ACC30008 Accounting Theory

Faculty of Business and Law

Assessment Task ACC30008 Accounting Theory Semester 1, 2020

Assessment Type
Written Assignment (Research Assignment)

Associated Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO’s)
Unit Learning Outcomes 2 and 5 will be assessed: 2. Evaluate and discuss whether information provided in financial reports is useful to investors and creditors.
5 Research, analyse and discuss complex contemporary financial accounting issues, formulate well-reasoned and coherent arguments and reach well- considered conclusions in relation to those issues.
Group or Individual task
Value (%) 25%
Submission details/form Submissions should be made online through the Canvas assessment submission system (via Turnitin)
Word count 2000 words (+/- 10%) excluding executive summary, tables/figures and references.


The assessment task requires students to survey the relevant academic literature, extract and analyse data from an archival database, and communicate the key findings.

In addressing Unit Learning Outcomes 2 and 5, the following generic skills are developed:

  • problem-solving skills
  • analysis skills
  • communication skills
  • ability to tackle unfamiliar problems

The research for this task can be undertaken from Week 2 of the semester. Agency theory is the most applicable theoretical framework for this assessment.

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