Course Title: Audit and report on financial systems and records
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2012
Course Code: ACCT5322C
Course Title: Audit and report on financial systems and records
School: 650T TAFE Business
Campus: City Campus
Program: C6113 - Advanced Diploma of Accounting
Course Contact : Thomas Scordo
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99255462
Course Contact Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Nominal Hours: 40
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
FNSACC506A : Implement and maintain internal control procedures
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to supervise an audit of financial systems and prepare the appropriate reports, including assessing options, identifying information sources, determining audit strategies, monitoring progress, reviewing data, verifying financial statements and determining appropriate reporting formats. This unit has application to a variety of financial services sectors and is applicable to individuals working within enterprises and job roles subject to licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements so the varying Commonwealth, State or Territory requirements should be confirmed with the relevant body.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
FNSACC602A Audit and report on financial systems and records
1. Assess options
1. Assess options 1.1 Statutory requirements are identified from assessment of terms
Details of Learning Activities
A range of learning activities are planned for this unit, including self-paced and collaborative classroom based activities. The unit builds up week by week, as students progressively undertake the exercises, questions, case studies and prescribed assignments, the latter forming part of their competency requirements ( as outlined in the Teaching Schedule ), at the end of which they may sit for a graded test, which is optional.
Timetable- Guide Only
|1||Feb 6||Introduction to " Auditing " - An Overview ( Chapters 1 & 2 )|
|2||13||Professional ethics/independence & quality ( Chapter 3 )|
|3||20||Assurance/quality standards & legal liability ( Chapters 4 & 5 )|
|4||27||Overview of financial statements audit ( Chapters 6 & 7 )|
|5||Mar 5||Client evaluation and audit planning ( Chapter 8 )|
|6||12||Audit risk assessment ( Chapter 9 )|
|7||19||Materiality and audit evidence ( Chapter 10 )|
Common Assessment Week- Assignment 1 ( Questions / Issues )
|Apr 2||Mid Semester Break ( April 5 - April 11 )|
|9||9||Tests of controls ( Chapter 11 )||Submission of Assignment 1|
|10||16||Audit sampling ( Chapter 13 )|
|11||23||Auditing sales/receivables/payables/purchases, etc. ( Chapters 14, 15 & 16 )|
|12||30||Auditing cash and investments ( Chapter 17 )|
|13||May 7||Assignment 2 ( Questions / Issues )|
|14||14||Completing the audit ( Chapter 18 )||Submission of Assignment 2|
|15||21||REVISION - Final week for re-submissions|
|16||28||Graded Assessment Only " Test "||TEST|
|17||Jun 4||Feedback on " Assessment Results "|
Modern Auditing & Assurance Services - 5th Edition - By Leung / Coram / Cooper / Richardson - Digital - Leung 5e ebook edition + ISG flashdrive + Study Guide
In addition to the prescribed text, students will need to access the Blackboard for weekly notes. Handouts will be given as and when required.
Overview of Assessment
Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including technical requirements documentation, homework, assignments, group and/or individual projects, in class exercises, written and practical tests, problem solving exercises, presentations, direct observation of actual and simulated work practice, presentation of a portfolio of evidence which may comprise documents, and/or photographs and/or video and audio files, review of products produced through work-based or course activities.
Students are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met. Students will be provided with feedback throughout the course to check their progress
This unit will be co-delivered and co-assessed with two other units, namely FNSACC604A ( Monitor Corporate Governance Activities ) and FNSACC606A ( Conduct Internal Audit ).
Overview of Assessment
Students must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of competency to be deemed competent.
A range of assessment methods are used to assess practical skills and knowledge, for example:
• direct questioning combined with review of portfolios of evidence and third party workplace reports of on-the-job performance by the candidate
• review of authenticated documents from the workplace or training environment
• demonstration of techniques
Critical aspects of assessment
Evidence of the ability to:
- interpret and analyse organisational financial policies and procedures
- comply with relevant professional standards and internal control procedures
- access options to determine financial audit strategies
- schedule resources and timelines and monitor progress
- review data, verify financial statements and determine reporting formats.
