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EXEC71-016: Financial Accounting and Analysis


An introduction to financial accounting principles and practices critical for executive decision-making and the management of these organisational processes. Importantly, the approach to this subject is a focus on the use of accounting information, rather than how it is created. The overall aim is to develop financial literacy necessary for managers and executives to make informed strategic decisions.

Subject details

Type: Postgraduate Subject
Code: EXEC71-016
Faculty: Bond Business School
Credit: 10
Study areas:
  • Business, Commerce, and Entrepreneurship

Learning outcomes

  1. Demonstrate the impact of financial information on value.
  2. Critically analyse the impact of context on accrual decisions and the implication for the financial statements.
  3. Critically analyse financial performance using contemporary analysis techniques to show the impact on market value.
  4. Justify recommendations to the board regarding the reporting of financial performance and position, balancing contextual, contractual and governance constraints with strategic objectives.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to co-operate as a member and/or a leader in a team that completes a financial analysis project.
  6. Articulate ideas, decisions, recommendations and other information in a clear, concise professional report.
  7. Deliver a clear, concise, well-organised presentation to explain the results of their project and the methods and analysis used.

Enrolment requirements



Assumed knowledge:

Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have acquired through previous study. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they meet the assumed knowledge expectations of the subject. Students who do not possess this prior knowledge are strongly recommended against enrolling and do so at their own risk. No concessions will be made for students’ lack of prior knowledge.

Restrictions: This subject is not available to
  • Study Abroad Students

Must be admitted into an EMBA Program.

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