Intermediate Financial Accounting
The course covers corporate financial accounting and reporting. The objectives of and international differences in financial accounting are discussed. However, the focus of the course will be on the understanding and application of financial accounting methods required by IAS/IFRS in various areas. During the meetings the required literature, questions, and assignments will be discussed. The last tutorial will focus on accounting data analytics and how accounting numbers may signal important information to the market.
Doelstellingen van dit vak
Understanding the sources and implications of international differences in accounting approaches,
Becoming familiar with IAS/IFRS, but more importantly,
Developing the conceptual knowledge of financial accounting in order to facilitate the understanding (i) of current financial accounting practice, (ii) of why IAS/IFRS prescribes certain accounting methods, (iii) of why other standard setters (such as the US FASB) may have chosen to prescribe alternative methods, (iv) of how financial statements may be used to base business decisions on.
- 2nd year courses Accounting II (EBC2002) or Finance and Accounting (EBC2007) .
- Students from outside the UM should have sufficient knowledge of the topics discussed in chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14 of the textbook of Libby, Libby, & Short "Financial Accounting".
- An advanced level of English.
Kieso, Weygardt and Warfield, Intermediate Accounting: IFRS Edition (3rd edition), 2017, Wiley.