- Dr Teerooven Soobaroyen (Reader - University of Essex)
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Assessed Essay 3000 word||25%|
|Semester Exam||3 Hours||75%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Repeat failed elements or equivalent||25%|
|Supplementary Exam||3 Hours Repeat failed elements or equivalent||75%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
Describe, explain, illustrate, compare and contrast: alternative drivers of and perspectives in financial accounting; alternative paradigms in financial accounting research; alternative financial reporting conceptual frameworks, standards and practices; and alternative drivers and mechanisms for earnings management.
Explain, assess, criticize and appropriately apply theory/models to answer questions and numerical problems in economic approaches to income theory, signalling and market clearing information, and financial accounting-based corporate valuation.
Explain key extant financial accounting academic literature; and assess that research in terms of importance and novelty, research questions, methodological approach and data, results, conclusions, achievement of objectives, and gaps for future research.
Integrate and synthesize between module topics to discuss and explain financial accounting theory, research and practice; explain, comment on and engage with associated current debates; and suggest potentially fruitful directions for subject area development.
The module is an advanced level study of financial accounting in an information economics setting. The module is a combination of two existing MSc level financial accounting modules and will be core on the revised MSc Accounting and Finance scheme. The module will not be available to students registered on other degree schemes.
The module is concerned with the role of financial information in an uncertain world, the pricing of information systems and the signaling role of information with the context of disclosure choice. In addition, the module will examine the use of validation modules in financial reporting and their application in an accounting standard setting.
1. Introduction and discussion of key concepts
2. An information perspective to financial reporting
3. An economic Income approach to financial reporting
4. Valuation relevance of financial reporting including analysis of good will recognition
5. Economic consequences, positive accounting theory and earnings management including accounting for employee share options
6. Accounting regulation
This module is at CQFW Level 7