This course introduces the hospitality management student to the principles and concepts of financial accounting within the hospitality industry. Topics include: the accounting cycle, the uniform system of accounts, financial statements, subsidiary ledgers, cash control, receivables, inventories, capital assets and liabilities.
1 Introduction to accounting concepts and fundamental accounting equation
2 Basic mechanics of recording using general journal, general ledger, using accrual basis of accounting
3 Adjusting entries; preparing financial statements
3.1 USALI, USAR and basic income statements including departmental operating statements
3.2 Classified balance sheet
3.3 Statement of retained earnings
4 Closing entries
5 Inventories: perpetual and periodic, cost flow methods, effect of errors, estimated inventory methods, cost of goods sold
6 Accounting for cash: petty cash, bank reconciliation and internal control systems
7 Credit card sales; accounting for bad debts; accounts and notes receivables
8 Subsidiary ledgers and specialized journals
8.1 Subsidiary ledgers, recording and posting
8.2 Special journals, identify
9 Current liabilities, accounts and notes payable, payroll entries, sales tax transactions
10 Plant and equipment; acquisition, amortization/depreciation, disposal and exchange
11 Terminology throughout the content
Methods of Instruction
Lectures, demonstrations of material, and discussions will be used, together with any appropriate technology available which may be of assistance to students.
Means of Assessment
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STUDENTS MUST WRITE BOTH MIDTERM AND FINAL EXAMINATIONS TO OBTAIN CREDIT FOR THE COURSE. Only approved calculators can be used during examination(s).
- demonstrate the completion of all steps in the accounting cycle;
- demonstrate the completion of industry-specific statements and statements of financial position;
- classify, record and summarize business transactions as they relate to a service and merchandise operations;
- prepare adjusting and closing entries;
- demonstrate the use of subsidiary ledgers and classify transactions in a special journal;
- account for various classifications of assets, liabilites of a business;
- demonstrate an understanding of general and industry-specific accounting terms through appropriate use, definition, and explanation.
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Below shows how this course and its credits transfer within the BC transfer system.
A course is considered university-transferable (UT) if it transfers to at least one of the five research universities in British Columbia: University of British Columbia; University of British Columbia-Okanagan; Simon Fraser University; University of Victoria; and the University of Northern British Columbia.
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