Introduction to Financial Accounting (N1526)

15 credits, Level 4

Spring teaching

Accounting is the 'language for all business', which translates information about organisations to users for the purposes of control, financial performance assessment and valuation.

This module is designed to teach you how to understand this language and be able to communicate in it. It will equip you with an understanding of the major accounting concepts, the necessary skills, knowledge and insights to understand how and why financial statements are created and how they have developed.

You will be exposed to how financial transactions and events are recorded, and will learn how to compile rudimentary financial statements for various business entities.


33%: Lecture
67%: Seminar


50%: Coursework (Problem Set, Test)
50%: Examination (Unseen examination)

Contact hours and workload

We’re currently reviewing contact hours for modules and will update with further information as soon as it is available.

This module is running in the academic year 2019/20. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: