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Programme and Module Handbook

Undergraduate Programme and Module Handbook 2022-2023 (archived)

Module ACCT1061: Financial Accounting

Department: Accounting

ACCT1061: Financial Accounting

Type Tied Level 1 Credits 20 Availability Available in 2022/23 Module Cap None. Location Durham
Tied to N408
Tied to N409


  • None


  • None

Excluded Combination of Modules

  • None


  • To enable students to have a sound understanding of the techniques of double entry accounting and apply its principles in recording transactions, adjusting financial records and preparing non-complex financial statements.


  • Maintaining financial records
  • Adjustments to accounting records and financial statements
  • Preparing financial statements

Learning Outcomes

Subject-specific Knowledge:
  • On completion of this module students should:
  • Have knowledge of the use of double entry accounting techniques and the maintenance of accounting records
  • Be familiar with the processes of accounting cycle completion and making adjustments to accounting records and financial statements
  • Have knowledge of the key factors to take into account when preparing primary financial statements, including balance sheets and income statements
  • Have knowledge of the difference between UK GAAP and International financial reporting standards as alternative contexts for the preparation of financial statements
Subject-specific Skills:
  • On completion of this module students should:
  • Be able to identify and correct omissions and errors in accounting records and financial statements
  • Be able to specify the components of financial statements and prepare and present noncomplex accounts for sole traders, partnerships and limited companies
  • Be able to identify the international context in which financial statements are prepared
Key Skills:
  • Take responsibility for own studies
  • Undertake and manage independent investigation
  • Communication

Modes of Teaching, Learning and Assessment and how these contribute to the learning outcomes of the module

  • Learning takes place through attendance at, preparation for and participation in workshops, and independent study.
  • Formative assessment is by means of a mock exam.
  • Summative assessment is by means of a written examination.

Teaching Methods and Learning Hours

Activity Number Frequency Duration Total/Hours
Workshops 20 2 per week 2 hours 40
Preparation, Reading and Independent Study 160
Total 200

Summative Assessment

Component: Examination Component Weighting: 100%
Element Length / duration Element Weighting Resit Opportunity
Written examination 2 hours 100% same

Formative Assessment:

Mock exam

Attendance at all activities marked with this symbol will be monitored. Students who fail to attend these activities, or to complete the summative or formative assessment specified above, will be subject to the procedures defined in the University's General Regulation V, and may be required to leave the University