Issues in Financial Accounting

Course code ACFI3002Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Business and LawNewcastle Business School

Focusing upon a wide range of resources incorporating both accounting standards and national and international information sources, he course evaluates issues arising from the use of financial accounting data in a globalised environment. Teaching modes include seminars, workshops and guest lecturers, designed to deliver relevant and practical perspectives on contemporary issues.

Available in 2014

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
OurimbahSemester 2
UoN SingaporeTrimester 2
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009
ObjectivesUpon successful completion of this course you will have the skills required to:
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
reflective 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.
ContentLectures 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
Replacing Course(s)This course replaces ACFI3020.
TransitionThis course is not available to students who have successfully completed ACFI3020.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeACFI2001
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Tutorial
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsResearch essay
Examination: Formal
Other: (please specify)Tutorial exercises
Presentations - Tutorial
Contact HoursLecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Seminar: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for ACFI3002