- 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 Isabel Wang
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2023
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This course involves on-campus teaching. For students not on campus, there will be a remote option in Sem 1. See Class Summary or Wattle for details.
The course examines a selection of advanced corporate financial reporting issues associated with the measurement and disclosure of financial information. It provides a description of the contemporary corporate reporting environment and its challenges, and addresses the social and economic roles played by financial accounting and reporting. The course further examines a range of advanced accounting issues including fair value measurement, financial instruments, share-based payments, 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:
- Explain the Australian external reporting environment and its challenges.
- Develop an understanding of the social and economic roles played by financial accounting and reporting.
- Critically evaluate various advanced measurement and disclosure issues and other specialised topics pertaining to an economic entity.
- Apply main features of a selection of Australian accounting standards.
- Analyse complex issues in the topic, to formulate well reasoned and coherent arguments and to reach well considered conclusions.
- Typical assessment may include, but not restricted to, class participation, assignment(s), quizzes and examination(s). (100) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
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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.
Requisite and Incompatibility
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