Issues in Financial Accounting

Course code ACFI3002
Available in 2016
2015 Course Timetables


Focusing upon a wide range of resources incorporating both accounting standards and national and international information sources, the course evaluates issues arising from the use of financial accounting data in a globalised environment.



  • Semester 2 - 2016


  • Semester 2 - 2016

UoN Singapore

  • Trimester 3 - 2016 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 2 - 2016 (Singapore)

Learning Outcomes

1. Evaluate financial accounting as a mechanism for generating useful financial data;

2. Debate issues where it might appear financial accounting is not generating useful data.

3. Apply modes of inquiry and research processes to investigate and engage in contemporary financial accounting issues effective of social and cultural change.

4. Analyse, evaluate and synthesise both quantitative and qualitative data communicating outcomes in formats reflective of audience and purpose.

5. Expand your awareness of appropriate professional practice and ethical conduct across diverse financial accounting contexts and environments.

6. Engage in independent and collaborative work processes to plan, develop, deliver and evaluate a project.


Lectures will include, but not be restricted to, the following topics

  1. Images of accounting
  2. Professional responsibility
  3. Standards setting
  4. Indigenous accounting
  5. Corporate social reporting
  6. Culture and reporting
  7. New forms of reporting
  8. Human resource accounting
  9. Measurement
  10. Corporate governance

Assumed Knowledge

This course replaces ACFI3020.

Assessment Items

Report: Group Research Report

Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Case Study & Presentation

Formal Examination: Final Exam

Contact Hours

UoN Singapore


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term


Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks