ACC302 ADVANCED ACCOUNTING week 6

| November 24, 2016

Question
QUESTION:

Critique the Ethics of those involved in the News of the World phone hacking scandal. Demonstrate in your critical analysis how the use of Ethics by the parties involved could have assisted in better operation of News Ltd. Provide an insight into how Ethics can best be incorporated in organisations and those charge with Corporate Goverance.

Note: As this is a university assessment you are encouraged to use academic references in your assessment (at least 10 academic references).

Assessment type: Assignment – individual assessment

Purpose: This assessment is designed to allow students to demonstrate a higher level of understanding of accounting standards and theoretical and philosophical approaches, as they apply to the resolution of more complex accounting problems. This assessment relates to Learning Outcomes a, b and c.

Value: 20%

Due Date: Week 6

Submission: Report – Word .doc or .docx, electronic upload to Moodle and Turnitin

Supporting financial data analysis e.g. Excel Spreadsheets to be submitted to Moodle only as an attachments to the report

Topic: An advanced accounting problem – specific details will be provided in Week 1

Task Details: Students are to develop supported solutions to an advanced accounting problem, using advanced accounting models, theories and philosophies to analyse and critically evaluate the given financial and other information. The analysis of financial data should be done using an appropriate accounting or other software e.g. Excel, with the resulting analysis being attached to the report. The analysis and supported recommendations need to be formatted into a professional report as would be expected in a modern organisation by management and clients.

Research requirements: Students need to support their analysis and recommendations with the text and a minimum of 8 recent and relevant academic journal articles. Other sources may be also used but groups need to be confident of the academic validity of such sources

Presentation: Video Presentation and Report – 2500 + 10% word report – Word .doc or .docx

The word count excludesthe 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.Marks will be reduced for assignments shorter than or greater than the minimum word count.

· 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.

· The assignment should include the following parts:

(a) A title / 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.

(b) Executive Summary

(c) Table of Contents

(d) main contents – Introduction, Analysis, Conclusions and Recommendations – Appendices (if any).

(e) References (using Harvard – Anglia style

(f) Attachments

Marking Guide: Analysis 30%

Research – extent and application 30%

Recommendations/conclusions 20%

Presentation 20%

ACC302 ADVANCED ACCOUNTING

COURSE ASSESSMENT

Assignment Question – Individual

Due: Week 6

Submission via Turnitin on Moodle

PLEASE NOTE THE REQUIREMENTS REGARDING SIMILARITY INDEX FOR ASSESSMENT – PLEASE REFER TO KOI POLICY – YOU WILL ALSO BE INSTRUCTED REGARDING THIS IN CLASS.

NOTE NOTE NOTE: IF YOUR SIMILARITY EXCEEDS 20 % YOU WILL BE GIVEN AN AUTOMATIC REFERRAL FOR PLAGARISM TO SENIOR MANAGEMENT. YOUR ASSESSMENT MARK WILL BE ZERO (0).

NO EXCEPTIONS – NO EXCUSES – YOU TAKE TOTAL RESPONSIBILITY.

QUESTION:

Critique the Ethics of those involved in the News of the World phone hacking scandal. Demonstrate in your critical analysis how the use of Ethics by the parties involved could have assisted in better operation of News Ltd. Provide an insight into how Ethics can best be incorporated in organisations and those charge with Corporate Goverance.

Note: As this is a university assessment you are encouraged to use academic references in your assessment (at least 10 academic references).

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