AC216-International Corporate Financial Reporting

Module Provider: Business Informatics, Systems and Accounting
Number of credits: 20 [10 ECTS credits]
Terms in which taught: Autumn term module
Pre-requisites: AC105A Introductory International Financial Accounting A and AC105B Introductory International Financial Accounting B or AC101 Introduction to Accounting or AC104 Introductory Financial Accounting
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Modules excluded:
Current from: 2018/9

Module Convenor: Mr Ekililu Salifu


Type of module:

Summary module description:
This module looks closely at the content and application of range of international financial reporting standards. The module is designed for students following a range of degree programmes who already have prior knowledge of financial accounting.

This module is delivered at University of Reading and Beijing Institute of Technology.

This module aims to develop and add to the knowledge, understanding and skills of financial accounting and reporting acquired on the level 4 modules Introductory International Financial Accounting A and B or (AC105a and C105b) and Introduction to Financial Accounting (A101). The module focuses on the technical and conceptual requirements of the regulatory framework for financial reporting.

Assessable learning outcomes:

By the end of the module it is expected that students will be able to:

1. Describe, explain and discuss aspects of the regulatory framework affecting the preparation of financial statements.

2. Describe, explain and apply the International Accounting Standards Board’s (IASB) conceptual framework for financial reporting.

3. Describe, explain, apply and discuss the contents of a number of selected International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)

4. Prepare a complete set of financial statements from accounting data for single entities in conformity with IFRS.

5. Display evidence of the professional skills of assimilating and using information and structuring problems and solutions; and organise

Additional outcomes:
The module also aims to encourage the development of oral communication skills and the students’ effectiveness in group situations. Structured activities are designed to develop independent learning, including reflective, adaptive and collaborative learning.

Outline content:
The regulatory and conceptual framework of financial reporting; the presentation and preparation of single entity financial statements; specific techniques and regulation, including reporting financial performance; accounting for tangible non-current assets; intangible assets; impairment of assets; revenue and inventories; provisions, contingencies and events after the reporting period.

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:
Lecture/workshops will be used for the exposition of the main concepts, principles and techniques associated with the discipline. Separate workshops will focus on numerical practice and discussion of examination style questions.

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Lectures 24 4 2
Practicals classes and workshops 16
Guided independent study 94 60
Total hours by term 134.00 4.00 62.00
Total hours for module 200.00

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Written exam 80
Class test administered by School 20

Summative assessment- Examinations:
One 2.5 hour unseen written paper with a weight of 80% in the overall assessment of the degree to be held during the May/June examination period.

Summative assessment- Coursework and in-class tests:

Students will complete one in-class test during week 10 of the Autumn Term

Formative assessment methods:

Penalties for late submission:
The Module Convener will apply the following penalties for work submitted late:

  • where the piece of work is submitted after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): 10% of the total marks available for that piece of work will be deducted from the mark for each working day[1] (or part thereof) following the deadline up to a total of five working days;
  • where the piece of work is submitted more than five working days after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): a mark of zero will be recorded.

  • The University policy statement on penalties for late submission can be found at:
    You are strongly advised to ensure that coursework is submitted by the relevant deadline. You should note that it is advisable to submit work in an unfinished state rather than to fail to submit any work.

    Assessment requirements for a pass:
    A minimum mark of 40% is required for a University pass.

    Reassessment arrangements:

    Re-examination takes place in August of the same year.

    Additional Costs (specified where applicable):

    Required Textbook: J. Maynard, Financial accounting, reporting and analysis, Oxford University Press, 2nd ed., 2017, ISBN 9780 19874 5310

    Last updated: 20 April 2018


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