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The various stakeholders of a business may have a range of expectations of a global company in relation to profitability and ethic

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  • Post Date 2018-11-06T09:48:56+00:00
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The various stakeholders of a business may have a range of expectations of a global company in relation to profitability and ethics. Consider the differing demands of stakeholders and the role of the accountant when facing these pressures.

Assessment Criteria

Learning Outcomes: Knowledge and Understanding tested in this assignment:

  • Examine the skills and expectations placed on professionals in the field of accounting and finance
  • Recognise their own areas of strength and weakness within their own skills portfolio
  • Present their own views and opinions in a clear and academically supportable manner and also listen to and evaluate the ideas of other students/tutors
  • Prepare work that has been researched competently using relevant academic literature both from within the university’s virtual learning environment and from the broader arena
  • Understand the range of appropriate styles and formats in academic and business writing

 

Learning Outcomes: Skills and Attributes tested in this assignment:

  • Present work effectively both in writing
  • Reference their work using the Harvard system
  • Identify and develop a set of skills and strategies to aid further research and study
  • Recognise and apply different stages of planning and writing so as to analyse knowledge
  • Use critical thinking skills for knowledge management

 

Transformational Opportunities

  • Raise self-awareness in relation to business knowledge.
  • Develop sense of self as researcher.
  • Broaden thinking in respect of the role of accountants.
  • Develop ethical sense in accounting and business context.
  • Gain confidence in their voice as a writer.
  • Consider and understand own skills development.

Feedback /Marking criteria for this Assignment

 

  • Performance will be assessed using HBS Grading Criteria and marking scheme.
  • Guidance for improvement will be given in writing within 4 weeks of submission.
  • Assignments submitted up to one week late will receive a maximum numeric grade of 40%

(level 5).

  • Plagiarism offences will receive standard penalties.

Detailed Brief for Assessment

Title: Essay on stakeholders and the role of an accountant and a reflection on skills development

 Essay (50%):

Write an essay of 1200 words on the following topic.

The various stakeholders of a business may have a range of expectations of a global company in relation to profitability and ethics. Consider the differing demands of stakeholders and the role of the accountant when facing these pressures.

In particular, consider:

- potential effects of profit maximisation

- short term benefits and long term sustainability

- the importance of brand reputation

- legal and ethical challenges (e.g. risk of audit failure).

It is important to evaluate the key issues for an accountant and present a clear conclusion on your research.

Marking  scheme:

 

 

Presentation and structure

20

Quality of academic sources and Harvard referencing

20

Content and understanding

20

Use of examples and business application

20

Evaluation and conclusion

20

Total                                                                                                                                                    

100%

 

 

Reflection (20%):

Write a reflection of 500 words on your skills development. To complete this task, you need attend two CASE workshops and complete your Personal Development Plan.

Consider:

-what particular knowledge and skills you need to enhance

-how you have used the CASE workshops

-how your experience relates to reflective theories (e.g. Kaizen, Kolb, Gibbs)

-what strategies you need to facilitate your learning and skills development in future.

Together with your reflection, you are required to submit your CASE passport.

Marking  scheme:

 

Understanding and awareness of own skills development

How CASE workshops and Personal Development Plan were used

Application of relevant theories of reflection

Appropriate targets and strategies for skills development in future

 

Total                                                                                                                                                    20%

 


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