This unit of study extends understanding of accounting concepts and their application to the corporate form of ownership. This unit takes a critical approach to accepted corporate reporting practices and current developments in accounting and financial regulation for corporations and further develops professional practice through concepts such as accounting for the issue and reorganisation of share capital; inter-company investments; specific corporate financial accounting practices, including accounting for company income tax; impairment and revaluation of assets; intangible assets. The unit also explores current financial reporting issues as relevant to contemporary multinational businesses.

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BAO5543 - Accounting Systems and Processes

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Deconstruct business problems by interrogating a range of data including analysing and interpreting quantitative economic and financial and business data;  
  2. Justify the most suitable accounting model for a given organisation/context;  
  3. Critically examine and assess the impact of financial reporting changes in Australian and International contexts;  
  4. Interpret findings through quantitative analysis; and  
  5. Advocate the findings effectively to business and to broader audiences.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Case Study Case study on contemporary accounting issues 25%
Assignment Group consolidation assignment 25%
Examination Final examination 50%

Required reading

Financial accounting 9th edn
Deegan, C. (2020),
Australia: McGraw-Hill.

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