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ACCT 8801 Contemporary Topics/Corporate Reporting (Spring: 2 )


Course Description

This course covers current practices in corporate financial reporting and issues relating to asset and liability valuation and income determination. The foremost objective is to increase understanding of published financial statements by strengthening and extending technical skills in the areas of financial accounting and reporting. A second objective is to evaluate current accounting practice from a user's perspective using annual reports or press articles. Coverage spans many contemporary and controversial accounting topics, including accounting for employee stock options, earnings per share, and pensions and other post-retirement benefits. The course stresses technical and critical analysis of financial reporting numbers.


Instructor(s): Billy Soo and Mark Bradshaw

Prerequisites: ACCT7701 or ACCT7713

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Last Updated: 10-Feb-14