Accounting offers career opportunities in all sectors of the economy – from small traders to large listed entities, private, not-for-profit and government – both in Australia and around the world. Undertaking a major in Accounting may provide a strong practical and theoretical grounding in the competencies required to pursue professional accounting qualifications with CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants ANZ (CAANZ) and Association of Chartered Certified Accountants UK (ACCA UK)

Sheridan's Accounting major may be taken on either a full-time or part-time basis and is open to both domestic and international students.

This major is now professionally accredited by CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants ANZ (CAANZ) and Association of Chartered Certified Accountants UK (ACCA UK). Graduates are still required to pursue further professionally accredited Accounting studies to be eligible to register as a professional Accountant in Australia.

Indicative Course Plan (Full-time student)

Year 1 Semester 1
FN100 Principles of Finance
LW103 Principles of Business Law
MN101 Principles of Management
RS191 Academic and Professional Communication

Year 1 Semester 2
AC101 Principles of Financial Accounting
EC100 Introduction to Economics
CS100 Introduction to Christianity
MK101 Principles of Marketing, or
MA105 Foundation of Mathematics (if the student has failed the PENA)

Year 2 Semester 1
AC201 Corporate Accounting
AC210 Management Accounting
AC240 Accounting Information Systems
MA220 Univariate Statistical Analysis

Year 2 Semester 2
AC218 Taxation
CS200 Survey of the Bible
RS292 Research Methods
FN225 Financial Analysis, or
MK101 Principles of Marketing (if the student has failed the PENA)

Year 3 Semester 1
AC301 Financial Accounting: Theory and Practice
CS300 Christianity as a Worldview
LW321 Corporations Law
RS394 Research Project

Year 3 Semester 2
AC302 Financial Accounting: Analysis
AC330 Auditing
FN310 Corporate Finance
MN371 Foundations of Strategic Management

 

List of available units for the Accounting major

Business Core units

  • AC101 Principles of Financial Accounting
  • EC100 Introduction to Economics
  • LW103 Principles of Business Law
  • MK101 Principles of Marketing
  • MN101 Principles of Management
  • MA220 Univariate Statistical Analysis

Accounting core units

  • AC201 Corporate Accounting
  • AC210 Management Accounting
  • AC218 Taxation 
  • AC301 Financial Accounting: Theory and Practice
  • AC302 Financial Accounting: Analysis
  • AC330 Auditing
  • FN201 Principles of Finance
  • LW321 Corporations Law

Common Core Christian Studies units

  • CS100 Introduction to Christianity
  • CS200 Survey of the Bible
  • CS300 Christianity as a Worldview

Common Core Research units

  • RS191 Academic and Professional Communication
  • RS292 Research Methods
  • RS394 Research Project

 General electives

4 units chosen from any academic discipline. Sheridan strongly recommends Accounting majors select the following units for their general electives:

  • AC240 Accounting Information Systems
  • FN225 Financial Analysis
  • FN310 Corporate Finance
  • MN371 Foundations of Strategic Management