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FMGT 8121 - Contemporary Issues in Accounting

Financial Management Part-time Studies Course

School of Business

Course Details

The course follows the evolution of accounting through historical events into current application recognizing the impact of international influences and organizations. Contemporary accounting issues will be addressed and evaluated for their impact in financial statements. Topics will include: the recognition of political influence and its impact on the accounting standard creation and modification process, development of analytical and research skills through the interpretation of the CPA Accounting Handbook pronouncements, and the evaluation of alternative policies. Students will enhance their presentation skills and research abilities through group work.

Prerequisite(s)

FMGT 3110 and FMGT 4110

Credits

3.0

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Outline the historical evolution of accounting, including identifying major events and their impacts over time, and follow the development of accounting standards to the current time
  • Assess the standard creation and modification process for International Accounting and Canadian Standards for Private Enterprises
  • Apply various models for financial accounting and reporting
  • Apply different theories introduced during the course to practical situations and actual events
  • Discuss alternative financial reporting options
  • Develop recommendations for adoption of financial reporting policies including information disclosure alternatives
  • Interpret and analyze conflicts between managers and investors
  • Analyze the incentive relationship between Executive Compensation and Earnings Management
  • Discuss the role of accounting in society and area of corporate social responsibility
  • Evaluate the goals of sustainability accounting and the alternatives to achieve these goals
  • Outline the purpose of the global reporting initiative and alternatives
  • Outline the information distribution system for public companies
  • Apply CPA Handbook pronouncements to business situations and recommend accounting policies and procedures

Effective as of Fall 2016

Related Programs

FMGT 8121 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business

  1. Accounting
    Full-time/Part-time   Bachelor of Accounting

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