Module Title:Advanced Financial Reporting 2 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 equip students with a knowledge of specialised accounting topics together with an ability to react to current developments and new practice. Students will also gain an appreciation of the professional regulatory and ethical framework. 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 Evaluate, apply and discuss the requirements of specified Accounting Standards
LO2 Show an appreciation of the ethical dimension of the accountant's role
LO3 Discuss and evaluate contemporary developments in financial and non-financial reporting
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is recommended before enrolment in this module.

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Co-requisite Modules
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Accounting for Specialised Areas
Non-Current Assets Held for Sale and Discontinued Activities (IFRS 5); Operating Segments (IFRS 8); Revenue from Contracts with Customers (IFRS 15); Employee Benefits (IAS 19); Income Taxes (IAS 12) (Deferred Tax); Share Based Payments (IFRS 2); Financial Instruments (IAS 32, IFRSs 7 and 9); The effect of changes in Foreign Exchange Rates (IAS 21); Key differences between examinable IFRS and local GAAP FRS 102.
Developments in Financial Reporting
Professional ethics, independence and codes of conduct for the accounting profession; Review of emerging and contemporary developments in financial and non-financial reporting.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment20.00%
End of Module Formal Examination80.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Examination In-Class written assessment including numerical and/or theoretical questions 1 20.00 Week 8
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 80.00 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 6 Mandatory
CW_BBACF_B Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Accounting and Finance 8 Mandatory