Business and management studies

Accounting for Managers

Module code: N1549
Level 5
15 credits in autumn teaching
Teaching method: Seminar, Lecture
Assessment modes: Coursework, Unseen examination

This module will help you to develop the knowledge and skills required to evaluate the various managerial roles which accounting information plays within organisations.

You will learn how to:

  • interpret financial statements
  • apply and evaluate techniques of financial statement analysis
  • explain, prepare and interpret budgets and standard costing information

The module will also help you to develop important work place and employability skills, such as teamwork within small groups.

Module learning outcomes

  • Discuss the demand and supply forces underlying the provision of company financial information and evaluate the usefulness of statutory and international financial reporting requirements, as well as appreciate the international context in which businesses are operating.
  • Carry out financial statement analysis and evaluate its usefulness.
  • Discuss the accounting information needs of managers and the use of budgeting within an organisation, as well as understand the principles of working capital management and discuss the relative merits of various financing structures.
  • Identify relevant information for internal decision-making and prepare basic budgets and varience analyses