ACCT20074 Contemporary Accounting Theory Term 2 Assessment 3

ACCT20074 Term 2, 2019 ACCT20074 Contemporary Accounting Theory Term 2 Assessment 3 - 2019 (Practical report - Major assignment)

Basic information: Nature of task Individual Total marks 50 (50% of the unit)

Word limit 3,000 words including the executive summary, introduction, responses to the requirements in 2 parts and conclusion but excluding references, and appendixes (if necessary).

Format Report format as per the marking criteria and guidelines.

File type MS Word 12 Font with Bold letters in heads and subheads in the text

File name: First name with student id (for example, Kazi_S200099_Assessment3)

Cover letter Cover letter (first page of the assignment) must include full name and student id

A list of ASX companies will be published in Moodle. A company will be selected for you. You need to carefully read the following requirements, marking criteria and guidelines to write this assessment.

My ASX listed Company: Suncorp Group Limited (SUN) Financial Sector

Part A: Theoretical Knowledge

  1. Undertake a review of literature to explain why corporate social responsibility is gaining heightened importance for firms operating with financial objectives. (5 marks)
  2. Explain whether sustainability reporting in contrast with relevant other reporting concepts represents a holistic view of corporate social responsibility. (6 marks)
  3. Identify and explain two theories that better explain the essence (spirit) of sustainability reporting. (4 marks)

Part B: Application of theoretical knowledge to explain reporting practices

  1. Introduce the selected company with an overview of its history, ownership, governance and financial performance. (8 marks)
  2. Prepare a sustainability reporting (disclosure) scoring index according to the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) guidelines. (5 marks)
  3. Explain the extent and quality of sustainability reporting of selected Australian company (case) against the sustainability reporting (disclosure) scoring index in B(v) above. If the selected company has not prepared sustainability report, explain its social responsibility shown in the annual report against the same index you prepared in B(v) above. (12 marks)

Required:

Prepare a research report as per the template, requirements, marking criteria and relevant guidelines.

Template, marking criteria and relevant guidelines

Description of s requirements

Marks

Guidelines

1

Executive summary

2

Summarise the overall findings

2

Introduction

1

State what you intend to research, data collection & analysis methods

3. Part A

i

Undertake a review of literature to explain why corporate social responsibility is gaining heightened importance for firms operating with financial objectives

5

Use at least 4 journal articles and your textbook

ii

Explain whether sustainability reporting in contrast with relevant other reporting concepts represents a holistic view of corporate social responsibility

6

Use at least 4 journal articles and your textbook

iii

Identify and explain two theories that better explain the essence (spirit) of sustainability reporting

4

Use at least 4 journal articles and your textbook

4. Part B

iv

Introduce the selected company with an overview of its history, ownership, governance and financial performance.

8

Refer to the pages of annual report

v

Prepare a sustainability reporting (disclosure) scoring index according to the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) guidelines

5

Use appropriate references

vi

Explain the extent and quality of sustainability reporting of selected Australian company (case) against the sustainability reporting (disclosure) scoring index in B(v). If the selected company has not prepared sustainability report, explain its social responsibility shown in the annual report against the same index you prepared in B(v).

12

Refer to the pages of annual report

5

Conclusion

1

Gist of findings and lessens you learned

6

References

4

References in the text and in the list at the end as per APA guidelines. See the guidelines against each requirement

7

Presentation

2

English grammar and quality of the report

Total

50% of 100

50