements. The unit considers the justification for the regulation of accounting practice, the need for on-going critical review of accounting regulation, and consequent changes. The unit will expose students to the current state of financial reporting practices and offer explanations as to why regulators have seen fit to establish such practices. Students are expected to demonstrate competency in applying financial reporting practices. They are also encouraged to consider how financial reporting practices may continue to evolve. This unit develops graduate capabilities centred upon effective communication and higher order analysis and critical thinking using a range of academic and professional research.

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.