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AFF3631

Faculty of Business and Economics

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2010 (Day)
Caulfield First semester 2010 (Evening)
Caulfield Second semester 2010 (Day)

Synopsis

Nature and objectives of auditing, auditing standards, auditors' responsibilities, professional ethics and auditor independence, audit objectives, planning the audit, analytical review procedures, understanding the internal control structure and assessing control risk and detection risk, preliminary audit strategies and design of substantive tests, auditing in a CIS environment, auditing the transaction cycles and performing substantive procedures, completing the audit and post audit responsibilities, audit reporting, other reports and services.

Objectives

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. explain the role, limitations and demand for audits in modern corporate society including the auditor's professional, ethical and legal obligations
  2. explain the auditor's role in corporate governance with particular emphasis on the detection and reporting of fraud and error
  3. describe the assurance framework, planning process and evidence gathering procedures used by auditors to form an audit opinion
  4. apply critical thinking, problem solving and presentation skills to individual and/or group activities dealing with auditing and assurance and demonstrate in an individual summative assessment task the acquisition of a comprehensive understanding of the topics covered by AFF3631.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 35%
Examination (3 hours): 65%.

Chief examiner(s)

Michael De Martinis

Contact hours

3 hours per week

Prerequisites

AFF2491

Prohibitions

AFC3160, AFW3041