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(HONS) ACCOUNTING & FINANCE (Full-Time)
You are required to research and prepare
a report based on one of the following
topics. Please seek the assistance of
the module leader Ivor Pingue and
your seminar tutors for help and
guidance with your coursework. Do not leave the research too late!!
The word limit for the report is a minimum of 4,000 (+10%) words. maximum word count can be + 10%.
Note: reports submitted with less
than 4,000 words will be
returned for re submission and in this case it might be recorded as submitted
Reports must indicate the word count and
any report that does not include this will be returned and might be marked as
All reports must be properly referenced in
Harvard format and also be submitted with a TURNITIN report. NOTE that high similarity reports could be subject to further investigation
which might lead to a charge of academic
misconduct for plagiarism.
You must also complete the attached
‘Self-Assessment’ form and submit it in a sealed
envelope with your coursework.
Auditors have to behave in an ethical
manner in all aspects of their dealings with clients.
The Big 4 auditing firm Deloitte were
recently reprimanded and fined by the Financial Reporting Council “FRC” for
“failing to manage conflicts of interest when advising MG Rover and it’s
There have also been other instances
where the regulatory authorities have reprimanded auditing firms for unethical
Discuss the ethical rules and guidelines
that auditors have to adhere to in relation to their clients and specifically
research the situation surrounding Deloitte and MG Rover and the findings of
the FRC in this matter.
Your report should also critically
evaluate the current ethical guidelines that the auditing profession should
adhere to both in the UK and in other countries of your choice and you should
discuss whether, in your view; these
guidelines go far enough in ensuring the ethical behaviour of auditors.
In addition, you are to produce an
advertising campaign on behalf of the ACCA in the form of a powerpoint
presentation consisting of a maximum of 15 slides covering the main aspects of
SPECIFIC GENERAL GUIDANCE
Discuss the background to the
matter relating to Deloitte and MG Rover leading to the fine and reprimand by
Critically evaluate the
professional rules and regulations regarding the ethical behaviour of auditors
in the UK and other countries
Provide a critical analysis of
whether the rules and regulations identified within the UK and other countries
go far enough to ensure that auditors behave in an ethical manner
Produce an advertising campaign
on behalf of the ACCA covering the main elements of your research.
& ASSURANCE COURSEWORK SELF ASSESSMENT FORM
Please answer these questions and submit
in a sealed envelope with your
What in your opinion is a fair
mark for this coursework?
What do you think is the
element that you did best in this coursework?
If you had the chance to do
this coursework again from scratch, how (if at all) might you decide to go
about it differently?
What did you find the hardest
aspect of this coursework?
Please jot down 3 short
questions that you would like the marker to answer in relation to your