BAO3309 ADVANCED FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING Semester 1, 2012 INDIVIDUAL ASSIGNMENT â?? 20% (Due date week.

BAO3309 ADVANCED FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING Semester 1, 2012 INDIVIDUAL ASSIGNMENT â?? 20% (Due date week.

BAO3309
ADVANCED FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING
Semester 1, 2012

INDIVIDUAL ASSIGNMENT – 20%
(Due date week 10)

Research Assignment:

A. Review current AASB framework which is also known as “Framework for the
Preparation and Presentation of Financial Statements†and provide a critical analysis of different
measurement bases.

B.
From a review of 2011
annual reports/financial statements of two Australian firms listed in
ASX from different industries, identify and briefly discuss different measurement
bases used by these firms and provide explanation
about the implications of using these measurement bases.

C.
Explore the
relationship between accounting information and market reaction with reference
to measurement issues by using the
relevant research literature.

The following
matters should be given particular attention:

Assignment
is due in the lecture week beginning (Wk. 9).

1.
Evidence of
extensive research beyond the prescribed texts is required. Ensure these are
referenced appropriately in your references using Harvard referencing.

2.
Students should use research databases available through the university’s
library

3.
Assignment
must be typed and properly documented.
Students must submit both printed and electronic copy of assignment
through Web-CT turnitin.
Assignment should be no greater than 2000 words double-spaced with a 3cm left
margin. A word count must be
displayed on the title page of assignment. (Note: Word count does not include abstract, graphs, tables, and
references).

Warning: Failure to submit both printed and electronic copies of
assignment through Web-CT Turnitin will result in a fail grade and where
student’s printed copy of submitted assignment is different from Turinitin electronic
copy of the assignment then only Turnitin assignment will be marked.

4.
NO
extensions will be granted unless supported by appropriate documentation prior
to the due date. An application for an extension must use an application for
extension of assessment form, submit an application on or before a due date to
unit coordinator, be accompanied by a medical certificate or similar evidence,
be accompanied by any work completed to date.

Note: Poor organisation and work commitments are not
grounds for an extension. Students’ are responsible to protect their work and
save data by making necessary backup. Therefore, loss of data due to computer
or storage devices problems will not be considered a valid reason for an
extension.

5.
This
assignment must be handed in for successful completion of the subject before
the due. It will count 20% towards the
final mark.

6.
Recommendation: Students can submit their
completed assignment or partially completed assignment through Turnitin at
least five days before the due date to get a similarity report. This report
will provide guidance and opportunity to students to withdraw their assignment
before the due date and resubmit it before the due date after removing
similarities and avoiding plagiarism. Remember you cannot withdraw an
assignment after the due date.

7.
Any
assignments handed in late without prior permission of the lecturer/tutor will
be penalised 2 (out of 20) marks per day.
Do not submit any assessable task by slipping it under the door of your
lecturer’s or tutor’s office.

8.
If you cannot submit your assignment through turnitin due to a technical
problem then contact unit coordinator immediately.

Should students need assistance in
writing research essay, please seek help from Student Learning Unit.

MARKING SCHEME RESEARCH
ESSAY
SEMESTER 2, 2011
Student Name
Student Number
Tutorial group
Mark out of 100

Assessment
Structure

Excellent

Very
Good

Good

Average

Marginal

Poor

Very
Poor

1. Synopsis/abstract (10)

2. Part A (25)

3. Part B (25)

4. Part C (30)

5. Referencing and citations (5)

6. English expression, coherence, grammar and
spelling (5)

Assessment criteria to be applied on Assessments 1 to 6

Excellent: Work fulfilling the above
criteria to an outstanding degree, in particular demonstrating excellence in
sustained argument, critical thought and synthesis of material from diverse
sources.

Very Good: Work demonstrating extensive
knowledge and understanding of major content areas and issues; the ability to
appropriately synthesise material from a range of sources; a well developed
capacity for critical analysis of key issues and concepts; the ability to
present a defensible personal perspective on issues; evidence of wide reading
in relevant areas of the discipline; high quality presentation.

Good: Above average
work demonstrating good knowledge and understanding of major content areas and
issues; demonstration of some capacity for critical analysis; the ability to
present a perspective on issues; evidence of reading in relevant areas of the
discipline; high quality presentation.

Average: Work of ‘average’ standard
which demonstrates a average comprehension both of basic concepts and some
issues, based on class work and some further reading in the area; some ability
to compare key concepts and theoretical perspectives; average presentation,
particularly in regard to structure, expression and referencing.

Marginal: Work which shows a basic
understanding of key elements of the subject matter at a descriptive level,
based mainly on attendance at lectures; satisfactory presentation with some
deficiencies in structure, expression and referencing.

Poor: Work which shows
little evidence of knowledge or understanding of the subject matter and is
unsatisfactorily presented, particularly in regard to structure, expression and
referencing.

Very poor: Work which shows
no evidence of knowledge or understanding of the subject matter.

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