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ASSESSMENT BRIEF
Subject Code and Name ACCT6006 Auditing Theory and Practice
Assessment Assessment 3 - Case Study
Individual/Group Group (maximum three students)
Length 2,200 words (+/- 10%)
Learning Outcomes a) Describe the nature of auditing and critically evaluate the benefits and limitations of financial statement audits.
b) Explain the current legal and ethical responsibilities of auditors including the application of the Accounting Professional and Ethical Standards.
c) Explain the fundamentals of audit planning, audit risk and materiality.
d) Demonstrate application of methodologies involved in the provision of audit services.
e) Describe the process of compiling an audit report and completing an audit engagement.
Submission By 11:55pm AEST/AEDT Sunday of Week 10
Weighting 25%
Total Marks 100 Marks
Task Summary
Students are required to work in the group with maximum of three members. The assessment is designed to assess the subject learning outcomes above including students’ ability to research audit related issues and apply their knowledge to real cases. Students are expected to develop a professional report addressing tasks within following areas:
i. Inheret risk identification
ii. Audit procedures in response to inherent risks identified
iii. Analytical review of the financial statemets with the purpose of identifying areas of concern or comfort
iv. Susbtantive audit procedures addressing the identified risks
v. Audit report, its basis and legal issues
The report should be completed as a Business Report including Excective summary, Introduction, Body (covering all tasks) and Conclusion sections.
Context:
The case study requires students to work in a group and develop a professional report.
A key aspect in your group’s choice of format/layout should be to ensure you impart your key messages effectively (i.e., complete the requirements) and efficiently (i.e., it should be succinct and take into account the word limit).
The report should be coherent and consistency is expected throughout (e.g., formatting, language style, linkages between the parts).
Note, groups who split up the requirements and work independently are likely to have more difficulty accomplishing this objective compared to groups who work on each of the parts collaboratively (i.e., as an ‘audit team’).
Referencing
It is essential that you use appropriate APA style for citing and referencing research. Please see more information on referencing : http://library.laureate.net.au/research_skills/referencing
Submission Instructions:
Complete all tasks and submit your answers electronically using the link on BlackBoard under assessments overview and submission. Include the names and student ID numbers of the team members on the assignment cover sheet. Only one version of the assessment is to be submitted on behalf of the group. Please ensure that your submission is in compliance with all of Torrens Policies.

Instructions:
Review the Financial Year 2019 audited annual reports including financial statements presented to the shareholders for the following organisations:
• AGL Energy Ltd
• Qantas Ltd
Assume that your audit team is responsible for planning the audits for both companies for the most recent financial year. Discuss your strategies addressing each of the tasks below:
1. Identify at least three inherent risks that you would have to consider for each company in the audit planning phase and justify your answer. Cite the relevant ASAs/ISAs to support your
answer. (18 Marks)
2. Which audit procedures and/or tasks would you have planned to carry out in response to the inherent risks identified above? Cite the relevant ASAs/ISAs to support your answer.
(18 Marks)
3. Carry out an analytical review on the financial statements of these companies in the planning phase and identify areas of concern (high risk, problem areas) or comfort. Identify at least
three areas for each company and justify your answer. (18 Marks)
4. Which audit procedures and/or tasks would you have planned to carry out in response to the high risks or problem areas identified above? Alternatively, in relation to which area would
you have minimised your evidence gathering procedure? (17 Marks)
5. Discuss ethical and legal responiblities/liabilities of the auditors in case they would have given an inappropriate audit opinion. Discuss safeguards available to the auditors. (9 Marks)
Presentation quality and peer review
The report should be coherent and consistency is expected throughout (e.g., formatting, language style, and linkages between the parts).
Each group member is required to assess other members on the basis of collaboration and contribution towards the assessment tasks. Please include the peer review commentary at the end of your assessment after the conclusion section. Peer review marks have to be allocated in line with the learning rubric placed at the end of the assessment brief.
Learning Rubric: Assessment ACCT6006 Case Study
Assessment Criteria Fail
(Unacceptable) 0-49% Pass
(Functional)
50-64% Credit
(Proficient) 65-74% Distinction
(Advanced)
75 -84% High Distinction
(Exceptional)
85-100%
Knowledge and understanding (technical and
theoretical knowledge)
20 %
Limited understanding of required concepts and knowledge.
Key components of the assignment are not addressed.
0 – 9.99 Marks Knowledge or understanding of the field or discipline.
Resembles a recall or summary of key ideas.
Often confuses assertion of personal opinion with information substantiated by evidence from the research/course materials.
