Issues in Corporate Reporting

Subject ACCT90005 (2013)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2013:

Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: One 3-hour seminar per week
Total Time Commitment: Estimated total time commitment of 120 hours per semester
Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Master of Accounting or ACCT90013 Financial Accounting or equivalent.
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Not offered in 2013
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

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Subject Overview:

This subject focuses corporate reporting issues at an advanced level. The objective of the subject is to attain proficiency at an advanced level in the financial accounting discipline. Students will study contemporary topics making news in financial accounting. Students will be exposed to international accounting regulations and practices due to the major push to harmonisation of accounting standards internationally. This will provide a comprehensive and balanced framework to critically evaluate current accounting practices and proposed changes. Students will have an introductory exposure to changes in the perspective of financial reporting that has emerged in the accounting literature and practice in recent years.

Objectives: On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  • Describe contemporary financial accounting issues as reflected in national and international accounting regulatory activities and pronouncements;
  • Describe and apply advanced skills across the financial reporting topics covered and be able to apply these technical skills as necessary;
  • Identify and critically evaluate emerging corporate reporting issues from regulation and practice;
  • Analyse the nature and implications of changes in the perspective of financial reporting that have emerged in the accounting literature and in practice.
  • One 3-hour end-of-semester examination (60%)
  • Assignment not exceeding 2000 words (10%)
  • One 1-hour mid-semester test (30%)

Note: Successful completion of this subject requires a pass (50%) in the end-of-semester examination.

Prescribed Texts:

You will be advised of prescribed texts by your lecturer.

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

On successful completion of this subject, students should have improved the following generic skills:

  • Oral communication and presentation skills;
  • Synthesis of information;
  • Problem identification and analysis;
  • Critical thinking;
  • Accessing information and evidence from a range of sources.
Related Course(s): Master of Accounting
Master of Accounting

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