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Syllabus 2022-23 - 11121005 - Introduction to Accountancy (Introducción a la contabilidad)

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  • Level 1: Tutorial support sessions, materials and exams in this language
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DEGREE: Grado en Administración y dirección de empresas
FACULTY: FACULTY OF LAW AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
ACADEMIC YEAR: 2022-23
COURSE: Introduction to Accountancy
SYLLABUS
1. COURSE BASIC INFORMATION
NAME: Introduction to Accountancy
CODE: 11121005 ACADEMIC YEAR: 2022-23
LANGUAGE: English LEVEL: 3
ECTS CREDITS: 6.0 YEAR: 1 SEMESTER: PC
2. LECTURER BASIC INFORMATION
NAME: MORENO AGUAYO, ALONSO
DEPARTMENT: U137 - ECONOMÍA FINANCIERA Y CONTABILIDAD
FIELD OF STUDY: 230 - ECONOMÍA FINANCIERA Y CONTABILIDAD
OFFICE NO.: D3 - 147 E-MAIL: amoragu@ujaen.es P: 953213021
WEBSITE: http://www4.ujaen.es/~amoragu/
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6374-2480
LANGUAGE: - LEVEL: 3
3. CONTENT DESCRIPTION

INTRODUCTION TO ACCOUNTING

Syllabus:

UNIT 1. THE CONCEPT OF ACCOUNTING

1.1. The importance of economic information

1.2. Accounting as a tool for business management

1.3. The concept of Accounting

1.4. Types of Accounting

UNIT 2. FINANCIAL POSITION

2.1. Concept of financial position

2.2. Concepts of assets, liabilities and equity

2.3. Concept of net income. An introduction

2.4. The accounting equation

2.5. Inventory (list of items): concept, classification, stages and formal structure

2.6. Balance between assets and liabilities

Appendix: List of the most usual items of the SGAP

UNIT 3. ACCOUNTING EVENTS AND THE ACCOUNTS

3.1. Concept and classification of accounting events

3.2. Concept of an account

3.3. Types of accounts: assets, liabilities, equity, expenses and income

3.4. Vocabulary of the accounts

3.5. The double-entry system

UNIT 4. OPERATING MODES OF ACCOUNTS: PERPETUAL AND PERIODIC SYSTEMS

4.1. Perpetual inventory system (administrative)

4.2. Periodic inventory system (speculative)

UNIT 5. NET INCOME

5.1. Net income using a transaction approach

5.2. Concept of income

5.3. Concept of expenses

5.4. The income statement

5.5. Other operations not recognized in the income statement

UNIT 6. THE ACCOUNTING PROCESS

6.1. Opening of the accounts

6.2. Daily operations

6.3. Trial balance and real inventory

6.4. Adjustment process: calculation of net income

6.5. Aggregation process: the financial statements

6.6. Closing of the accounts

Appendix: The VAT accounting process

UNIT 7. ACCOUNTING BOOKS

7.1. Accounting books

7.2. The information track

7.3. Regulation of accounting books

7.4. Formal requirements of the accounting books

UNIT 8. THE ACCOUNTING STANDARDIZATION IN SPAIN

8.1. Concept of accounting standardization

8.2. Evolution of accounting standardization in Spain

8.3. European Accounting Directives as the basis for the Spanish regulation

8.4. International accounting standards. A brief reference

8.5. The Spanish General Accounting Plan and the Plan for SMEs

UNIT 9. THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

9.1. General issues

9.2. Balance sheet

9.3. Income statement

9.4. Notes

9.5. Statement of changes in equity

9.6. Statement of cash flows

4. COURSE DESCRIPTION AND TEACHING METHODOLOGY

INTRODUCTION TO ACCOUNTING

Teaching methodology:
 
Lecture (Theory) 3 hours per week
Lecture (Practice): 1 hour per week
Seminars: - hours per week
Homework: 6 hours per week

As for the theory lectures, the lecturer explains each unit with the help of slides. These slides summarize the content of the units, which are available for the students in the learning management system of the University of Jaén (PLATEA). Students should have these units before the lecture starts each unit. The lecturer will also use practical examples, when appropriate for a better understanding of certain issues. Likewise, the lecturer will use the blackboard in order to clarify or schematize some points explained.

For the practical classes, a list of exercises is also provided through the aforementioned learning management system (PLATEA). Some of these exercises will be solved in class and others should be solved by the students at home. For the resolution of the exercises in class, the blackboard and spreadsheet will be used. In all the exercises, students are asked to interact and collaborate in the resolution of the exercises.

Students with special educational needs should contact the Student Attention Service (Servicio de Atención y Ayudas al Estudiante) in order to receive the appropriate academic support

5. ASSESSMENT METHODOLOGY

INTRODUCTION TO ACCOUNTING:

The same assessment criteria will be followed in every assessment period.

The assessment will be based on a final exam (100%). The exam consists of theory (50%) and practice (50%). In addition to obtaining a 50% in the overall score of the exam, to pass the course is required at least 30% of the score in each of the two parts. In case of not reaching the minimum required in any of the parts, the maximum score reachable in the official records will be 4.00.

This course is full in English. Therefore, there will not be any difference between the Spanish students and the mobility students. It is entire responsibility of the students to attend to the final exam in the official date.