This unit will have three (3) assessment tasks, comprising 2 Assignments ( assessed as competent or not yet competent ) and one graded test, which is optional.
For information on the timeline of the 3 assessments, refer to the Teaching Schedule.
Assessment tasks need to be submitted as follows:
The 2 assignments are to be submitted in-class by the due date, as outlined in the Teaching Schedule. The optional graded test is scheduled for week 16 and will be undertaken in the students’ regular classroom.
• Ensure that you submit assessments on or before the due date. If your performance in the assessment is affected by unexpected circumstances, you should consider applying for Special Consideration. Information on the process and application forms is available at http://rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=ls0ydfokry9rz website.
• Always retain a copy of your assessment tasks. (hard copy and soft copy)
• When you submit work for assessment at RMIT University you need to use a cover sheet that includes a declaration and statement of authorship. You must complete, sign and submit a cover sheet with all work you submit for assessment, whether individual or group work. On the cover sheet you declare that the work you are presenting for assessment is your own work. An assignment cover sheet for submission of work for assessment is available on blackboard.
• Each page of your assessment should include footer with your name, student number, the title of the assessment, unit code and title and page numbers.
Marking Guide (competency):
Vocational Education and Training (VET) is based on current industry needs and the focus on preparing you for the workplace. Because VET courses are informed by practical application of knowledge and skills, they are based on a system known as ‘competency based training’ (CBT). So when you are assessed in VET it is about whether you are competent to do the job, as well as having a firm grasp on the knowledge and skills required to do that job, as opposed to traditional curriculum based education settings that are often based on knowledge retention.
You need to demonstrate you are competent in each element of the unit of competency you are studying.
You will receive feedback on each assessment task that will inform you whether you are competent or not and how well you are performing. Once competent in all elements of the unit you receive a competency grading.
Please refer to the Final Grades table below.
Marking Guide (Grading)
After achieving competency we then grade your performance in the unit; this gives you the opportunity to have the level of your performance formally recognized against industry standards and employability skills.
The grading is according to the following criteria:
1. LEVEL OF INDEPENDENCE, INITIATIVE, ENTERPRISE AND PERFORMANCE OF WORK TASK
We are looking for a high level of ability to complete all tasks independently as per the specifications as well as demonstrating a high level of initiative in your approach to undertaking and completing the work assigned.
2. DEMONSTRATED BREADTH OF UNDERPINNING KNOWLEDGE AND A WILLINGNESS TO CONTINUE LEARNING
We are looking for depth of understanding of the key concepts. You should be able to demonstrate a thorough understanding of all applicable principles and concepts in all the assessment tasks.
3. TECHNIQUES & PROCESSES, TECHNOLOGY SKILLS AND PROBLEM SOLVING
We are looking for appropriate use of technology to assist in presenting all tasks clearly and suitable for the intended audience.
4. WORK ORGANISATION, PLANNING AND SELF MANAGEMENT
We expect to see ongoing uploading of information into Pebble Pad that is relevant to the unit, full utilisation of Pebble Pad and Blackboard as per course requirements and timely submission of all required assessment tasks.
5. COMMUNICATION, PEOPLE NETWORKING, LANGUAGE AND INTERPERSONAL SKILLS AND TEAMWORK
We expect to see contributions to relevant discussions and scheduled Collaborate sessions.
Final Grades table:
CHD Competent with High Distinction
CDI Competent with Distinction
CC Competent with Credit
CAG Competency Achieved – Graded
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit for assessment
Further information regarding the application of the grading criteria will be provided by your teacher.
|Assignment - Competency Based||Assignment -Competency Based|
|Element||Assignment 1||Assignment 2||Graded Test - Optional ( 100% )|
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