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AC.F332: Advanced Finance


Department: Accounting and Finance NCF Level: FHEQ/QCF/NQF6//RQF6
Study Level: Part II (yr 3) Credit Points: 15.0
Start Date: 09-10-2017 End Date: 29-06-2018
Available for Online Enrolment?: N Enrolment Restriction: Only available to students where listed in programme syllabus rules
Module Convenor: Mrs CB Pilkington

Syllabus Rules and Pre-requisites

  • The student must take 1 modules from the following group:

Curriculum Design: Outline Syllabus

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    ·         Short and medium term financial management

    ·         Long term financial policy

    ·         Advanced Capital Investment

    ·         Company valuations, mergers & acquisitions

    ·         Insolvency, including Statement of Affairs

    ·         Equity markets

    ·         Analysis of financial statements

    ·         Derivatives – swaps, forwards, futures and options

    ·         The regulatory environment and professional conduct, including role of the FSA

    ·         Impact of national economic policy

Curriculum Design: Pre-requisites/Co-requisites/Exclusions

  • (a)        as a core/compulsory module –

    BSc (Hons) Accounting, Auditing and Finance only.

                (b)        as an optional modules – None.

Curriculum Design: Single, Combined or Consortial Schemes to which the Module Contributes

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    The educational aims of AcF 332 are as follows:-

    ·         To provide an understanding of advanced finance topics, which form part of the knowledge base for the profession of accounting.

    ·         To introduce students to the regulatory environment operating upon organisations and the officers of a company, regarding the financial services industry.

    ·         To introduce students to the impact of national economic policy upon the operation of companies and its officers.

    ·         To complement and expand knowledge and understanding gained during study of AcF 214 (Principles of Finance), which students will complete during Year 2 of the degree scheme.

  • 100% Exam

Assessment: Details of Assessment

  • 100%examination by ICAS, within their examination diet. 

     

    Examination will take place in December during Year 3, the placement year.

Educational Aims: Subject Specific: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

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    The educational aims of AcF 332 are as follows:-

    ·         To provide an understanding of advanced finance topics, which form part of the knowledge base for the profession of accounting.

    ·         To introduce students to the regulatory environment operating upon organisations and the officers of a company, regarding the financial services industry.

    ·         To introduce students to the impact of national economic policy upon the operation of companies and its officers.

    ·         To complement and expand knowledge and understanding gained during study of AcF 214 (Principles of Finance), which students will complete during Year 2 of the degree scheme.

Educational Aims: General: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

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    The Advanced Finance module has been proposed following discussion between ICAS, Ernst & Young (EY) and the Department of Accounting and Finance.

     

    For the proposed BSc (Hons) Accounting, Auditing and Finance degree scheme, students of this programme would complete this one, of two, examinations, from the four Test of Professional Skills examinations, delivering as part of the Chartered Accountant syllabus of ICAS.  The completion of this paper (together with AcF 331, Assurance & Business Systems) is central to the proposal, and is intended to enable students of the sandwich degree scheme to advance towards final Chartered Accountant qualification ahead of the typical timetable for graduates of other degree programmes.

     

    The examination of this module would be undertaken in December, within the cycle of

Learning Outcomes: Subject Specific: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

  • On successful completion of this module students will be able to...
     

    On completion of this course students will be able to:

    1.      assess and evaluate the plans, actions and financial position of clients

    2.      investigate relevant sources of finance and advise clients on funding methods

    3.      advise companies on standard financial products

    4.      perform calculations and provide related advice to clients on company valuations, mergers and acquisitions

    5.      perform calculations and provide related advice to clients on corporate restructuring situations

    6.      advise on the forms of corporate insolvency and complete and use the statement of affairs

    7.      provide basic advice on stock exchange requirements and the role of the accountant

    8.      discuss the corporate debt market and instruments and the principles of loan documentation

    9.      perform basic calculations and discuss the use of derivatives in long term risk management

    10.  discuss the impact of government economic actions on financial situations

    11.  apply a code of ethics within a professional framework

Learning Outcomes: General: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

  • On successful completion of this module students will be able to...
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