ACCTN308-19B (TGA)

Performance Reporting

15 Points

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Division of Management
School of Accounting, Finance and Economics


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Paper Description

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Performance reporting looks at the critical elements needed to conduct effective financial statement analysis. This reporting includes analysis of the quality of accounting information, risk assessment and forecasting.
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Paper Structure

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Students will employ multiple methods for analyzing financial statements in order to evaluate performance, make forecasts, conduct valuations and evaluate information quality and reliability.
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • 1. Demonstrate analytical techniques in assessing the operating performance and financial health of an organisation and reporting to its stakeholders, including suppliers, customers, competitors, potential employer and the wider community
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  • 2. Write reports that provide targeted strategic accounting advice about future directions for the organisation
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  • 3. Critically appraise the assumptions and bases on which the accounting metrics were prepared. This includes the thorough understanding and interpretation of the Notes to the Financial Statements, the relevant standards and associated Attestations.
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Course work/final examination: 1:1

As advised in the components listed.

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 50:50. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 50% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 50:50 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 50% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Test
15 Aug 2019
10:00 AM
  • In Class: In Lecture
2. Project
10 Oct 2019
11:00 AM
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Tutorials
  • In Class: In Tutorial
4. Exam
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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Financial Statement Analysis & Valuation, 5e by Easton, McAnally, Sommers, Zhang

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Other Resources

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Online Support

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1. 1x 2 hour lecture per week

2. 1x 1x hour tutorial per week

3. Time required for Homework problems, tests preparation and project.

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Linkages to Other Papers

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This paper provides an important link to other accounting papers. The learning and understanding of financial management issues, is important if you wish to pursue a major in accounting.

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Prerequisite papers: One of ACCTN202, ACCT202 or ACCT231.




Restricted papers: ACCT332

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