ACCT20074 Contemporary Accounting Theory


Major assignment – Research report

ACCT20074 Contemporary Accounting Theory

Key information

Unit code and title ACCT20074 Contemporary Accounting Theory
Assessment mode Research report
Assessment type Individual assessment
Word limit 3000 words (Approximate)
Total marks 100
Assessment weighting 50%

 

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Background

The Australian Council of Superannuation Investors (ACSI) found there was an improvement in the extent of sustainability reporting over the last twelve months with 41 companies (21% of the ASX200) now disclosing their green-house gas (GHG) emission and publishing a climate-related policy. The report identified evidence of an ‘emerging trend’ towards ASX200 companies adopting international reporting frameworks. For example, since the final version of the Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosure (TCFD) framework was released in June 2017, 22 companies have either committed to reporting, or have published the analysis recommended by the Taskforce. The report suggests there is a link between strong reporting and community trust: “Good quality reporting enables shareholders to make informed investment decisions and the community to judge whether its confidence in companies is well-placed or misplaced. Poor or missing information shows a disregard for stakeholders’ needs and is a signal of risk” ACSI Louise Davidson Said.

Source: ACSI research reports 2018

 

 

Assignment description

This assignment requires you to undertake research in corporate social/sustainability (CSR) reporting practice of a company listed on Austrian Stock Exchange (ASX). You will use a recent CSR information of the company and conduct an in-depth examination of its CSR reporting practice to answer the assignment questions. You have been assigned a company for this purpose. You will research for CSR information using various sources, including but not limited to, recent annual reports and/or corporate sustainability reports (2015 or later), announcements, CSR policies and strategies disclosed in its website or other publicly available information domain.

 

 

 

Assignment questions

 

Question 1

Provide a descriptive analysis of company’s CSR disclosure and reporting practice.

 

Question 2

Present a comparative analysis of the company’s reporting practice and CSR reporting guidelines (i.e. Global Initiative Reporting).

 

Question 3

Critically analyse the company’s CSR reporting motivation and practice using the concept of legitimacy and stakeholder theories.

 

Question 4

Prepare a report comprehensively summarising your research findings from answers to questions 1 – 3 above.

 

 

Structure and presentation

Structure

  • Cover (title) page (not included in the word count)
  • Executive summary/synopsis
  • Table of contents (if applicable)
  • Introduction
  • The answers for 4 assignment questions
    • Question 1
    • Question 2
    • Question 3
    • Question 4

 

  • Conclusion
  • References – APA referencing style (not included in the word count)
  • Appendices (if applicable – not included in the word count)

 

Presentation

  • 5-line spacing
  • Times New Roman 12-point font
  • 00 cm margins on all sides
  • Clearly label section and subsection where appropriate

 

Submission requirements

  • You must submit your assessment in the form of a single report strictly adhering to the structure and presentation outlined above.
  • You must submit the assignment before the due date.
  • Your assignment will be subject to ‘turn it in’ similar check for possible case of plagiarism. In addition, your assignment will also be strictly scrutinised for possible contract cheating/ghost writing (i.e. getting someone else to write for you).
  • It is important that you proof read and recheck your assignment carefully and thoroughly before submitting.

 

Citation and referencing

This is research assignment. It is important that you conduct a research and gather the company’s CSR disclosure and reporting related information from various sources. In addition, you will use relevant literature to support (or otherwise) your arguments or counter arguments. Each source you have used must be appropriately cited and referenced using the APA referencing style.

 

Assessment criteria

This assignment will be marked using the following criteria.

  • Descriptive analysis of CSR reporting – 25%
  • Comparative analysis of reporting practice and CSR reporting guidelines (e.g. GRI) – 25%
  • Critical evaluation of CSR reporting using the concept of legitimacy/stakeholder theories – 25%
  • Presentation of summary findings – 15%
  • Quality of reports (e.g. writing and presentation) – 10%

Warning: While no marks have been allocated for correctly and appropriately citing and referencing using the APA referencing style, failure to do so will attract penalties up to 5 marks. Please check your citation and referencing carefully using the APA referencing guide before submitting.

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