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3. Assessment Details
3.1 Details of Each Assessment Item
The assessments for this subject are described below. The description includes the type of assessment, its purpose, weighting, due date and submission requirements, the topic of the assessment, details of the task and detailed marking criteria, including a marking rubric for essays, reports and presentations. Supplementary assessment information and assistance can be found in Moodle.
KOI expects students to submit their own original work in both assignments and exams, or the original work of their group in the case of group assignments. Material in assignments which comes from the work of others must be appropriately acknowledged.
Assessment Type: Written Report - individual assessment
Purpose: This assessment is designed to reinforce the subject content and develop students’ skills and application of knowledge of the subject content to business situations. This assessment relates to learning outcomes a, b and c.
Value: 20% Due Date: Students are to upload their submission to the Tumitin link on the KOI
Moodle subject home page by 5:00pm Friday of Week 6.
Topic: This assignment covers contemporary theoretical concepts with practical accounting task application based on the topics from the subject.
Task Details: Students are required to select an ASX corporation, reference the annual report for the last 2 years and identify ways that the corporation has used earnings management techniques. Students are required to indicate what might be the possible motivation for earnings management in their chosen corporation. Students will review general purpose financial report material, company releases, media, and other sources. Students must prepare a comprehensive report directed to this research. It is expected that academic and non-academic content will form an integral part of this report.
Presentation: Report - 1,500 word report. The word count excludes the cover sheet, contents page, references, appendices, and illustrations (e.g. diagrams, graphs and tables). Students need to stay within the assigned word limits, and indicate the word count on the cover page of the assignment.
The report should be typed double spaced, using Times New Roman font size of either 10 point or 12 point. Every page should be clearly numbered.
ACC303 CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN ACCOUNTING T319 22/10/2019 16:42 PAGE 9 OF 18
‘AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT PTY LTD © ABN: 72 132 629 979 CRICOS 03171A
The assignment should include the following parts:
o A title I cover page, which indicates basic information such as Subject title, Subject code, Trimester number, Assignment title, group members’ full names and KOI student numbers, word count and name of the tutor;
o Executive Summary:
o Table of Contents:
o Main contents - Introduction, analysis using suitable headings and subheadings, Conclusions and Recommendations, Appendices (if any); References (using Harvard - Anglia style); and/or o Attachments.
Research - extent and application 30%
This mark will be scaled to a mark out of 20 subject marks.