2013 Unit of Study
The session(s) below are for 2013. For Summer School 2013 unit of study availability please visit the Summer School website (main Summer session January/February 2013).
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|Financial Accounting B|
|Offered||Semester 1 and Semester 2|
|Prerequisites||ACCT2011 or ACCT2001|
|Lectures||1x2hr lecture and 1x1hr tutorial per week|
|Assessment||mid-semester examination (35%); group presentations (8%); group assignment (7%); final examination (50%)|
|Description||This unit introduces students to accounting for investments in entities that are controlled or significantly influenced by the investor. The first part of the unit focuses on assessing whether an investment should be consolidated, the process of consolidation, the preparation of consolidated financial statements for corporate groups, including the treatment of goodwill, intra-group transactions and non controlling interests. Other aspects of group accounting, such as segment disclosures and related party disclosures, are investigated. The first part of the unit concludes with a critical analysis of the consolidation process, including the outcomes of the consolidation process and the impact of this upon the user of the consolidated financial statements. The second part of the unit focuses on critically evaluating current issues in accounting regulation and practice, such as the politics of the standard-setting process, using accounting for financial instruments as a special case. Finally, voluntary disclosures for social and environmental reporting are considered. This unit aims to further develop students\\\' written communication skills and critical and analytic skills within the context of corporate group activities.|