ACCT5511 Intermediate Corporate Financial Accounting

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)

If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.

AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Online timetabled 100% Online Unit. NO campus face-to-face attendance is required to complete this unit. All study requirements are online only. Unit includes some synchronous components, with a requirement for students to participate online at specific times.
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Online timetabled 100% Online Unit. NO campus face-to-face attendance is required to complete this unit. All study requirements are online only. Unit includes some synchronous components, with a requirement for students to participate online at specific times.
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 significant issues in the current corporate accounting environment.
Outcomes
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.
Assessment
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
Prerequisites:
ACCT5432 Introductory Financial Accounting
Contact hours
lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
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