ACC706 ACCOUNTING THEORY ISSUESAssessment Type: Group report and presentation – combined group and individual assessment task.

Please note: This is a group assessment and presentations are delivered by the group but individual presentation efforts are be marked

As Learning Outcome d) stipulates teamwork, this assessment must be done in

groups of 2-5 students per group .

Purpose: This assessment is designed to allow students to research and analyse current social issues in accounting and evaluate their impact on various stakeholders.

As a group assessment, it further develops students’ team working skills. This assessment relates to Learning Outcomes a, b, c and

Presentations will be in lecture and tutorial classes Weeks 10 – 11.

You need to book your presentation times with your tutors. Make sure you book in early to avoid disappointment.

Submission: ONLY ONE student from each group must upload the group report

Report submission to the Turnitin Assignment Link on the KOI Moodle Subject Home

A printed copy may also be handed to the Tutor during that Week’s tutorial to assist with marking.

All submissions must be accompanied by a signed KOI Group Assignment


Video Presentation One student from each group must upload copy of the group presentation

materials to computer storage as directed by the Lecturer at the time of

presentation in Week 10 and 11. A retrievable and reusable electronic copy of the presentation material must be provided in a format to allow for the Tutor and Lecturer to review the presentation at a later date.

All submissions must be accompanied by a signed KOI Group Assignment


Topic: Corporate Governance and Sustainability Reporting in Accounting

Task Details: Groups are required to research the current state of Corporate Governance and Reporting.  This may be in relation to a single corporation, group of corporations or an industry.  As a result of their research groups need to develop a video presentation detailing the current state of corporate governance and reporting including the issues, practices, etc using higher order analysis and explaining the implications for various stakeholders in relation to financial decision making. The video presentation should conclude with supported specific recommendations as to how organisations and their accounting advisors’ should proceed in light of the analysis.

Research Students need to support their analysis with reference from the text and

requirements: minimum of ten (10) suitable, reliable, current and academically acceptable

sources – check with your tutor if unsure of the validity of sources.

Groups seeking Credit or above grades should support their analysis with increased number of reference sources comparable to the grade they are seeking.

Presentation: 5 minutes video presentation per group.

Using the course material with reference to group report content, groups are to present their analysis and findings/conclusions in a professional 5 (five) minute video presentation.  All group members must participate in the preparation of the video.


Presentations should be a critical analysis covering the main theory elements of the course – not just presenting a factual story – reference to corporate reports and other material is encouraged. Information can be covered in any order in the presentation, but should contain elements of the course.

It is strongly recommended that groups prepare their presentations well in advance of the presentation date, and make some effort to review their video presentation. This will improve the presentation overall, and give groups a chance to improve and time manage their presentations

Videos may be prepared using any available platform such as iMovie, Moviemaker,

Prezi and others

Group Report 1500 + 10% word report format – Word .doc or .docx.

Title page, executive summary, table of contents, appropriate headings and subheadings,

recommendations/findings/conclusions, in-text referencing and

reference list (Harvard – Anglia style), attachments if relevant. Single spaced, font

Times New Roman 12pt, Calibri 11pt or Arial 10pt.

Video Presentation 5-minute video presentation in class supported by appropriate visual aids.

Presentations will be timed – groups going over 5 minutes will be asked to stop –

this will effect marks, as will presentations that are too short (under 4 minutes) or

too long (over 6 minutes). All group members must participate.