1. Handbook
  2. Subjects
  3. Advanced Auditing and Assurance Services

Advanced Auditing and Assurance Services (ACCT90007)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5Not available in 2017

You’re viewing the 2017 Handbook. View archived Handbooks

Overview

Year of offerNot available in 2017
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeACCT90007
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject examines auditing and assurance services at an advanced level. Electronic and paper-based cases are used to facilitate detailed analysis of the complex situations auditors frequently face. Topics covered include engagement risk and litigation, ethics, business and audit risk assessments, professional practice issues and audit quality.

The subject deals with complex issues faced by the profession. It is designed to enable students to:

  • appreciate the key policy issues in auditing and assurance services;
  • understand and analyse issues in 'real world' complex auditing settings;
  • carry out risk assessments, and enhance their problem solving and research skills within the area of auditing and assurance services.

Intended learning outcomes

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

  • Analyse issues in real world auditing settings;
  • Solve problems and use research skills within the area of auditing and assurance services.

Generic skills

On successful completion of this subject, students should have improved the following generic skills:

  • Analytical skills through analysis of case materials
  • Critical thinking skills through the evaluation of scenarios in an audit setting
  • Evaluate alternative courses of action available to auditors
  • Access and use appropriately various information sources
  • Communicate orally with more confidence
  • Evaluate qualitative and quantitative data in combination to solve problems
  • Research a topic using the library and other sources
  • Work individually and collaboratively

Last updated: 16 August 2017