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Module Title LH Advanced Financial Accounting Practice and Theory
SchoolBirmingham Business School
Department Accounting
Module Code 07 33831
Module Lead Annika Beelitz
Level Honours Level
Credits 20
Semester Semester 2
Restrictions None
Contact Hours Lecture-44 hours
Seminar-16 hours
Guided independent study-140 hours
Total: 200 hours
Description This module builds on the intermediate financial reporting and financial accounting topics covered in the pre-requisite modules. Students will be introduced to advanced topics in financial reporting and financial accounting for liabilities, equity, and complex group structures. The module will also incorporate theories of financial reporting and discuss contemporary issues in financial reporting as they arise.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • Apply the relevant accounting standards in solving a range of advanced accounting problems
  • Demonstrate technical competence required in evaluating, analysing and solving advanced accounting problems
  • Evaluate the techniques, standards and methods applied in solving advanced accounting problems
  • Appraise the different theoretical aspects of financial reporting, comparing and contrasting different approaches where applicable
  • Discuss and evaluate the problems of regulating accounting practice contemporary issues in financial reporting
Assessment 33831-01 : Group coursework / presentation : Coursework (20%)
33831-02 : Group Report : Coursework (30%)
33831-03 : Exam : Exam (Centrally Timetabled) - Written Unseen (50%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions 3 hour examination (50%)

Group coursework task:
Group video presentation (20%)
Group report (30%)
Reading List