• Offered by Research School of Accounting
  • ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
  • Classification Specialist
  • Course subject Business
  • Areas of interest Accounting, Commerce
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Colleen Hayes
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2023
    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.

The course examines a selection of advanced financial reporting issues associated with the measurement and disclosure of financial information, focusing on the application of the accounting principles and an evaluation of the related benefits and limitations. It provides a discussion of the development of corporate reporting environment in Australia and its challenges, and addresses the social and economic roles played by financial accounting and reporting. The course further analyses a range of advanced accounting issues including fair value measurement, share-based payments, segment reporting, specific industries, external administration and advanced topics relating to equity interests. Technical and theoretical aspects are considered.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the Australian external reporting environment and its challenges.
  2. Demonstrate a deep and broad understanding of the objectives and social and economic roles played by financial accounting and reporting.
  3. Analyse, evaluate and interpret various advanced measurement and disclosure issues and other specialised topics pertaining to an economic entity.
  4. Apply main features of a selection of Australian accounting standards.
  5. Analyse complex issues in the topic, formulate well reasoned and coherent arguments and reach well considered conclusions.

Other Information

Indicative Assessment

  1. Typical assessment may include, but is not restricted to, class participation, assignment(s), quizzes and examination(s) as appropriate to assess the learning outcomes of the course. (100) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]

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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 BUSN7050.This course is incompatible with BUSN3008.

Prescribed Texts

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

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

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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
2716 20 Feb 2023 27 Feb 2023 31 Mar 2023 26 May 2023 In Person N/A

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