financial accounting

Topics: Scientific method, Case study, Financial statements Pages: 4 (815 words) Published: May 10, 2014
ACCT7102 Individual Case Study Assignment:  
‘Biovail Corporation: Revenue recognition and FOB Sales Accounting’ 

Task Description:  
The  financial  reporting  case  study  is  a  comprehensive  case  study  which  examines  the  specific application of case scenarios involving principally Topic 5 (Managerial incentives for  financial  statement  management). The  case  will  also  be  used  to  examine  student  report  writing skills, general accounting knowledge, and ability to critically evaluate complex case  scenarios.  

The case is to be undertaken individually and students should independently prepare their  assignment.  All  cases  will  be  reviewed  for  plagiarism  and  independent  content.  The  University has adopted the following definition of plagiarism:  Plagiarism  is  the  act  of  misrepresenting  as  one's  own  original  work  the  ideas,  interpretations,  words  or  creative  works  of  another.  These  include  published  and  unpublished  documents,  designs,  music,  sounds,  images,  photographs,  computer  codes  and  ideas  gained  through  working  in  a  group.  These  ideas,  interpretations,  words or works may be found in print and/or electronic media.   Students  are  encouraged  to  read  the  UQ  Student  Integrity  and  Misconduct  policy  (‐student‐integrity‐and‐misconduct)  which  makes  a  comprehensive  statement  about  the  University's  approach  to  plagiarism,  including  the  approved  use  of  plagiarism  detection  software,  the  consequences  of  plagiarism  and  the  principles associated with preventing plagiarism. 

Criteria & Marking:  
A full marking criteria sheet is attached. In general, the case will be assessed based on:  accuracy of answer and interpretation of relevant accounting standards;   presentation of a thoughtful and well supported answer;   clarity of analysis; and 

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