ACC2CRE Financial Accounting and Reporting Assignment
ACC2CRE – Financial Accounting and Reporting
Assignment 20% & 700 words
Department of Accounting, Data Analytics, Economics and Finance
Due date: Week 8, Sunday (11.59pm), 30 April 2023
- This assignment is compulsory and is worth 20% of the marks of the subject. There are two questions in this assignment.
- The assignment must be submitted via Turnitin.
- Students must provide their names and ID numbers in cover page of the assignment.
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- The assignment must be in MS word format, double-spacing and 12-pt Times New Roman font.
- Submissions must be properly referenced and students are required to use either an APA or Harvard referencing style (see La Trobe library http://latrobe.libguides.com/referencing/ for further details).
- The total word number for Question 1 is 350 and Question 2 is 350. The number of words can be 10% more or less without penalty.
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Question 1 10 Marks
“The largest obstacle hindering the harmonization of accounting standards is national culture,
especially in developing countries .” (Perumpral et al., 2009, p. 107)
- Critically evaluate the above statement by stating whether you agree and describe why.
- Do you think the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) should consider culture while developing international financial reporting standards? Justify your answer. (3 Marks)
- Summarise the question 1 in the Conclusion section. (2 Marks)
- Students are required to provide at least four citations in the text, and create bibliography in the end of the answer to Question 1. (1 Mark)
- Overall presentation and writing. (1 Mark)
Perumpral, S.E., Evans, M., Agarwal, S., Amenkhienan, F. 2009. The evolution of Indian accounting standards: Its history and current status with regard to International Financial Reporting Standards. Advances in Accounting, Vol. 25, No.1, pp. 106-111.
Question 2 10 Marks
“…the number of stand-alone CSR reports has grown significantly over recent years.” (Cohen and Simnett, 2015, p. 60).
- Critically evaluate the above statement by evaluating why the number of stand-alone CSR reports have grown significantly in recent years. (2 Marks)
- Do you think that firms’ stakeholders should analyse and interpret corporate social responsibility reporting? If so, why? (4 Marks)
- Summarise the question 2 in the Conclusion section (2 Marks).
- Students are required to provide at least four citations in the text, and create bibliography in the end of the answer to Question 2. (1 Mark)
- Overall presentation and writing. (1 Mark)
Cohen, J. R., & Simnett, R. 2015. CSR and Assurance Services: A Research Agenda. Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory, Vol. 34, No. 1, pp. 59–74.