ACCG350: Financial Statement Analysis
This unit aims to equip students to undertake financial analysis; to develop an appreciation of the flow of financial accounting and other information to the equity market; and to understand the ways this information is used for valuation. Students develop an understanding of the theoretical and practical relations between financial statement items and share markets. They learn to apply the five steps of analysing an organisation: business and strategic analysis; accounting analysis; financial analysis; forecasting; and valuation. Students learn to read and interpret an organisation's annual report in order to make investment decisions about that organisation. Specifically, they thoroughly analyse and prepare a report on an Australian firm's financial position and estimate its fundamental value. In this unit students develop generic skills in a range of areas, including: critical analysis skills in information management and analysis; problem-solving skills in sourcing and identifying relevant information and interpreting output in a multidisciplinary environment; and communication and negotiation skills through group work and the presentation of progress reports. This unit is relevant for students interested in careers in areas such as investments, portfolio management, financial and business analysis, and auditing.
D1 - Day; Offered in the first half-year
E1 - Evening; Offered in the first half-year
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Department of Accounting and Corporate Governance
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