Courses & Units

Financial Accounting and Reporting BFA203

Introduction

This unit aims to expand students’ understanding of holistic accounting gained in their previous core accounting units, to develop and apply their accounting knowledge, skills and terminology in the context of broader notion of accounting that includes accountability and social and environmental accounting. In particular, students are introduced to a number of accounting standards, their broader applications, professional reporting requirements and changes taking place within the accounting environment, particularly with regard to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), sustainability reporting, integrated reporting and integrated thinking. The consideration of the issues, activities and techniques in this unit will enhance the professional and technical skills students will need to perform effectively in the workplace as an accountant.

Summary

Unit name Financial Accounting and Reporting
Unit code BFA203
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Discipline Accounting
Coordinator Associate Professor Rakesh Pandey
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania

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Learning Outcomes

  • Apply relevant accounting standards to events and transactions and prepare financial statements, including consolidated financial statements
  • Critically evaluate financial and non-financial disclosures such as sustainability reports published by organisations by utilising accounting theories
  • Apply critical thinking, research and problem-solving skills to identify and solve problems and communicate recommendations using clear and concise language
  • Demonstrate collaboration, cooperation and teamwork when solving problems and making decisions
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Requisites

Prerequisites

BFA104

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

2 hour fortnightly workshop starting in week 2.

AssessmentOnline quiz via Respondus (35%)|Invigilated Respondus Test (40%)|Team Video (25%)
TimetableView the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable

Textbooks

Required

You will need the following text:

Deegan, C. 2020, Financial Accounting, 9th edition, McGraw Hill, NSW.

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