ACCT 7010 Company Accounting

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 200400

Coordinator Ushi Ghoorah Hurrychurn Opens in new window

Description The aim of this unit is to extend the fundamental accounting skills gained in Introductory Accounting to application of the more advanced accounting and reporting issues created by corporate structures. Students will learn how to prepare consolidated financial statements, with associated disclosures, to ensure compliance with accounting standards, corporations legislation and Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) requirements. Through a range of practical individual and collaborative means students will explore corporate accountability and the reasons for regulatory disclosure.

School Business

Discipline Accounting

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp

Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject

Pre-requisite(s) ACCT 7018


Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate Business program. Students wishing to take this subject as an elective need approval from the program Advisor.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  1. Prepare a set of consolidated financial statements for wholly owned and partly owned organisations and critically evaluate the consolidation process;
  2. Account for associates and joint ventures and critically evaluate the usefulness of the reported information;
  3. Prepare a statement of cash flow for publication and critically evaluate the information content;
  4. Calculate the tax effect of reported income and prepare disclosures for publication of tax consequences;
  5. Calculate earnings per share and diluted earnings per share for a reporting entity;
  6. Deconstruct reported financial data for a group into segment information appropriate for disclosure;
  7. Discuss corporate accountability within the AASB Framework and the Conceptual Framework with specific reference to the topics covered in the subject.

Subject Content

Accounting standards (standard settlers, regulation and application)
Nature of a reporting entity
Revaluations of non-current assets
Tax effect accounting
Disclosure issues (events after reporting data; segment reporting; related party disclosures; EPS)
Cash flows
Associated companies (joint ventures)


The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Numerical Problem Solving Weekly (marked in class) 5 N Individual
Report 2,500 words 10 N Group
Intra-session Exam 1.5 hours (in class) 25 N Individual
Final Exam 2 hours 60 Y Individual

Prescribed Texts

  • Deegan, 2020, Financial Accounting, 9th edn, McGraw-Hill, North Ryde, NSW.

Teaching Periods

Quarter 1

Parramatta City - Macquarie St


Subject Contact Nicole Ibbett Opens in new window

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Quarter 3

Parramatta City - Macquarie St


Subject Contact Ushi Ghoorah Hurrychurn Opens in new window

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Sydney City Campus Quarter 3

Sydney City


Subject Contact Neelam Goela Opens in new window

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