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ACCT2201 Corporate Accounting

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 1OnlineOnline timetabled
Semester 2OnlineOnline Restricted
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2AlbanyFace to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 2 core unit in the Accounting major sequence
  • Level 2 elective
Content
This is an intermediate unit in financial accounting with a primary focus on accounting for companies. 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 the key relevant issues in the current corporate accounting environment.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) explain and discuss the theoretical principles behind corporate financial reporting; (2) interpret and apply the specific requirements of a range of accounting standards issued by the Australian Accounting Standards Board (AASB); (3) apply the principles of accounting for tax, and identify and analyse the differences between the accounting and tax treatments for various transactions; (4) account for non-current assets with a particular focus on goodwill and its nature; (5) account for consolidations and/or business combinations; and (6) discuss and apply the concepts of consolidation to the preparation of consolidated financial statements for wholly owned entities.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) group assignment; (2) online quizzes; and (3) examinations. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Ms Collette Chesters (Semester 1 and Semester 2), Ms Collette Chesters (Summer School)
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
ACCT1101 Financial Accounting
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
Contact hours
lectures/tutorials/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
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  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.