• Class Number 5212
  • Term Code 3360
  • Class Info
  • Unit Value 6 units
  • Mode of Delivery In Person
    • Dr Yue Cai
    • Dr Yue Cai
  • Class Dates
  • Class Start Date 24/07/2023
  • Class End Date 27/10/2023
  • Census Date 31/08/2023
  • Last Date to Enrol 31/07/2023
SELT Survey Results

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.

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. Record and illustrate the effects of 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. Analyse complex issues in the topic, formulate well reasoned and coherent arguments and reach well considered conclusions.

Research-Led Teaching

Students will be exposed to research ideas and be involved in discussions of research in the area of financial reporting requirements and business combinations.

Required Resources

Loftus, J., Leo, K., Boys, N., Daniliuc, S., Luke, B., Ang, H. and Byrnes, K., 2022. Financial Reporting, 4th ed, Wiley.

Students are expected to have access to a copy of the prescribed book for the duration of the semester. The textbook can be purchased online directly from the publisher via https://www.wileydirect.com.au/buy/financial-reporting/. The text may be available for short-term loan in the reserve loan section of the Chifley Library. An e-book version of the text will be available from the ANU Library in due course. The link to the library e-book is as below.


AASB Standards.


Staff Feedback

Students will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:

·        Written comments on assessments.

·        Verbal comments during tutorials and consultation.

Student Feedback

ANU is committed to the demonstration of educational excellence and regularly seeks feedback from students. Students are encouraged to offer feedback directly to their Course Convener or through their College and Course representatives (if applicable). Feedback can also be provided to Course Conveners and teachers via the Student Experience of Learning & Teaching (SELT) feedback program. SELT surveys are confidential and also provide the Colleges and ANU Executive with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement.

Other Information


Any student identified, either during the current semester or in retrospect, as having used ghost writing services will be investigated under the University’s Academic Integrity Rule.


Email and the Wattle Course Website

Email and the Wattle course website are the preferred ways of communication. Student forums are set up on Wattle for each topic and can be viewed by all enrolled students and teaching staff. Students are encouraged to post any questions they have in the appropriate forum.

If necessary, the lecturer and tutors for this course will contact students on their official ANU student email address. Students should use this email address when contacting staff as spam filters used by ANU may not allow other email addresses to be received. Information about your enrolment and fees from the Registrar and Student Services' office will also be sent to this email address.


Students are expected to check the Wattle site for announcements about this course, e.g. changes to timetables or notifications of cancellations.

Class Schedule

Week/Session Summary of Activities Assessment
1 Accounting regulation and the conceptual frameworkRevenue recognitionChapter 1Chapter 17
2 Corporate reporting and disclosureChapter 16Chapter 17Chapter 19
3 Accounting for property, plant, and equipment, and intangiblesChapter 6Chapter 7Chapter 8
4 Accounting for income taxChapter 13 In-tutorial quiz: Lectures1, 2, and 3
5 Accounting for leasesChapter 11
6 In-class test In-class test: Lectures 1, 2, 3, and 4
7 Accounting for financial instrumentsAccounting for foreign currencyChapter 12Chapter 24
8 Provisions and contingent liabilitiesIntroduction to business combinations and consolidationChapter 9Chapter 26Chapter 27 In-tutorial quiz: Lectures 5 and 7
9 Accounting for wholly-owned subsidiaries IChapter 28
10 Accounting for wholly-owned subsidiaries IIChapter 28
11 Accounting for intra-group transactionsChapter 29 In-tutorial quiz: Lectures 8, 9 and 10
12 Share capital and reservesChapter 14

Tutorial Registration

Tutorials will be held weekly (starting from Week 2). Tutorial times will be made available via MyTimetable. Two weeks before the commencement of semester, please check the MyTimetable website for details of tutorial availability and release.

ANU utilises MyTimetable to enable students to view the timetable for their enrolled courses, browse, then self-allocate to small teaching activities/tutorials so they can better plan their time. Find out more on the Timetable webpage.

Please see Wattle for tutors’ information.

