ACCT5511 Intermediate Corporate Financial Accounting

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
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 significant issues in the current corporate accounting environment.
Students are able to (1) identify and apply the accounting principles and practices relating to companies, including group accounting; (2) demonstrate an understanding of the regulatory environment of companies; (3) identify and apply the principles of accounting for taxation in relation to companies; (4) demonstrate an ability to work in a team to achieve team goals; (5) demonstrate the ability to give oral presentations that are clear and coherent to accountants and non-accountants; (6) account for the business combinations of companies; and (7) discuss and apply the concepts of consolidation to the preparation of consolidated financial statements for wholly owned entities and entities with outside interests.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) team assignment; (2) multiple-choice tests; and (3) examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Prerana Agrawal (Semester 1), Glen Hutchings (Semester 2)
Unit rules
ACCT5432 Introductory Financial Accounting
Contact hours
lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
Unit Outline
Semester 1-2020 [SEM-1-2020]
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