Assessment Task 2: Written Assignment Topic
“Measurement” is an important concept in accounting.
Briefly explain the concept and explain the basis upon which accounting measurement has historically been undertaken. Discuss alternative measurement bases that have been proposed more recently, and the bases upon which measurement is currently undertaken. This latter aspect should make reference to current accounting standards across a range of accounting issues/topics. In your discussion, provide examples and explanations which illustrate your discussion from at least three listed companies’ annual reports (ones made available by your lecturer cannot be used.)
Critique the evolution that has occurred, considering what may have motivated the changes, and whether the evolution has resulted in improved information for users.