• 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 Cameron Hooper
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2022
    Second Semester 2022
    See Future Offerings

This course involves on campus teaching. For students unable to come to campus there will be a remote option. See the Class Summary for more details.

This course covers the characteristics of the Australian accounting environment and its financial reporting requirements for companies, and expands on accounting for non-current assets, accounting for intangible assets, accounting for liabilities and owners' equity, accounting for a range of financial accounting issues (e.g., leases and income tax), and, most importantly, provides a comprehensive coverage of consolidation issues and equity investments.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Explain the regulatory environment in which the companies are formed and operate in Australia.
  2. Discuss the accounting and reporting requirements of the Corporations Act and relevant Australian Accounting Standards Board (AASB) accounting standards.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the advanced issues in accounting for assets, liabilities and owners’ equity.
  4. Account for a range of advanced financial accounting issues
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of the accounting requirements for a corporate group and explain the theory underlying the methods used to account for inter-company investments.
  6. Prepare consolidated accounts for a corporate group.
  7. Apply the basic principles of accounting for investments in associates.
  8. Analyse complex issues, formulate well reasoned and coherent arguments and reach well considered conclusions.
  9. Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

Other Information

Indicative Assessment

  1. Typical assessment may include, but not restricted to, class participation, assignment(s), quizzes and examination(s). (100) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9]

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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.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed BUSN1002.

Prescribed Texts

Information about the prescribed textbook (if any) will be made available via the Class Summary.

Assumed Knowledge

You are expected to be proficient with the principles and practice of double-entry bookkeeping, in particular, journal entry and financial statement preparation. A thorough understanding of the main elements of the financial statements, for example, revenues, expenses, assets and liabilities, is also assumed. If it has been some time since you were familiar these areas, you might need to revise them. You are also expected to be familiar with accounting procedures regarding issue, forfeiture, and reissue of shares, and accounting for dividends and reserves. Again, you might need to refresh your memory if it has been some time since the prerequisites were studied.

Minors

Fees

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

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you 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). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
34
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found 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
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
2267 21 Feb 2022 28 Feb 2022 31 Mar 2022 27 May 2022 In Person N/A

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
5259 25 Jul 2022 01 Aug 2022 31 Aug 2022 28 Oct 2022 In Person N/A

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