Adv.Accounting Theory & Pract
Run by Bangor Business School
20 Credits or 10 ECTS Credits
Semester 1 & 2
Organiser: Prof Doris Merkl-Davies
Overall aims and purpose
If you register for this module, you cannot also register for ASB-3107 Marketing of Services or ASB-3113 Marketing Communication.
- To critically evaluate the various theories in accounting; and to understand how accounting theories can be used to explain the behaviour of preparers, users and regulators of accounting information;
- To develop knowledge and skills in understanding and applying selected accounting standards and the theoretical framework in the preparation of financial statements;
- To prepare financial statements in accordance with international accounting standards.
- Normative theories of accounting;
- Positive accounting theories;
- Behavioural accounting theories;
- Systems-oriented theories;
- Critical accounting theories;
- Conceptual frameworks for financial reporting;
- A regulatory framework for financial reporting;
- Presentation of financial statements;
- Specific issues, including financial instruments, leases, liabilities, employee benefits, share-based payments, taxation.
Conceptual issues are covered in a superficial way with only limited additional material shown beyond the lecture content but with few errors. Some detail knowledge of Accounting Standards shown.
Conceptual awareness shown beyond the basic level with evidence of greater depth of reading and development of ideas but may still show some errors or misunderstanding. Good illustration of the content of Accounting Standards combined with the theoretical insight above.
Demonstration of depth of reading and thought at the conceptual level, and detailed Accounting Standards knowledge, together with a detailed and intelligent interweaving of theory and practice.
Critically evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of various accounting theories.
Analyse the development and intellectual underpinning of rival theories that seek to explain accounting behaviour.
Discuss and apply a conceptual framework for financial reporting.
Discuss a regulatory framework for financial reporting.
Prepare an entity's financial statements in accordance with international accounting standards.
Group assignment of 1,500 words
|EXAM||Exam S2 2 hrs||
A two-hour exam
|CLASS TEST||MULTIPLE CHOICE TEST||
A 30 minute multiple choice test
Teaching and Learning Strategy
One 2-hour lecture per week.
- Literacy - Proficiency in reading and writing through a variety of media
- Numeracy - Proficiency in using numbers at appropriate levels of accuracy
- Computer Literacy - Proficiency in using a varied range of computer software
- Self-Management - Able to work unsupervised in an efficient, punctual and structured manner. To examine the outcomes of tasks and events, and judge levels of quality and importance
- Exploring - Able to investigate, research and consider alternatives
- Information retrieval - Able to access different and multiple sources of information
- Critical analysis & Problem Solving - Able to deconstruct and analyse problems or complex situations. To find solutions to problems through analyses and exploration of all possibilities using appropriate methods, rescources and creativity.
- Presentation - Able to clearly present information and explanations to an audience. Through the written or oral mode of communication accurately and concisely.
- Teamwork - Able to constructively cooperate with others on a common task, and/or be part of a day-to-day working team
- Management - Able to utilise, coordinate and control resources (human, physical and/or financial)
- Argument - Able to put forward, debate and justify an opinion or a course of action, with an individual or in a wider group setting
- Self-awareness & Reflectivity - Having an awareness of your own strengths, weaknesses, aims and objectives. Able to regularly review, evaluate and reflect upon the performance of yourself and others
- Leadership - Able to lead and manage, develop action plans and objectives, offer guidance and direction to others, and cope with the related pressures such authority can result in
Talis Reading listhttp://readinglists.bangor.ac.uk/modules/asb-3211.html
- Deegan, C. and Unerman, J. (2011). Financial Accounting Theory. European 2nd ed. McGraw-Hill.
- Rankin, M., Stanton, P., McGowan, S., Ferauto, K., and Tilling, M. (2012). Contemporary Issues in Accounting. 2nd ed. Wiley.
- Elliot, B. and Elliot, J. (2017). Financial Accounting and Reporting, 18th ed. FT Prentice Hall.
Courses including this module
Compulsory in courses:
- NN45: BA Accounting and Banking year 3 (BA/AB)
- NN36: BA Accounting and Banking with International Experience year 4 (BA/ABIE)
- N400: BA Accounting and Finance year 3 (BA/AF)
- N401: BA Accounting & Finance (with International Experience) year 4 (BA/AFIE)
- NR43: BA Accounting/Italian year 4 (BA/AIT)
- NR44: BA Accounting/Spanish year 4 (BA/ASP)
- LN14: BA Economics/Accounting year 3 (BA/ECA)
- LN15: BA Accounting & Economics (with International Experience) year 4 (BA/ECAIE)
- NR41: BA French/Accounting year 4 (BA/FRA)
- NR42: BA German/Accounting year 4 (BA/GA)
- N2N4: BA Management with Accounting year 3 (BA/MAF)
- NN44: BSc Accounting and Banking with International Experience year 4 (BSC/ABIE)
- NN43: BSc Accounting and Banking year 3 (BSC/ACCB)
- NN46: BSc Accounting and Banking (4 year with Incorp Found) year 3 (BSC/ACCB1)
- NL41: BSc Accounting and Economics year 3 (BSC/ACCEC)
- NL4B: BSc Accounting and Economics (4 year with Incorp Foundation) year 3 (BSC/ACCEC1)
- NN4J: BSc Accounting and Finance (4 year with Incorp Found) year 3 (BSC/ACCF1)
- NN4H: BSc Accounting and Finance year 3 (BSC/ACCFIN)
- N402: BSc Accounting & Finance (with International Experience) year 4 (BSC/ACCFINIE)
- NL42: BSc Accounting and Economics with International Experience year 4 (BSC/AEIE)
- N406: BSc Accounting and Finance (Bangor International College) year 3 (BSC/BICAF)
- NN24: BSc Management with Account (Bangor International College) year 3 (BSC/BICMNA)
- N2NK: BSc Management with Accounting year 3 (BSC/MWACC)
- N2NL: BSc Management with Accounting (4 year with Incorp Found) year 3 (BSC/MWACC1)
- M1N4: LLB Law with Acc and Finance year 3 (LLB/LAF)
- M1NB: LLB Law with Accounting & Finance (4yr with Incorp Found) year 3 (LLB/LAF1)