GRA 6239 Financial Accounting and Analysis
IFRS is an internationally accepted set of accounting standards. All listed firms in the EU/EEA are required to use these standards in their consolidated financial statements, and most other firms in EU/EEA-area are allowed to use IFRS in their financial statements. Thus, high expertise in IFRS is needed for accounting preparers and accounting users.
The students shall obtain knowledge about
- the distinction between business combinations and the acquisition of assets under IFRS
- the identification of assets and liabilities as part of a business combination under IFRS, with special emphasis on intangible assets and provisions
- additional issues for the preparation of consolidated financial statements
- the disclosures for earnings per share
- the main sources of long-term finance
- the capital pricing assets model (CAPM) and weighted average cost of capital (WACC)
- financial performance, financial position and financial adaptability of an entity
The students shall be able to
- discuss the distinction between business combinations and the acquisitions of assets and how this distinction affect the financial statements under IFRS
- identify which assets and liabilities that can be separately recognized in a business combination under IFRS
- solve other consolidated financial statement problems under IFRS
- prepare the disclosures for earnings per share
- describe the main sources of long-term finance
- evaluate the financial performance, financial position and financial adaptability of an entity
- discuss the limitations of ratio analysis
The students should be able to critically assess accounting regulation and practice under IFRS in order to use financial information for analysis and decision-making.
- Business combinations and consolidated financial statements
- Disclosures for earnings per share
- Long-term finance
- Capital asset pricing model and weighted average cost of capital (WACC) for an entity
- Analysis of financial performance, financial position and financial adaptability of an entity
- Limitations of ratio analysis
The course consists of lectures. The lectures are organized in the form of ordinary lectures, and lectures dedicated to practical exercises and small cases.
Please note that while attendance is not compulsory in all courses, it is the student’s own responsibility to obtain any information provided in class.
All courses in the Masters programme will assume that students have fulfilled the admission requirements for the programme. In addition, courses in second, third and/or fourth semester can have spesific prerequisites and will assume that students have followed normal study progression. For double degree and exchange students, please note that equivalent courses are accepted.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, there may be deviations in teaching and learning activities as well as exams, compared with what is described in this course description.
Information about what is taught on campus and other digital forms will be presented with the lecture plan before the start of the course each semester.
Good written and oral skills in English. Having successfully completed a course in financial accounting.
|Exam category||Weight||Invigilation||Duration||Support materials||Grouping||Comment exam|
Form of assessment:
Internal and external examiner
Examination when next scheduled course
|100||Yes||3 Hour(s)||Individual||Written examination under supervision|
|Form of assessment:||Written submission|
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|Comment:||Written examination under supervision|
|Resit:||Examination when next scheduled course|
A course of 1 ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of 26-30 hours. Therefore a course of 6 ECTS credits corresponds to a workload of at least 160 hours.