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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|Contemporary Issues in Auditing|
|Offered||Semester 1 and Semester 2|
|Lectures||1 x 3hr seminar per week|
|Assessment||Mid Semester examination (20%); Individual/Group case study assignment (25%); Final examination (55%)|
|Description||This unit seeks to improve students\\\' understanding of the function, nature and procedures of commercial auditing in the context of corporate financial reporting. It has particular regard to the business, legal and economic foundations than underpin the audit process. Recurrent reference is made to practical and policy matters of contemporary importance to auditing and auditors, especially as they relate to the function of auditing in ensuring the quality of corporate financial statements and the role of auditors in corporate governance. Matters related to modern cases like Enron, HIH, One.Tel, Parmalat, China Aviation Oil and ABC Learning are also discussed.|