10 – 12.99 Marks Thorough knowledge or understanding of the field or discipline/s. Supports personal opinion and information substantiated by evidence from the research/course materials.
Demonstrates a capacity to explain and apply relevant concepts.
13 – 8.5 Marks Highly developed understanding of the field or discipline/s.
Discriminates between assertion of personal opinion and information substantiated by robust evidence from the research/course materials and extended reading.
Well demonstrated capacity to explain and apply relevant concepts.
15 – 16.99 Marks A sophisticated understanding of the field or discipline/s.
Systematically and critically discriminates between assertion of personal opinion and information substantiated by robust evidence from the research/course materials and extended reading.
Mastery of concepts and application to new situations/further learning.
17 -20 Marks
Evaluation of information selected to
support the case study
60%
Limited understanding of key concepts required to support the case study.
Confuses logic and emotion. Information taken from reliable sources but without a coherent analysis or synthesis.
Viewpoints of experts are taken as fact with little questioning.
Resembles a recall or summary of key ideas.
Often conflates/confuses assertion of personal opinion with information substantiated by evidence from the research/course materials.
Analysis and evaluation do not reflect expert judgement, intellectual independence, rigor and adaptability.
Supports personal opinion and information substantiated by evidence from the research/course materials.
Demonstrates a capacity to explain and apply relevant concepts.
Questions viewpoints of experts.
Discriminates between assertion of personal opinion and information substantiated by robust evidence from the research/course materials and extended reading.
Well demonstrated capacity to explain and apply relevant concepts.
Analysis and evaluation reflect growing judgement, intellectual independence, rigor and adaptability.
Systematically and critically discriminates between assertion of personal opinion and information substantiated by robust evidence from the research/course materials and extended reading.
Information is taken from sources with a high level of interpretation/evaluation to develop a comprehensive critical analysis or synthesis.
Identifies gaps in knowledge.
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Assessment Criteria Fail
(Unacceptable) 0-49% Pass
(Functional)
50-64% Credit
(Proficient) 65-74% Distinction
(Advanced)
75 -84% High Distinction
(Exceptional)
85-100%
0 – 29.9 Marks
30 – 38.99 Marks
39 – 44.9 Marks
45- 50.99 Marks Exhibits intellectual independence, rigor, good judgement and adaptability.
51- 60 Marks
Effective
Communication
10 %
Difficult to understand, no logical/clear structure, poor flow of ideas, argument lacks supporting evidence.
Line of reasoning is often difficult to follow.
0 – 4.99 Marks Information, arguments and evidence are presented in a way that is not always clear and logical.
Line of reasoning is often difficult to follow.
5 – 6.49 Marks Information, arguments and evidence are well presented, mostly clear flow of ideas and arguments.
Line of reasoning is easy to follow.
6.5 – 7.49 Marks Information, arguments and evidence are very well presented; the communication is logical, clear and well supported by evidence.
7.5 – 8.49 Marks Expertly presented; the communication is logical, persuasive, and well supported by evidence, demonstrating a clear flow of
ideas and arguments
8.5- 10 Marks
Correct citation of key resources and evidence
5 %
Demonstrates inconsistent use of good quality, credible and relevant resources to support and develop ideas.
0 – 2.49 Marks Demonstrates use of credible and relevant resources to support and develop ideas, but these are not always explicit or well developed.
2.5 – 3.24 Marks Demonstrates use of high quality, credible and relevant resources to support and develop ideas.
3.25 – 3.74 Marks Demonstrates use of good quality, credible and relevant resources to support and develop arguments and statements. Shows evidence of wide scope within the organisation for sourcing evidence
3.75- 4.24 Marks Demonstrates use of highquality, credible and relevant resources to support and develop arguments and position statements. Shows evidence of wide scope within and without the organisation for sourcing evidence
4.25 - 5 Marks
Peer Review
5 %
The student has shown no real effort and contribution to the team. Other team members had to contribute more as a result of it and take on some of the tasks agreed to be delivered by this member of the group.
0 – 2.49 Marks The student has completed part of the agreed task and has overlooked some. The student has not been initiating much of the team group effort and has been more passive member of the group.
2.5 – 3.24 Marks The student has been following instructions of one or more team members. The student has contributed to the team efforts as per agreed tasks, but has not gone beyond that.
3.25 – 3.74 Marks The student has been a very valuable member of the team actively contributing to the team effort and the group assessment outcome.
3.75- 4.24 Marks The student has been a key member of the group. Taking initiative and extensively contributing to the group assessment effort.
4.25 - 5 Marks
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