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Assurance Practices (ACCT90007)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeACCT90007
Semester 1
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This subject examines auditing and assurance services at an advanced level. It is designed to facilitate detailed analysis of complex situations auditors face in contemporary practice. Instruction is carried out by industry practitioners. Topics covered include the use of data analytics, engagement risk and practice management, and auditing asset and liability valuations. Students will have the opportunity to deepen their understanding of contemporary assurance practices.

Intended learning outcomes

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

  • Analyse complex issues in real world audit settings
  • Carry out risk assessments and make professional judgments
  • Demonstrate a deep and critical understanding of key issues facing contemporary assurance professional practice

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 though 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 quantitative and qualitative data in combination to solve problems
  • Research a topic using the library and other sources
  • Work individually and collaboratively

Last updated: 19 July 2019