• Offered by Research School of Accounting
  • ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
  • Course subject Business
  • Areas of interest Accounting
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Colleen Hayes
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2018
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The course examines a selection of advanced financial reporting issues that are included, or under consideration for inclusion in, accounting standards applicable in Australia. It provides an advanced description of the corporate reporting environment and its challenges, and examines the political and international pressures shaping the standard setting process in Australia. It also addresses the objectives and social and economic roles played by financial accounting and reporting. The course further examines accounting and disclosure issues pertaining to fair value measurement, financial instruments, share-based payments, foreign currency translation, segment reporting, specific industries, external administration and liquidation and advanced topics related to equity interests. Technical and theoretical aspects are considered.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon successful completion of the requirements for this course, students will be able to:
• Understand the Australian external reporting environment and its challenges.
• Develop their understanding of the objectives and social and economic roles played by financial accounting and reporting.
• Understand and critically evaluate various advanced measurement and disclosure issues and other specialised topics pertaining to an economic entity.
• Develop the knowledge and ability to apply main features of a selection of Australian accounting standards.
• Develop the ability to analyse complex issues, to formulate well reasoned and coherent arguments and to reach well considered conclusions.

Other Information

See the course outline on the College courses page. Outlines are uploaded as they become available. 

Indicative Assessment

Typical assessment may include, but not restricted to, class participation, assignment(s), quizzes and examination(s).

The ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.

Workload

Students taking this course are expected to commit at least 10 hours a week to completing the work. This will include 3 hours per week in class and at least 7 hours a week on average (including non-teaching weeks) on course reading, research, writing and assignment work.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed BUSN2015

Majors

Minors

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
3
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $3900
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $5160
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
2616 19 Feb 2018 27 Feb 2018 31 Mar 2018 25 May 2018 In Person N/A

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