Universität Wien FIND

040420 KU Corporate Governance and external Accounting I (MA) (2019W)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 4 - Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work

Summary

Registration/Deregistration

Groups

Group 1

max. 50 participants
Language: English
LMS: Moodle

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 03.12. 08:00 - 14:45 Hörsaal 17 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Wednesday 04.12. 08:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 17 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Thursday 05.12. 08:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 15 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock

Assessment and permitted materials

In order to obtain credits for the course, students need to give a conclusive team presentation on accounting issues provided by the lecturer. This team presentation will provide 100% of the final grade. Since the language of instruction in this course is English, the student team presentations also take place in English language.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The course's objective is to provide students with a sound understanding of the mechanisms of enforcement, which is a highly topical issue both in theory and practice of financial reporting. Key assessment criteria for the presentation are structural quality, formal requirements, the problem solving approach, and the results of problem solving.

Examination topics

The lecture is supplemented by presentations from students who present research on selected enforcement aspects, e.g. empirical studies on the efficacy of enforcement.

Reading list

DECHOW, Patricia/SLOAN, Richard/SWEENEY, Amy (1996): Causes and Consequences of Earnings Manipulation: An Analysis of Firms Subject to Enforcement Actions by the SEC, in: Contemporary Accounting Research, Vol. 13, No. 1, pp. 1-36.

EBNER, Germar/HÖLTKEN, Matthias: Enforcement of International Financial Reporting Standards – a Corporate Governance Perspective, HHL Working Paper, available at: http://www.hhl.de/en/forschung/publikationen/detail-page/?tx_publikationen_pi1[uid]=4598.

ZÜLCH, Henning/BEYHS, Oliver/HOFFMANN, Sebastian/HIRSCHBÖCK, Günther (2014): Enforcement-Guide – Wegweiser für das Prüfungsverfahren in Deutschland und Österreich, 2. Aufl., Berlin.

ZÜLCH, Henning/HOTTMANN, Johannes (2016): Die Effektivität der Finanzkommunikation in Österreich – Eine Untersuchung der Stärken und Schwächen der ATX-Unternehmen im Vergleich zu Unternehmen des deutschen Leitindex DAX. In: RWZ – Zeitschrift für Recht und Rechnungswesen, 26 ( 2016) 11, 331-336.

Group 2

max. 50 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 14.01. 08:00 - 14:45 Hörsaal 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Wednesday 15.01. 08:00 - 13:00 Hörsaal 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Wednesday 15.01. 13:15 - 16:30 Hörsaal 15 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Thursday 16.01. 08:00 - 09:30 Hörsaal 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Thursday 16.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Thursday 16.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 14 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Thursday 16.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 4 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Thursday 16.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Friday 17.01. 08:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock

Assessment and permitted materials

In order to obtain credits for the course, students need to successfully give a conclusive group presentation on accounting issues provided by the lecturer. The presentation will provide 100% of the final grade.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The course's objective is to provide students with a sound understanding of the mechanisms of enforcement, which is a highly topical issue both in theory and practice of financial reporting. Key assessment criteria for the presentation are structural quality, formal requirements, the problem solving approach as well as the results of problem solving.

Examination topics

The lecture will be supplemented by presentations from students who present research on selected enforcement aspects, e.g. empirical studies on the efficacy of enforcement.

Reading list

Course relevant

DECHOW, Patricia/SLOAN, Richard/SWEENEY, Amy (1996): Causes and Consequences of Earnings Manipulation: An Analysis of Firms Subject to Enforcement Actions by the SEC, in: Contemporary Accounting Research, Vol. 13, No. 1, pp. 1-36.

EBNER, Germar/HÖLTKEN, Matthias: Enforcement of International Financial Reporting Standards – a Corporate Governance Perspective, HHL Working Paper, available at: http://www.hhl.de/en/forschung/publikationen/detail-page/?tx_publikationen_pi1[uid]=4598.

ZÜLCH, Henning/BEYHS, Oliver/HOFFMANN, Sebastian/HIRSCHBÖCK, Günther (2014): Enforcement-Guide – Wegweiser für das Prüfungsverfahren in Deutschland und Österreich, 2. Aufl., Berlin.

ZÜLCH, Henning/HOTTMANN, Johannes (2016): Die Effektivität der Finanzkommunikation in Österreich – Eine Untersuchung der Stärken und Schwächen der ATX-Unternehmen im Vergleich zu Unternehmen des deutschen Leitindex DAX. In: RWZ – Zeitschrift für Recht und Rechnungswesen, 26 ( 2016) 11, 331-336

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This course comprises an overview on several issues of the enforcement of financial reporting in selected accounting regimes (i.e. Germany, Austria, UK and USA). It provides balanced coverage of the motivation and theoretically well-grounded demand for enforcement embedded in the different accounting systems, the description of various types of enforcement institutions, and international coordination activities. In addition, the course sheds some light on selected accounting issues which are frequently reviewed within the scope of enforcement investigations and thereby provides a link between accounting and enforcement systems.

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