Faculty of Business and Economics

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedSouth Africa Second semester 2012 (Day)


Familiarise students with the preparation and presentation of group annual financial statements of companies in accordance with the requirements of the Companies Act, 1973, and the financial reporting standards.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. discuss the theory and background to group structures and preparing group financial statements
  2. prepare and assess group financial statements for wholly-owned and partly-owned subsidiaries, taking into account the effects of intercompany transactions, dividends, preferences shares, interim acquisitions and insolvent subsidiaries
  3. discuss and apply alternative forms of group reporting
  4. discuss the basic principles of equity accounting and joint ventures
  5. apply critical thinking, problem solving and presentation skills to individual and / or group activities dealing with group statements and demonstrate in an individual summative assessment task the acquisition of a comprehensive understanding of the topics covered by AFW3740.


Within semester assessment: 30%
Final Examination (3 hours): 70%

Chief examiner(s)

Ms Karen Odendaal

Contact hours

3 hours per week