- Code BUSN3008
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Research School of Accounting
- ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
- Course subject Business
- Areas of interest Accounting
- Academic career UGRD
- Dr Colleen Hayes
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2020
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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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills 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.
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- Typical assessment may include, but not restricted to, class participation, assignment(s), quizzes and examination(s). (null) [LO null]
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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.
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