Public Sector Accounting (LH)

Accounting and Finance, Business School

College of Social Sciences


Code 12572

Level of study Third/Final year

Credit value 10

Semester 2

Pre-requisite modules 07 12568/69; 07 03004

Module description

Public Sector Accounting provides students who have an accounting background with an understanding of accounting in non-business contexts, particularly in relation to national, state and local governments. The course deals with budgeting, financial accounting and reporting, and auditing. The UK and US contexts predominate but reference is made to developments in Continental Europe.

Teaching and learning methods

Some two-hour seminars in the early weeks of Semester 2 plus personal supervision of essay proposals.