Advanced Financial Accounting

Victoria University of Wellington

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Advanced Financial Accounting

  • Host University

    Victoria University of Wellington

  • Location

    Wellington, New Zealand

  • Area of Study

    Accounting, Finance

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    ACCY001,231 (or 221)

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Current issues in financial accounting and reporting; alternative measurement bases from accounting and economics; the traditional framework of financial statements and other means of reporting.

    Course Learning Objectives
    By the end of this course, students should be able to:
    1. Explain how the nature of different reporting entities affects financial reporting by those entities;
    2. Assess the implications of recent developments in external reporting in respect of both
    business and the wider context of society (including harmonisation and corporate social responsibility);
    3. Describe the applications and implications of various financial reporting standards in
    complex environments;
    4. Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the current financial reporting requirements for particular entities, transactions and events against underlying concepts of accounting;
    5. Develop new approaches to at least one circumstance where a weakness has been identified in the current reporting requirements.

    Assignment 10%
    Mid-trimester Test (100 minutes, closed book) 20%
    Essay 20%
    Final Examination (2 hours, closed book) 50%

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