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ACC2066 : Financial Accounting for Business

  • Offered for Year: 2024/25
  • Module Leader(s): Mr Aidan Beck
  • Owning School: Newcastle University Business School
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus

Your programme is made up of credits, the total differs on programme to programme.

Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
Semester 2 Credit Value: 5
ECTS Credits: 8.0
European Credit Transfer System


1. To introduce the IASB Framework in Accounting
2. To examine current financial reporting practice and how it impacts upon companies
3. To enable students to further develop accounts preparation and interpretation skills
4. To provide an introduction to consolidated accounts

This is an intermediate financial accounting module where financial statements for a range of business transactions will be considered, including accounting for leasing; tangible and intangible non-current assets with revaluation issues; provisions, contingent liabilities and contingent assets; accounting for foreign currency translation and consolidation of companies with reference to international accounting standards. We shall examine the regulatory and IASB frameworks governing the production of financial statements and how these interact with International Accounting Standards.

Outline Of Syllabus

1. IASB Framework in Accounting
2. Financial accounting and reporting concepts
3. Preparation of (single) company financial statements
4. Introduction to consolidated accounts

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion351:0035:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture122:0024:00Whole group lecture sessions - PiP
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture12:002:00Semester 2 mock exam - PIP
Structured Guided LearningStructured research and reading activities471:0047:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching61:006:00Seminar sessions - PIP
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDrop-in/surgery11:001:00Semester 2 pre-exam clinic - PIP
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study351:0035:00N/A
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The syllabus requires students to master a wide range of accounting principles, rules and techniques, and then to apply them to given accounting scenarios. Helping students acquire this competence is best achieved by examples, supported by significant reading and practice as independent study. Progress tests for self marking and practice questions will help students to structure their studies and receive formative feedback on progress.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
PC Examination601A25Online MCQ exam
Written Examination1202A75N/A
Formative Assessments

Formative Assessment is an assessment which develops your skills in being assessed, allows for you to receive feedback, and prepares you for being assessed. However, it does not count to your final mark.

Description Semester When Set Comment
Written exercise1MProgress Test for self marking
Written Examination2MProgress Test/mock for self marking and practice questions via small group sessions
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

1 x 1 hour unseen MCQ examination at the end of S1 to check students are progressing and have the knowledge in place to build on in Semester 2.

1 x 2 hour unseen written examination at the end of Semester Two required to ensure students are prepared for stage 3 professional level exam requirements. It is also an appropriate way of assessing knowledge and application of basic principles.

Reading Lists