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ZUG2002– Introduction to accounting using the International Financial Reporting Standards

Undergraduate – Unit

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School

Business and Economics

Offered

South Africa

  • Second Semester 2018 (Day)

15 Credits

Synopsis

The principal aim of this unit is to provide students with the theoretical underpinnings and practical application of financial accounting as grounded in the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). The unit is an introduction to the International Financial Reporting Standards that are applied in financial accounting internationally, including South Africa. It revises the Conceptual Framework which forms the basis of all the International Financial Reporting Standards and then focuses on the application of individual standards of revenue, various assets, provisions and contingent liabilities/assets and events after the reporting period.

Outcomes

  • Describe the requirements of the financial reporting and regulatory environment, as required by the International Financial Reporting Standards and the Companies Act of 2008.
  • Identify the key aspects of the Conceptual Framework relating to the definitions and recognition criteria and apply to transactions.
  • Apply IFRS recognition, measurement and disclosure requirements to the financial accounting of revenue and various assets
  • Apply IFRS recognition, measurement and disclosure requirements to provisions and contingent liabilities/assets and events after the reporting period

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 40%
Examination: 60%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 150 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.

Prerequisites

Introduction to accounting

Prohibitions

Financial accounting A

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