Short Title:Accounting Information Systems & CAATs
Full Title:Accounting Information Systems & CAATs
Module Code:INFO H3001
 
Credits: 5
Field of Study:Accounting and taxation
Module Delivered in 3 programme(s)
Reviewed By:Christine Nangle
Module Author:Christine Nangle
Module Description:This module aims to provide students with an understanding and application of computerised payroll, integrated accounting software, taxation and Practical CAATs application. This module builds on other modules in semesters 1, 2 and 3, 4 and 5.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Demonstrate an understanding of the main features of a payroll package and complete a professional competency level test in the application of a payroll package.
LO2 Demonstrate an understanding of the main features of a general Accounting Practice package and complete a professional competency level test in the application of accounting software.
LO3 Demonstrate an understanding of the use of Computer Assisted Audit Techniques (CAATs) in the audit of complex financial information systems and complete a professional competency level test in the application of CAATs.
 

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Undertake a professional Level Competency lab based pracical examination in the use of a payroll pacakge, including: company set up; employee joiners and leavers; payroll processing; and payroll reports including P60 and P45 generation. 1 20.00 Week 12
Practical/Skills Evaluation Undertake a professional Level Competency lab based pracical examination in the use of an integrated accounting software package. 2 40.00 Week 12
Practical/Skills Evaluation Students are required to demonstrate their knowledge of CAATs through the practical application of CAATs to a nominal ledger dataset requiring joining, summarising and presenting data such that it faciliates analysis and preparation of SOCI and SOFP. 3 30.00 Week 11
Continuous Assessment Demonstrate understanding of the auditors consideration of the client entities use of computers; the use of computers in the performance of the audit; and the auditor's considerations in response to recent computer technologies. 3 10.00 Week 11
No End of Module Formal Examination

TU Dublin – Tallaght Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Laboratories Lab based Instruction 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning Time Re-inforcement of weekly assignment work 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 6.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecturer/Lab Class based instruction 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning Time Developing Practical Skills 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning Time Reading/Research/Study/Develop Practical Skills 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00
 

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Chartered Accountants Ireland 2016, External Audit & Assurance, 2nd Edition Revised Ed., 9, ICAI
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_BAACC_B Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Accounting & Finance 6 Mandatory
TA_BAACC_D Bachelor of Business in Accounting & Finance 6 Mandatory
TA_BACCT_D (1 year add on) Bachelor of Business in Accounting & Finance 6 Mandatory