Accounting and Finance units

University of Tasmania
Accounting Units - 1996


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BFA408 Auditing

Is an examination of the concepts of truth, fairness and independence as they relate to the practice of auditing. Consideration of issues and empirical research in relation to audit judgement, consensus and bias.

Special notes not offered in 1996  
teaching staff
campus & mode Hbt, int
unit weight [14%]
teaching pattern
prerequisites
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment assignments (30%), exam (70%).
required texts, etc
recommended reading
Course: Bachelor of Commerce with Honours (C4C)







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BFA409 Taxation Accounting

Focuses upon a thorough understanding of tax law as it relates to both resident and non-resident companies. Topics include structures of business, industrial expenditure deductions, capital gains tax, fringe benefits tax and international aspects of taxation.

Special notes not offered in 1996  
teaching staff
campus & mode Hbt, int
unit weight [14%]
teaching pattern
prerequisites
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment assignments (30%), exam (70%).
required texts, etc
recommended reading
Course: Bachelor of Commerce with Honours (C4C)







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BFA410 Research Methodology

Is designed to develop the research skills necessary for the dissertation component of the degree. The material covered in the course includes: various research methodologies used in accounting research; guidelines for developing a research proposal and methods for collecting and analysing data.

Special notes
teaching staff Dr N Spear
campus & mode Hbt, int
unit weight [14%]
teaching pattern sem 1 - 13 seminars
prerequisites
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment weekly assignments (60%), term paper (30%), seminar participation (10%)
required texts, etc
recommended reading
Course: Bachelor of Commerce with Honours (C4C)







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BFA420 Accounting Theory

Is a study of accounting thought in relation to the research methodologies which have been predominant in its development. The normative, positive and critical theory approaches will be examined.

Special notes
teaching staff Dr N Spear, Mrs K Gibson
campus & mode Hbt, int
unit weight [14%]
teaching pattern sem l - 13 seminars
prerequisites
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment presentations (30%), term paper (30%), exam (40%).
required texts, etc
recommended reading
Course: Bachelor of Commerce with Honours (C4C)







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BFA424 Finance

Focuses on contemporary capital markets research. The unit consists of a thorough examination of the research literature with a view to developing students' skills in understanding and critically evaluating capital market research.

Special notes
teaching staff Dr N Spear
campus & mode Hbt, int
unit weight [14%]
teaching pattern sem 1 - 13 seminars
prerequisites
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment seminar presentations (50%), term paper (40%), participation (10%).
required texts, etc
recommended reading
Course: Bachelor of Commerce with Honours (C4C)







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BFA425 Accounting Information Systems

Constitutes a survey of contemporary research in information systems, decision support systems, and expert systems. The unit's focus is on research methods, critical evaluation developments in database accounting and the use of expert systems methodologies as research tools in accounting.

Special notes
teaching staff Prof S Leech
campus & mode Hbt, int
unit weight [14%]
teaching pattern sem 1 - 13 seminars
prerequisites
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment assignments (30%), exam (70%).
required texts, etc
recommended reading
Course: Bachelor of Commerce with Honours (C4C)







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BFA427 Government Financial Management

Is a review and examination of current financial arrangements and reform proposals relevant to public sector entities. Issues in public sector accounting, accountability and audit.

Special notes
teaching staff Miss S Deegan
campus & mode Hbt, int
unit weight [14%]
teaching pattern sem 2 - 13 seminars
prerequisites
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment assignments (30%), exam (70%).
required texts, etc
recommended reading
Course: Bachelor of Commerce with Honours (C4C)







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BFA429 Advanced Company Law

Examines current developments in selected areas of corporate law and policy relevant to large public corporations in Australia including corporate governance, directors' and auditors' duties, accounts and disclosure, regulation and enforcement, law reform etc.

Special notes
teaching staff Mr B Hicks
campus & mode Hbt, int
unit weight [14%]
teaching pattern sem 2 - 13 seminars
prerequisites
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment 2 essays (30%), exam (50%), seminar presentations (20%).
required texts, etc
recommended reading
Course: Bachelor of Commerce with Honours (C4C)







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BFA435 Managerial Accounting

Provides a foundation for research in management accounting. The unit is divided into two main components: (a) covers the main research frameworks appropriate to management accounting; (b) focuses on specific areas of management accounting research. These areas include: issues in budgeting; participation in budgeting; and the use of accounting information for performance evaluation.

Special notes
teaching staff Mr A Ross
campus & mode Hbt, int
unit weight [14%]
teaching pattern sem 2 - 13 seminars
prerequisites
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment seminar presentations (20%), assignments (80%)
required texts, etc
recommended reading
Course: Bachelor of Commerce with Honours (C4C)







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BFA441 Dissertation

Candidates are required to present a dissertation of approximately 12,000 words.

Special notes
teaching staff
campus & mode
unit weight [30%]
teaching pattern
prerequisites
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment
required texts, etc
recommended reading
Course: Bachelor of Commerce with Honours (C4C)







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BFA498 Bachelor of Commerce Honours - Full time
BFA499 Bachelor of Commerce Honours - Part time


For course details, see: Bachelor of Commerce with Honours (C4C)







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