Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
ACS3730 or equivalent.
The unit focuses on the preparation and presentation of group financial statements in accordance with the requirements of IFRS and the regulatory environment. In doing so, it builds on the principles of group accounting introduced in AFS2740/ACS2740. The unit explores: factors to be considered when assessing control of one entity by another; accounting for business combinations, acquisition of equity interests in another entity, wholly or partly, at acquisition and subsequent to acquisition; accounting for intragroup transactions and dividends, at-acquisition fair value adjustments, preference shares and impairment of goodwill. Consolidation is also applied to accounting for complex groups and interim acquisitions. The unit also covers the application of IFRS to accounting for associates and joint arrangements. In preparation of group accounts, the unit requires the appropriate application of IFRS topics (as covered in AFS3730/ACS3730) in the group financial statements.
The learning objectives associated with this unit are to:
Within semester assessment: 40% + Examination: 60%
Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.