Course Title: Prepare financial reports for corporate entities

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2018

Course Code: ACCT5381C

Course Title: Prepare financial reports for corporate entities

School: 650T Vocational Business Education

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5374 - Diploma of Accounting

Course Contact: Doug Gourlay

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5944

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nurjis Sethi

+61 3 9925 5701

Nominal Hours: 70

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

The following units are pre-requisites for this unit:

ACCT5375C Process financial transactions and extract interim reports, and

ACCT5370C Prepare financial reports

Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare financial reports for a reporting entity and encompasses compiling and analysing data and meeting statutory reporting requirements.

It applies to individuals who use specialised knowledge and analytical skills to prepare financial reports that meet specific compliance requirements.

Work functions in the occupational areas where this unit may be used are subject to regulatory requirements. Refer to the FNS Implementation Guide Companion Volume or the relevant regulator for specific guidance on requirements.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

FNSACC504 Prepare financial reports for corporate entities


1. Compile data

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Systematically code, classify and check data for accuracy and reliability in accordance with organisational policy, procedures and accounting standards

1.2 Use conversion and consolidation procedures to compile data in accordance with organisational policy and procedures

1.3 Ensure accurate transfer of data to computerised systems as required

1.4 Record valuations in compliance with relevant accounting standards

1.5 Identify and record effects of taxation


2. Prepare reports

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Present charts, diagrams and supporting data in appropriate format

2.2 Ensure structure and format of reports are clear and conform to statutory requirements and organisational procedures

2.3 Ensure statements and data are error free, comprehensive and comply with statutory requirements and organisational procedures

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities


Welcome to Week 1, I hope that you enjoy this program. The program will require approx four hours per week plus an additional 2 hours outside of class.

There will be 3 assessments.

You should look at first the ‘Welcome and Orientation’ module and ‘Assignments’ area in Canvas. You should be aware of assessment due dates as you progress through the semester.

Be sure to refer to myRMIT and myTimetable to be organised for Week 1 and be able to locate class rooms. 

During the course you will learn how to prepare financial reports for large companies and for those that are listed on the Australian Stock Exchange.

Teaching Schedule



Weekly schedule





1 - Company Formation, Shares & Debentures



2 - Finalization of P&L

(including entries for asset revaluations)  and closing entries for a company



3 - Tax effect accounting



3 - Tax effect accounting



4 - Income Statement & Statement of Change in Equity with supporting notes: manual & on EXCEL



4 - Income Statement & Statement of Change in Equity with supporting notes 


Assessment 1 Part A and B dues dates will be advised by your teacher. 

Assessment 1 Part A - (Online Quiz) to be completed online as advised by your teacher

Assessment 1 Part B- (In class) test- Tax Effect Accounting


5 - Balance Sheet & supporting notes: manual & on EXCEL



5 - Balance Sheet & supporting notes

Integrated exercises 



Mid Semester Break



6 - Cash Flow Statement & supporting notes



6 - Cash Flow Statement & supporting notes  


Assessment 2

Submit on-line as advised by your teacher

  • Feedback in week 11
  • Resubmissions week 13


7 - Consolidated Reporting



7 - Consolidated Reporting,












Assessment 3 (in class) as advised by your teacher

  • Feedback week 15
  • Resubmissions week 16




The teaching schedule may be subject to change. You will be advised in class & via Canvas if a change becomes necessary

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Suggested texts

Primary suggested text: Prepare Financial Reports for Corporate Entities, Gavin Dumbrell & Damien Kelly (3rd edn) 2014

Alternate suggested text: Rogers, R. Company Accounting and Financial Statements (6th edn), Cengage Learning, 2014 URL

Overview of Assessment

In order to achieve competency in this unit, you must provide:

Performance Evidence

Evidence of the ability to:

  • access and accurately compile data and prepare reports for corporate entities that comply with:
    • organisational policy and procedures
    • relevant accounting standards
    • statutory and other relevant requirements of reporting bodies

Knowledge Evidence

To complete the unit requirements safely and effectively, the individual must:

  • identify and explain current business taxation requirements
  • identify and explain current financial legislation and statutory requirements relating to taxable transactions and reporting requirements
  • discuss ethical considerations in relation to conflict of interest, confidentiality and disclosure requirements
  • explain the key features of integrated computerised accounting systems
  • describe a range of methods and formats for presenting financial data
  • outline options, methods and practices for recording and reporting deductions, benefits and depreciation
  • identify and describe the key requirements of organisational policy and procedures relating to the preparation of financial reports
  • identify and explain the key principles of double-entry bookkeeping and accrual accounting
  • identify and explain business legal requirements relating to delegated authorities, reporting periods and taxation payment timings.

Assessment Conditions

Assessment must be conducted in a safe environment where evidence gathered where evidence gathered demonstrates consistent performance of typical activities experienced in the accounting field of work and include access to:

  • common office equipment, technology, software and consumables
  • organisational records, policy and procedures

You are advised that you are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate your assessment work to your teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.


Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions.  You are encouraged to ask and answer questions during class time and online sessions so that you can obtain feedback on your understanding of the concepts and issues being discussed. Finally, you can email or arrange an appointment with your teacher to gain more feedback on your progress.

You should take note of all feedback received and use this information to improve your learning outcomes and final performance in the course. 

Assessment Tasks

This course features the following assessments conducted in class and online:

Assessment 1 Part A- Online quiz

Assessment 1 Part B- In class test on Tax effect accounting

Assessment 2- Preparation of General Purpose Financial Reports

Assessment 3- In class test on Consolidations & Cash Flow Statments

*Please note

The Teacher or Course Coordinator may request anytime to ask students to demonstrate and/or reproduce assessments to validate authenticity. 




Students must get competency in all the assessment tasks and parts in order to obtain competency in this course.






Assessment Matrix

Other Information

The "competency-based assessment will be utilised to grade assessments" grading scheme as follows:CHD - Competent with High Distinction CDI - Competent with Distinction CC - Competent with Credit CAG - Competency Achieved NYC - Not Yet Competent student has attempted all assessments but has failed the course. DNS - Did Not Submit student has failed to submit one or more (or all) assessment tasks.

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