ACC303 Communication Research Practices

Purpose: This assessment is designed to reinforce the subject content and develop students’ skills and application of knowledge of the subject content to business situations. This assessment relates to learning outcomes a, b and c. Value: 20% Due Date: Students are to upload their submission to the Turnitin link on the KOI Moodle subject home page by 5:00pm Friday of Week 6. Topic: This assignment covers the application of contemporary theoretical accounting concepts and accounting theories on various organizational issues or contexts identified related to a corporation of your choice (Apply and analyse the content from week 1 to week 5 inclusive). Task Details: To complete this assignment task, you need to choose a company from the ASX listed in Top100 and critically analyse the application of Accounting Theories and concepts discussed in the class (You must seek approval from your tutors to finalise your company selection – On your request, your tutors may allow you to work on any other different company not included in the ASX Top 100). In your analysis you need to demonstrate strong understanding of accounting theories and theoretical concepts by applying them onto the current circumstances, initiatives, and issues of your chosen company. Students are required to prepare a comprehensive report directed at their chosen company detailing a critical analysis of the application of accounting theories and effectiveness of the company to meet its obligation of conceptual framework of accounting. Students will be expected to apply the accounting theories, concepts, and models to given situations, analysing the issues, identifying problems, and developing supported solutions or/and recommendations. Weekly topics which you can use to support your analysis includes the following: – Contemporary Issues in Accounting & Accounting Theory – Conceptual Framework for Financial Reporting & Standard Setting – Theories in Accounting – Normative and Positive Accounting Theories – Capital Markets Research and its implications for Accounting – Earnings Management & Quality Presentation: Report – 1,500 word report. The word count excludes the cover sheet, contents page, references, appendices, and illustrations (e.g. diagrams, graphs and tables). Students need to stay within the assigned word limits, and indicate the word count on the cover page of the assignment. The report should be typed double spaced, using Times New Roman font size of either 10 point or 12 point. Every page should be clearly number

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