6. BOOKLIST
MAIN BOOKLIST:
  • Spanish general accounting plan. Edition: -. Author: -. Publisher: Instituto de Contabilidad y Auditoría de Cuentas,.
    • Notes: https://www.icac.gob.es/sites/default/files/2020-11/20.Texto%20no%20oficial.pdf
     (Library)
7. VIRTUAL / CLASSROOM TEACHING SCENARIO

1. Teaching methodology and training activities

If the number of students and the capacity of the assigned room allow it, the teaching activities will be face-to-face, with no changes in the teaching activities in relation to the face-to-face scenario.

If the number of students exceeds the maximum allowed capacity, the lessons will be given face-to-face to small groups of students in order not to exceed the capacity of the room. In this case, the face-to-face group will rotate every week. For the rest of the students, the lesson will be broadcasted by videoconference if the necessary means are available.

The number of students per group will be determined by the university authorities according to both the number of students enrolled and the capacity of the assigned room. It is estimated that this percentage may vary between 25% and 50% of the students enrolled.

2. Assessment criteria

The assessment criteria will be the same as in the case of face-to-face teaching.

The final exam will preferably be face-to-face. If it is not possible to take the exam face-to-face, it will be on-line. In this case, it may require to take images from the students.

3. Resources

In the case of the on-line format, the following resources will be required to carry out the teaching and evaluation activities indicated above:

a) Audiovisual broadcasting system for the lessons.

b) The students will need to have computing and telecommunication means to be able to visualize the lessons (as well as to take the exam and to be able to broadcast/record the corresponding images, if the exam was on-line).

c) If the exam was on-line, the use of spreadsheet software may be required. If the students do not have the required software, they can access it through the virtual PCs of the Universidad de Jaén.

d) The communication between lecturers and students will be carried out using the systems used at the University of Jaén, in particular the university's virtual teaching system and Google suite.

8. VIRTUAL TEACHING SCENARIO

1. Teaching methodology and training activities

The lessons will be on-line, synchronously or asynchronously. The training activities will be similar as in the case of face-to-face teaching.

2. Assessment criteria

The assessment criteria will be the same as in the case of face-to-face teaching.

The evaluation system will be the same as for face-to-face teaching. However, the final exam will be on-line. It may require to take images from the students.

3. Resources

The following resources will be required to carry out the teaching and evaluation activities indicated above:

a) Audiovisual broadcasting system for the lessons.

b) The students will need to have computing and telecommunication means to be able to visualize the lessons (as well as to take the exam and to be able to broadcast/record the corresponding images).

c) The use of spreadsheet software may be required. If the students do not have the required software, they can access it through the virtual PCs of the Universidad de Jaén.

d) The communication between lecturers and students will be carried out using the systems used at the University of Jaén, in particular the university's virtual teaching system and Google suite.

DATA PROTECTION CLAUSE (on line exams)

Institution in charge of data processing: Universidad de Jaén, Campus Las Lagunillas, s/n, 23071 Jaén

Data Protection Delegate: dpo@ujaen.es

Purpose: In accordance with the Universities Law and other national and regional regulations in force, carrying out exams and assessment tests corresponding to the courses students are registered in. In order to avoid frauds while sitting the exam, the exam will be answered using a videoconference system, being able the academic staff of the University of Jaén to compare and contrast the image of the person who is answering the exam with the student's photographic files. Likewise, in order to provide the exam with evidential content for revisions or claims, in accordance with current regulation frameworks, the exam will be recorded and stored.

Legitimacy: compliance with legal obligations (Universities Law) and other national and regional regulations currently in force.

Addressees: service providers who are the owners of the platforms where the exams are carried out and with whom the University of Jaén has signed the corresponding data access contracts.

Storage periods: those established in current in force regulations. In the specific case of exam videoconference recordings, not before the examination records and transcripts are closed or the exam can still be reviewed or challenged.

Rights: you can exercise your right of access, amendment, cancellation, opposition, suppression, limitation and portability by sending a letter to the postal or electronic address indicated above. In the event that you consider that your rights have been violated, you may submit a complaint to the Andalusian Council for Transparency and Data Protection www.ctpdandalucia.es

CLASS RECORDING CLAUSE PERSONAL DATA PROTECTION

Person in charge: Universidad de Jaén, Paraje Las Lagunillas, s/n; Tel.953 212121; www.ujaen.es

Data protection delegate (DPO): TELEFÓNICA, S.A.U. ; Email: dpo@ujaen.es

Procedure aim: To manage proper recordings of teaching sessions with the aim of facilitating learning process under a multimodal and/or online teaching

Period for record storage: Images will be kept during legal term according to regulations in force

Legitimacy: Data will be managed according to legal regulations (Organic Law 6/2001, December 21, on Universities) and given consent provided by selecting corresponding box in legal admission documents

Data recipients (transfers or assignments): Any person allowed to get access to every teaching modality

Rights: You may exercise your rights of access, rectification, cancellation, portability, limitation of processing, deletion or, where appropriate, opposition. To exercise these rights, you must submit a written request to the Information, Registration and Electronic Administration Service of the University of Jaen at the address above, or by e-mail to the address above. You must specify which of these rights you are requesting to be satisfied and, at the same time, you must attach a photocopy of your ID card or equivalent identification document. In case you act through a representative, legal or voluntary, you must also provide a document that proves this representation and identification. Likewise, if you consider that your right to personal data protection has been violated, you may file a complaint with the Andalusian Data Protection and Transparency Council www.ctpdandalucia.es