2014 Unit of Study
The session(s) below are for 2014. For Summer School 2014 unit of study availability please visit the Summer School website (main Summer session January/February 2014).
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|Advanced Financial Reporting|
|Offered||Semester 1 and Semester 2|
|Assumed Knowledge||You are assumed to understand and be able to apply the techniques and principles of accounting taught in ACCT5001 and ACCT6001|
|Lectures||1 x 3hr seminar per week|
|Assessment||Individual assignment (15%), case study (15%), mid-semester examination (20%), and final examination (50%).|
This unit is intended to provide students with a detailed understanding of more complex financial reporting issues. The topics examined include: group accounting issues such as the practical application of the control test; multiple subsidiaries; foreign currency translation; consolidated cash flow reporting; segment reporting; accounting for joint arrangements and associates; and related party disclosures. The unit builds on the knowledge base acquired from earlier accounting units with a strong emphasis on the application of technical skills. The unit has a substantial case component, using current examples to illustrate both appropriate technical solutions in accordance with accounting standards and guidelines, as well as the forces which determine the choice of methods. The course will help develop students' ability to read and analyse financial reports and to understand the financial reporting implications of management decisions relating to internal reporting and organisational structure.