ACCG101 Accounting and Governance, Business Report

ACCG101 Accounting and Governance
Session 2, 2018
Individual Business Report (10%)
Due: 3 pm Monday 8 Oct (Week 9)
Submission Instructions:
 Your assignment must be submitted to Turnitin via iLearn before 3 pm, Monday 8
Oct (Week 9).
 No extension will be granted. There will be a deduction of 10% of the total available
marks made from the total awarded marks for each 24 hour period or part thereof that
the submission is late (for example, 25 hours late in submission – 20% penalty). This
penalty does not apply for cases in which an application for Special Consideration is
submitted within a reasonable time frame and approved.
Assignment Question (10 marks):
You are required to choose a suitable company with sufficient disclosures and write a business
research report to address the following two questions. You may choose the company from:
https://www.essaybishop.com/write-my-essay/marketindex.com.au/asx200.
By reference to the annual report of your selected company, you are required to address the
following two aspects in the business report:
(1) Review the inventory disclosure of your selected company which may include:
-inventory system (perpetual or periodic);
-cost assumption (FIFO, LIFO or average cost);
-the impact of cost assumption to the statement of profit and loss and
-evaluation of inventory, etc.
(2) Discuss factors that accountants should consider when setting up accounting policy
relating to inventory for the entities they work for?
The total mark of this assignment is 60 (refer to marking rubrics), then your marks will
be converted to 10% towards your overall assessment.
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Marking Rubrics
HD D CR P F N/A
Content:
Question 1
(15 marks)
Includes all relevant details
Analysis accurate and
insightful
15 marks
Includes nearly all
relevant details.
Analysis mostly
accurate with adequate
detail
12 marks
Includes most relevant
details. Analysis mostly
accurate but more needed
10 marks
Includes the majority of
relevant details, although
some analysis may be faulty
8 marks
Chosen company is not
suitable/Does not include relevant
details, uses faulty analysis
6 marks
Not attempted
or entirely
plagiarized
from other
resources
0 mark
Content
Question 2
(15 marks)
Writes clearly.
Provide detailed and complete
explanations
15 marks
Writes clearly.
Provide detailed
explanations with
minor omissions
12 marks
Writes clearly.
Explanations are mostly
complete and detailed
10 marks
Writing is not very clear.
Explanations are not very
detailed with some incorrect
information
8 marks
Writing is unclear.
Explanations are incomplete or
faulty in one or more aspects
6 marks
Not attempted
or entirely
plagiarized
from other
resources
0 mark
Organization and
Clarity
(10 marks)
Information is organised in a
structure, paragraphs
organised around key themes
that explicitly support the
overall position and a wellsupported
and argued
conclusion
10 marks
Information is
organised in a clear
structure with a wellsupported
and argued
conclusion
8 marks
Information is organised
in a mostly clear structure
7 marks
Information is generally
appropriately organised
within a structure
5 marks
Information is not well organised,
structural issues
4 marks
Not attempted
or entirely
plagiarized
from other
resources
0 mark
Grammar and
Mechanics
(10 mark)
No/little minor
grammar/expression errors
10 marks
Little
grammar/expression
errors
8 marks
Limited grammar/
expression errors that do
not make the report
difficult to understand
7 marks
Some grammar/ expression
errors that do not make the
report difficult to understand
5 marks
Grammar/expression errors that
make the report difficult to
understand
4 marks
Not attempted
or entirely
plagiarized
from other
resources
0 mark
Formatting and
Referencing
(10 mark)
Uses professional, correct
formatting/ organization of
sections and paragraphs is
clear with excellent flow/
appropriate tone/ language is
clear and easy to read/
referencing allows easy
verification in all cases
10 marks
Rarely includes
formatting errors/
organization of
sections and
paragraphs is clear/
appropriate tone/
language is clear and
shows variety/
referencing allows
easy verification
8 marks
Only occasionally
includes formatting errors/
organization of sections
and paragraphs is
generally clear/ generally
appropriate tone/ language
is generally clear but may
be repetitive or simple/
referencing mostly allows
verification
7 marks
All but one report
components are adequate/
formatting errors distract
reader at times/ organization
causes some confusion/
sometimes too informal or
errors in grammar make
meaning unclear in places/
referencing generally allows
verification
5 marks
10%-20% over/under word limit/
more than one report component
is inadequate or missing/ errors in
formatting and organization
regularly causes confusion/
informality or grammar errors
cause frequent problems for
reader/ referencing does not
always allow verification
4 marks
Not attempted
or entirely
plagiarized
from other
resources
0 mark
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Assignment Requirements:
a) Structure
The report must contain the following (in this order):
• Report cover page (You can design your own cover page)
• Table of contents
• Executive summary
• Introduction
• Body
• Conclusion
• Reference list
You should include relevant parts of the annual reports that you have used and referred to in
your report. Do NOT attach entire annual reports.
b) Word limit
The assignment should be typed (in Microsoft Word, Times New Roman, 12 font, 1.5 line
spacing). The word limit is 800 including references. However, it can be 10% over/under the
word limit without incurring a penalty. Please note that only include introduction, body and
conclusion in the word count.
c) Referencing
It is extremely important that you are familiar with the university policy on plagiarism that is
included in the unit guide. You must re-write material in your own words and not just copy and
paste from the internet or any other resources. You must properly reference all material in the
main text and provide a reference list at the end of the assignment. It is recommended that you
use the Harvard or APA referencing style.
d) Submission to Turnitin
Your individual assignment must be submitted to Turnitin via iLearn before 3 pm, Monday
8 Oct (Week 9). A brief guide on Turnitin submission is provided on iLearn.
Turnitin is an internet database that identifies work containing unoriginal material. Your
assignment will be scanned using the Turnitin software and if you have copied material from
the internet or other sources improperly, you will be penalised. The scanning will also tell us
if you have copied from another student. Staff in the unit will perform a check on the similarity
of your report to others. Student who plagiarizes in any form will receive ZERO mark for the
individual assignment and may be reported to authorities for misconduct.