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.
Availability2017 Course Timetables
- Semester 2 - 2017
On successful completion of the course students will be able 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 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
- Images of accounting
- Professional responsibility
- Standards setting
- Indigenous accounting
- Corporate social reporting
- Culture and reporting
- New forms of reporting
- Human resource accounting
- Corporate governance
This course replaces ACFI3020.
Report: Individual Research Report
Formal Examination: Final Exam
Quiz: Mid Semester Quiz
Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Students are expected to complete 4 hours of guided learning via online preparation, lectures, interactive workshops, tutorials, discussion groups or self-directed learning and an additional 6 hours of independent study per week.