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AFC3160

Faculty of Business and Economics

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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedClayton First semester 2011 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2011 (Day)

Synopsis

Topics include an overview of the audit function and assurance framework, and of different types of audit and assurance service; duties of the external auditor; the auditor's liability to third parties; detection and reporting of fraud; the audit process and techniques including planning, business risk assessment, tests of controls, substantive testing, reviewing internal control, gathering audit evidence, using analytical procedures, and audit sampling; the audit of computer information systems; audit reporting; internal auditing; performance auditing; and emerging issues.

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 AFC3160.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 40%
Examination (3 hours): 60%

Chief examiner(s)

Poonam Bir

Contact hours

3 hours per week

Prerequisites

AFC2120

Prohibitions

AFF3631, AFG3041, AFW3041