ACC706 ACCOUNTING THEORY AND ISSUES T218 13/07/2018 16:50 PAGE 11 OF 16 *AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT PTY LTD © ABN: 72 132 629 979 CRICOS 03171A
Assessment Type: Group Assignment - Report and Presentation. All members of the group will be assessed equally on the group presentation (see marking below).
Purpose: To allow students to demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills acquired in the subject. It also allows student to further develop team working skills that are expected in a modern professional accounting practice. This assessment relates to learning outcomes a, b, c and d.
Value: Weekly progress report (individual mark) 5% Group report (Group mark) 10% Group presentation (Group mark) 15% Total value 30%
Due Date: Report and Presentation – Week 10 – all groups - hard copy to the lecturer / tutor at beginning of class. Presentation Weeks 10 and 11 – specific times will be allocated in class.
Submission: Group report – One copy per group to be uploaded to the KOI Moodle subject homepage by 5.00 pm Monday of Week 10. Only one student per group is to upload the report.
Presentation Video – electronic copy of the video and hard copy of the video content summary to the lecturer / tutor in class beginning of class Week 10 – all groups. Each student must have contributed in presenting the material. Students who do not present in the video presentation and students who do not answer questions from the lecturer / tutor will receive no mark. Presentation – video presentation in class weeks 10 and 11 – specific times will be allocated in class.
Topic: Current issues in Australian accounting – the specific topic will be allocated in class and via Moodle in Week 4.
Task Details: Group task - Groups are to identify and analyse current theories and models in accounting, analysing how they apply to the given situation. Specific research supported recommendations need to be provided.
Research Requirements: Students need to support their analysis with reference from the text and a minimum of ten (10) suitable, reliable, current and academically acceptable sources – check with your tutor if unsure of the validity of sources. Groups seeking Credit or above grades should support their analysis with increased number of reference sources comparable to the grade they are seeking.
Group Presentation: Using the group report content, groups are to present their analysis and findings/ conclusions in a professional 5 (five)-minute video presentation. All group members must participate in the preparation of the video. Presentations should be a critical analysis covering the main theory elements of the course – not just presenting a factual story – reference to corporate reports and other material is encouraged. Information can be covered in any order in the presentation, but should contain elements of the course. It is strongly recommended that groups prepare their presentations well in advance of the presentation date, and make some effort to review their video presentation. This will improve the presentation overall, and give groups a chance to improve and time manage their presentations. Videos may be prepared using any available platform such as iMovie, MovieMaker, Prezi and others.
Weekly Progress Report: Your lecturer / tutor will assign each student and group specific weekly targets. All students must demonstrate to their lecturer / tutor each week (weeks 7 to 9) that their tasks are on schedule. The purpose is to ensure students do not leave the task till the last minute. Group Report: 2500 + 10% word report format – Word .doc or .docx. Title page, executive summary, table of contents, appropriate headings and sub-headings, recommendations/findings/conclusions, intext referencing and reference list (Harvard – Anglia style), attachments if relevant. Single spaced, font Times New Roman 12pt, Calibri 11pt or Arial 10pt.
Video Presentation: 5-minute video presentation in class supported by appropriate visual aids. Presentations will be timed – groups going over 5 minutes will be asked to stop - this will effect marks, as will presentations that are too short (under 4 minutes) or too long (over 6 minutes). All group members must participate
Please do not do any financial or mathematical analysis
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