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Assessment item 2 Assignment 2 Value: 25% Due date: 07-May-2016 Return date: 31-May-2016 Length: 2500 Submission method options Alternative submission method Task Question1: Reflection on feedback given to Assessment 1 3 Marks (300 words) Please provide reflection on the advice that you were given by the marker for Assessment Item 1 and discuss how you were able to use this feedback to enhance your research and writing skills in the preparation of Assignment -2. Question 2 Essay Charles Sturt University Subject Outline ACC518 201630 S I-12 February 2016-Version 1 Page 10 of 37 11 marks (1100 words excluding table of content and references) Find the comment letters received on a current exposure draft or proposal for a new accounting standard. (These can be found on the websites of most standard setting organizations such as IASB, AASB or FASB. Hint: These websites can be quite difficult to navigate, so as a first step try to type “IASB comment letters” in to Google or other search engine of your choice). Read a sample of the comments from a range of respondents and select five respondents, for example from professional accounting bodies, industry, companies or corporate bodies. Include copies of the comment letters you wish to discuss and complete the following task. a) Describe on your own words the issues that the exposure draft/proposal and comments letters dealt with. b) Is there agreement among the various groups? Describe the issues where there is agreement/ disagreement and provide examples. c) In your opinion, which of the three theories of regulation (Public interest theory, Economic interest group theory [Private interest] and Capture theory) explain the comment letters? Justify your answer. Question 3 Essay 11 marks (1100 words excluding table of content and references) Read the following article which is available online at Cortese, C. L. (2013). Politicisation of the international accounting standard setting process: evidence from the extractive industries. Journal of New Business Ideas and Trends, 11 (2), 48-57. The article details many issues of relevance to the accounting theories we have studied this semester. Relate the concepts, ideas and facts of the article to the following topics; 1. International Accounting Theory 2. The Standard Setting Process 3. Accounting Regulation and Politics For each theory, outline its major ideas and assumptions and discuss if the article supports or does not support the major ideas of the theory. Rationale These assessments are designed to assist you: • In gathering and integrating knowledge on the theories which you have learned from topics 4 to 7. • In developing your learning through the application of the concepts covered in topics 4 to 7 • To demonstrate your level of understanding and the level of your research efforts. Content assessed: Accounting regulation and politics and standard setting process and international accounting. Key generic skills: Research, critical thinking and analytical writing Subject Learning Outcomes: To critically evaluate attempts to develop and apply the conceptual framework and to critically appraise the objectives of accounting and relate them to the various concepts of accounting discussed in earlier subjects. Marking criteria

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