Assessment Summary

Assessment task Value Due Date Return of assessment Learning Outcomes
Tutorial Participation (3%) 3 % 31/07/2023 11/08/2023 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
In-tutorial Quizzes (12%) 12 % 14/08/2023 25/08/2023 1,2,3,4,7
In-class Test (35%) 35 % 28/08/2023 22/09/2023 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
Final examination (50%) 50 % 02/11/2023 30/11/2023 1,2,3,4,5,6,7

* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details


ANU has educational policies, procedures and guidelines , which are designed to ensure that staff and students are aware of the University’s academic standards, and implement them. Students are expected to have read the Academic Integrity Rule before the commencement of their course. Other key policies and guidelines include:

Assessment Requirements

The ANU is using 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. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the Academic Skills website. In rare cases where online submission using Turnitin software is not technically possible; or where not using Turnitin software has been justified by the Course Convener and approved by the Associate Dean (Education) on the basis of the teaching model being employed; students shall submit assessment online via ‘Wattle’ outside of Turnitin, or failing that in hard copy, or through a combination of submission methods as approved by the Associate Dean (Education). The submission method is detailed below.

Moderation of Assessment

Marks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.


Course delivery: on-campus lecture (recording on Echo360) and weekly on-campus tutorials.

Attendance at all teaching events, while not compulsory, is expected in line with “Code of Practice for Teaching and Learning”, clause 2 paragraph (h).


Hurdle Assessment Requirements: You need to attempt the final exam to pass the course.

Information regarding permitted examination materials for the course will be available on the examination timetable website when the examination timetable is released: http://timetable.anu.edu.au/

Assessment Task 1

Value: 3 %
Due Date: 31/07/2023
Return of Assessment: 11/08/2023
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7

Tutorial Participation (3%)

Tutorial participation is potentially assessed from Week 2. It is expected that students prepare for and attend all tutorials scheduled for the course. Students who do not attend their assigned tutorial due to misadventure, sickness or other ‘valid’ reasons, must notify their tutor with supporting evidence (such as medical certificates) as soon as possible. Depending on the circumstances, your tutor may require you attend a different tutorial or to make alternative arrangements. 

Students are required to attend their assigned tutorial each week, to be prepared, and actively participate in class discussion as appropriate. Participation will be assessed during three (3) occasions during the semester. The three weeks will be selected at random.

This component is worth 3% of the overall final grade.

1 mark - Demonstrate the ability to research and analyse complex company accounting issues and formulate well-reasoned and coherent arguments in reaching well considered conclusions in relation to those issues.

0.5 mark - Does not demonstrate the ability to analyse complex company accounting issues and formulate well-reasoned and coherent arguments.

0 mark - The students do not attend the assigned tutorials.

Due date: The due date listed in the assessment summary is the earliest possible assessment date.

Return Date: Students will be assessed during the 3 selected weeks and marks will be provided to the students in the week after (via Gradebook on Wattle).

Assessment Task 2

Value: 12 %
Due Date: 14/08/2023
Return of Assessment: 25/08/2023
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,7

In-tutorial Quizzes (12%)

There are three in-tutorial quizzes, and each weighs 4% of the final mark. The time and examinable contents and due dates are provided in the section "CLASS STRUCTURE AND CONTENT".

Due date: The due date listed in the assessment summary is the earliest possible date.

Return date: Feedback will be provided to the students in the next week’s tutorial.

Assessment Task 3

Value: 35 %
Due Date: 28/08/2023
Return of Assessment: 22/09/2023
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7

In-class Test (35%)

The in-class test will be held in class in week 6. The in-class test is worth 35% marks toward the final mark. Testable contents include materials from Lecture 1 to Lecture 4, inclusive.

Due date: The due date listed in the assessment summary is the earliest possible date.

Return date: Further details will be provided no later than Week 4.

Assessment Task 4

Value: 50 %
Due Date: 02/11/2023
Return of Assessment: 30/11/2023
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7

Final examination (50%)

Centrally administered examinations through Examinations, Graduations & Prizes will be timetabled prior to the examination period. The due date listed in the assessment summary is the earliest possible date. Please check ANU Timetabling for further information. Information regarding exam script viewing will be provided in due course.

The final exam will be an in-person exam with a duration of either 2 to 3 hours writing time plus 15 or 30 minutes reading time. It is worth 50% of your final mark. Details will be provided no later than Week 10.

Hurdle Assessment Requirements: You need to attempt the final exam to pass the course.

