Undergraduate Course: Accountancy 2A (ACCN08009)
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The regulatory framework of corporate reporting, preparation of published financial statements, accounting standards, tangible and intangible assets, liabilities and related issues, overseas involvement, accounting for groups.
The course begins with a review of the topics covered in Accountancy 1A relating to the preparation of financial statements. This will be followed by issues relating to the preparation and presentation of corporate published financial statements and the regulatory framework for financial reporting. We will examine the accounting standards, techniques and issues relating to the following: tangible and intangible assets; liabilities, equity, group accounts, statement of cash flows and accounting for overseas involvement.
Accountancy 2A is an intermediate course which builds on the knowledge gained in Accountancy 1A by examining more advanced aspects of financial accounting/reporting. It is intended that this course (together with Accountancy 2B in Semester 2) will offer a bridge for students proceeding to the study of accounting at honours level.
Preparation & presentation of financial statements
The regulatory framework
Statements of cash flows
Associates & joint ventures
Related parties & changes in foreign exchange rates
Provisions and events after the reporting date
STUDENT LEARNING EXPERIENCE
Students will experience the identification and evaluation of different ways of learning including the assimilation of presented material, structured and free choice reading, interaction with staff and other students, practice by doing, use of learning facilities such as library and IT support. While the collaboration with others in the learning process is encouraged the enhancement of independent learning and self-management in finding, organising, assimilating information and in applying this knowledge is central to the course.
Students will develop an ability to work productively with others. It includes the development of task elements such as negotiation and allocation; the taking of initiative, accepting and meeting responsibilities, interacting persuasively and harmoniously, leadership and evaluation of the work of others.
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Visiting students should usually have at least 1 introductory level course at grade B or above (or be predicted to obtain this) for entry to this course. We will only consider University/College level courses.
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2017/18, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 30,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 9,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 6,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Exam at end of Semester 1, 2.5 hours.(100%)
Resit exam in August, 2.5 hours.
||Your examination marks will be posted on Learn (together with generic feedback and examination statistics) as soon as possible after the Boards of Examiners¿ meeting (normally end of January/beginning of February). You will have the opportunity to look at your examination scripts from early February in the Undergraduate Office.
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S1 (December)||Accountancy 2A||2:30|
|Resit Exam Diet (August)||Accountancy 2A resit||2:30|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Prepare corporate financial statements for groups and individual companies in accordance with the requirements of the regulatory framework.
- Understand and discuss the regulatory framework for financial reporting.
- Understand and critically examine the accounting standards, techniques and issues relating to: tangible and intangible assets; liabilities, equity, group accounts, statement of cash flows and accounting for overseas involvement.
- Understand and discuss issues relating to the accounting profession.
|Melville, Alan, International Financial Reporting: A Practical Guide, (6th Edition),|
This textbook compliments the lecture material, providing more detailed narrative and additional exercises for topics covered in lectures. The textbook will also be used for many tutorial exercises.
Please note that there have been a number of new financial reporting standards issued in recent years and the 6th edition has been updated accordingly and therefore it is not advisable to use an earlier edition.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
- The ability to learn.
- Analytical and Problem Solving.
- Numeracy and IT.
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||3 x 1 hour lectures per week, weeks 1-10; plus compulsory tutorials 1 hour per week for 9 weeks, weeks 2-10.
|Course organiser||Mrs Frances-Helen Hay
Tel: (0131 6)50 8336
|Course secretary||Ms Caroline Hall
Tel: (0131 6)50 8336