Undergraduate | TAS-BFA303 | 2024
Auditing and Assurance Services
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- Study method
- 100% online
- 100% online
- Start dates
- 26 Feb 2024,
- 27 May 2024,
- 22 July 2024,
- View 2023 dates
- Entry requirements
- Prior study needed
- 14 weeks
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Auditing and Assurance Services
About this subject
Upon completion of this subject, the student should be able to:
- Analyse, interpret and apply auditing concepts and principles and the regulatory and ethical requirements of auditing.
- Critically analyse risk, prepare audit plans and apply appropriate audit procedures.
- Critically evaluate audit evidence to make judgements and conclusions.
- Work independently and cooperatively to complete audit tasks and to communicate information to relevant stakeholders.
- Week 1 - Introduction and overview of audit and assurance
- Week 2 - Ethics, legal liability and client acceptance
- Week 3 - Risk assessment part 1
- Week 4 - Risk assessment part 1
- Week 5 - Audit evidence
- Week 6 - Gaining an understanding of the client's system of internal controls
- Week 7 - Sampling and an overview of the risk response phase of the audit
- Week 8 - Execution of the audit: tests of controls
- Week 9 - Execution of the audit: performing
- Week 10 - Substantive testing and balance sheet accounts
- Week 11 - Substantive testing and income statement accounts
- Week 12 - Completing and reporting on the audit
- Week 13 - Subject review
TAS-BFA303 is designed to introduce you to the key concepts of auditing and the modern audit practice environment within the Australian professional and legal framework. The subject's broad aim is to provide you with knowledge of practical auditing from the initial audit planning, the study of internal controls, substantive testing and evidence gathering to the final audit report. You will be introduced to the professional auditing standards, Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants and the audit process and the audit procedures used by external company auditors to provide an opinion on the truth and fairness of financial reports. The objectives of the subject are to advance students’ analytical and decision-making skills by applying auditing theory to practical case studies. A strong emphasis is placed on students' ability to communicate their views in a clear, concise and logical manner.
- Exam via Respondus (40%)
- Individual Assignment (20%)
- Assignment (40%)
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You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following subject(s) to study prior to this subject:
TAS-BFA201-Financial Accounting (no longer available)
- TAS-BFA203-Financial Accounting and Reporting
- TAS-BFA109-Applied Accounting Systems
Please note that your enrolment in this subject is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite subject(s). If you study the prerequisite subject(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this subject, your result for the prerequisite subject(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation, should you not complete your prerequisite subject(s) successfully you should not continue with your enrolment in this subject. If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite subject(s) and believe you may not complete these all successfully, it is your responsibility to reschedule your study of this subject to give you time to re-attempt the prerequisite subject(s).
Students undertaking the Undergraduate Certificate in Auditing and Assurance (30B) are permitted to enrol in BFA303 and BFA109 concurrently (i.e. in the same study period) whereas students in other courses must satisfy the pre-requisite requirement prior to enrolment in BFA303.
Please contact U.Connect@utas.edu.au if you are studying the Undergraduate Certificate in Auditing and Assurance and wish to enrol in BFA303 before you have completed BFA109.
No additional requirements
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.
Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.
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Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses
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