AUDIT & ASSURANCE

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BA (HONS) ACCOUNTING & FINANCE (Full-Time)

LEVEL 6

AUDIT & ASSURANCE

INDIVIDUAL ASSIGNMENT BRIEF

 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR COURSEWORK

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 late.

Reports must indicate the word count and any report that does not include this will be returned and might be marked as submitted late.

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.

TOPIC 3

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 owners.

There have also been other instances where the regulatory authorities have reprimanded auditing firms for unethical behaviour.

REQUIRED

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 your report.

SPECIFIC GENERAL GUIDANCE

1.  Discuss the background to the matter relating to Deloitte and MG Rover leading to the fine and reprimand by the FRC

2.  Critically evaluate the professional rules and regulations regarding the ethical behaviour of auditors in the UK and other countries

3.  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

4.  Produce an advertising campaign on behalf of the ACCA covering the main elements of your research.

AUDIT & ASSURANCE COURSEWORK SELF ASSESSMENT FORM

Please answer these questions and submit in a sealed envelope with your coursework.

1.  What in your opinion is a fair mark for this coursework?

2.  What do you think is the element that you did best in this coursework?

3.  If you had the chance to do this coursework again from scratch, how (if at all) might you decide to go about it differently?

4.  What did you find the hardest aspect of this coursework?

5.  Please jot down 3 short questions that you would like the marker to answer in relation to your coursework


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