ACCT5521 Advanced Corporate Financial Accounting

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
This is an advanced unit in corporate financial reporting. Current Australian practice is examined and integrated with broader theoretical perspectives, seeking to provide the student with a comprehensive and up-to-date understanding of significant issues in the current corporate accounting environment.
Students are able to (1) identify and apply complex accounting principles, standards and practices relating to companies including group accounting; (2) critically evaluate and solve advanced accounting problems; (3) demonstrate an ability to work in a diverse team to achieve team goals; and (4) demonstrate the ability to produce clear and concise written communication in a complex accounting context to accountants and non-accountants.
Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) weekly preparation; (2) online quizzes; and (3) tests. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Isabel Wang (Semester 1), Professor Jac Birt (Semester 2)
Unit rules
ACCT5511 Intermediate Corporate Financial Accounting
Contact hours
lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
Unit Outline
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  • Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available at the University Co-operative Bookshop (from early January) and appropriate administrative offices for students to consult. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.