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Unit information: Financial Reporting and Analysis in 2021/22

Unit name Financial Reporting and Analysis
Unit code EFIMM0030
Credit points 15
Level of study M/7
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 1 (weeks 1 - 12)
Unit director Dr. Nikos Tsileponis
Open unit status Not open




School/department School of Accounting and Finance
Faculty Faculty of Social Sciences and Law

Description including Unit Aims

This unit builds strong links between accounting and finance through helping students to understand the preparation and articulation of the main financial statements and to use the data therein for financial analysis and valuation models. The unit starts with the main concepts of accounting measurement and then goes on to illustrate these with a variety of important financial reporting issues, including principles of consolidation. The unit then introduces basic financial analysis techniques and prediction models based on financial statement data. Finally, the unit provides an introduction to various valuation models, including practical examples of how to apply and assess such models.

Intended Learning Outcomes

As a result of taking this course, the student should be able to:

A1. Describe the accounting environment (aims of accounting, users of financial reporting, regulations, and qualitative characteristics of accounting information);

A2. Find, select, organise, adjust relevant financial and non-financial data for a company;

A3. Use Financial analysis tools through applying ratio analysis;

A4. Use comprehensive range of security valuation techniques; and

A5. Critically evaluate the usefulness of financial and non-financial information in the valuation of securities

Teaching Information

Teaching will be delivered through a combination of synchronous and asynchronous sessions including lectures, tutorials, drop-in sessions, discussion boards and other online learning opportunities

Assessment Information

This unit will be assessed by 50% group coursework and 50% individual assignment


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How much time the unit requires
Each credit equates to 10 hours of total student input. For example a 20 credit unit will take you 200 hours of study to complete. Your total learning time is made up of contact time, directed learning tasks, independent learning and assessment activity.

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