Module Title:Advanced Financial Reporting 1 for Accounting Degree Students
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:8
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Lectures - communication of knowledge and ideas from the lecturer to the student. Problem Solving Exercises - student will work as part of a team and will work together to resolve various accounting scenarios. Class Discussion/Debate - Students will be encouraged to actively participate in the class sessions which will develop their analytical and communication skills. E-Learning - It is envisaged that the module will be supported with on-line learning materials. Self-Direct Independent Learning - the emphasis on independent learning will develop a strong and autonomous work and learning practices.
Module Aim: This module is designed to further develop students' ability, skills and competence in accounting for business combinations and the preparation and presentation of consolidated financial statements to incorporate partly-owned subsidiaries and associates. The depth and breadth of module content and assessment are designed to gain maximum exemptions from professional accountancy bodies, appropriate to an Honours Accounting programme.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Discuss and apply the international accounting standards dealing with groups of companies
LO2 Evaluate and apply the accounting treatment of investments in subsidiaries and associates in a set of consolidated financial statements including investments in foreign entities
LO3 Prepare advanced consolidated financial statements
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Consolidated Financial Statements
Accounting for subsidiary investments in consolidated financial statements, including non-controlling interests and the acquisition of a subsidiary during an accounting period; Treatment of non-controlling interest at acquisition; Determination of fair value on acquisition and calculation of adjustments; Accounting for associates and joint ventures using the equity method of accounting; Preparation of consolidated statement of profit or loss; Preparation of consolidated statement of financial position; Foreign Subsidiaries; Key differences between examinable IFRS and local GAAP FRS 102
Assessment Breakdown%
End of Module Formal Examination100.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Other Formative Assessments including MCQs / Short Numerical Answer Questions / Progress Tests 1,2,3 0.00 Ongoing
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3 100.00 End-of-Semester

SETU Carlow Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning Every Week 6.00
Total Hours 9.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Every Week 1.50
Independent Learning Time Every Week 4.50
Total Hours 6.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_BBACT_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Accounting 5 Mandatory
CW_BBACF_B Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Accounting and Finance 7 Mandatory