This is a hurdle assessment in line with the student assessment coursework policy (see https://policies.anu.edu.au/ppl/document/ANUP_004603).

Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is a core part of the ANU culture as a community of scholars. The University’s students are an integral part of that community. The academic integrity principle commits all students to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support, academic integrity, and to uphold this commitment by behaving honestly, responsibly and ethically, and with respect and fairness, in scholarly practice.

The University expects all staff and students to be familiar with the academic integrity principle, the Academic Integrity Rule 2021, the Policy: Student Academic Integrity and Procedure: Student Academic Integrity, and to uphold high standards of academic integrity to ensure the quality and value of our qualifications.

The Academic Integrity Rule 2021 is a legal document that the University uses to promote academic integrity, and manage breaches of the academic integrity principle. The Policy and Procedure support the Rule by outlining overarching principles, responsibilities and processes. The Academic Integrity Rule 2021 commences on 1 December 2021 and applies to courses commencing on or after that date, as well as to research conduct occurring on or after that date. Prior to this, the Academic Misconduct Rule 2015 applies.


The University commits to assisting all students to understand how to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support academic integrity. All coursework students must complete the online Academic Integrity Module (Epigeum), and Higher Degree Research (HDR) students are required to complete research integrity training. The Academic Integrity website provides information about services available to assist students with their assignments, examinations and other learning activities, as well as understanding and upholding academic integrity.

Online Submission

You will be required to electronically sign a declaration as part of the submission of your assignment. Please keep a copy of the assignment for your records. Unless an exemption has been approved by the Associate Dean (Education) submission must be through Turnitin.

Hardcopy Submission

For some forms of assessment (hand written assignments, art works, laboratory notes, etc.) hard copy submission is appropriate when approved by the Associate Dean (Education). Hard copy submissions must utilise the Assignment Cover Sheet. Please keep a copy of tasks completed for your records.

Late Submission

Late submission not permitted. Submission of assessment tasks without an extension after the due date is not permitted, a mark of 0 will be awarded.

Referencing Requirements

The Academic Skills website has information to assist you with your writing and assessments. The website includes information about Academic Integrity including referencing requirements for different disciplines. There is also information on Plagiarism and different ways to use source material.

Extensions and Penalties

Extensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure. Extensions may be granted for assessment pieces that are not examinations or take-home examinations. If you need an extension, you must request an extension in writing on or before the due date. If you have documented and appropriate medical evidence that demonstrates you were not able to request an extension on or before the due date, you may be able to request it after the due date.

Privacy Notice

The ANU has made a number of third party, online, databases available for students to use. Use of each online database is conditional on student end users first agreeing to the database licensor’s terms of service and/or privacy policy. Students should read these carefully. In some cases student end users will be required to register an account with the database licensor and submit personal information, including their: first name; last name; ANU email address; and other information.
In cases where student end users are asked to submit ‘content’ to a database, such as an assignment or short answers, the database licensor may only use the student’s ‘content’ in accordance with the terms of service – including any (copyright) licence the student grants to the database licensor. Any personal information or content a student submits may be stored by the licensor, potentially offshore, and will be used to process the database service in accordance with the licensors terms of service and/or privacy policy.
If any student chooses not to agree to the database licensor’s terms of service or privacy policy, the student will not be able to access and use the database. In these circumstances students should contact their lecturer to enquire about alternative arrangements that are available.

Distribution of grades policy

Academic Quality Assurance Committee monitors the performance of students, including attrition, further study and employment rates and grade distribution, and College reports on quality assurance processes for assessment activities, including alignment with national and international disciplinary and interdisciplinary standards, as well as qualification type learning outcomes.

Since first semester 1994, ANU uses a grading scale for all courses. This grading scale is used by all academic areas of the University.

Support for students

The University offers students support through several different services. You may contact the services listed below directly or seek advice from your Course Convener, Student Administrators, or your College and Course representatives (if applicable).

Dr Yue Cai
6125 7362

Research Interests

Yue Cai's research interests include financial reporting, corporate governance, and executive compensation.

Dr Yue Cai

Tuesday 09:00 11:00
Dr Yue Cai
6125 7362

Research Interests

Yue Cai's research interests include financial reporting, corporate governance, and executive compensation.

Dr Yue Cai

Tuesday 09:00 11:00

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