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MAA310 – Accounting and Society
Trimester 3, 2018
Assessment 2 – Self Reflection
DUE DATE AND TIME: Monday 16th January 2017 by 8pm AEST
PERCENTAGE OF FINAL GRADE: 20%
LENGTH: Max. 1800 written words or equivalent video (10-15 minutes)
Students who submit their work by the due date will receive their marks and feedback on CloudDeakin by 6th February 2017 (15 working days from the date of submission).
MAA310 Accounting and Society contributes to your understanding of accounting by examining some of its practical, conceptual and theoretical underpinnings and considering the role of accounting within society.
This task asks you to reflect on some of the issues that are discussed in the unit. You are required to provide a thoughtful response to the following three prompts. Your responses should be concise but include examples to support your position and references to materials you have read where appropriate. Each of the prompts is equally weighted. Please refer to the marking rubric for more detail.
Political and business news reports and the academic accounting literature are increasingly highlighting concerns about environmental sustainability. The narrow capitalist argument is that companies should focus on maximizing shareholder value (usually interpreted as profits) and not be concerned with environmental issues. What are your beliefs about the role of accountants in promoting environmental accounting in the organisations in which they work? Justify your response, using supporting evidence from your reading and experience/examples. Page 2 of 3
The theories that are the focus of this unit provide a way of thinking about real-world issues. They act as a lens to understand accounting choices in practice and approaches to regulation. However, they offer very different, sometimes conflicting perspectives.
Reflect on the topics you have learned about in your accounting major so far. You will have studied practical, technical aspects of accounting, ethical issues and theories among many other things. Use examples from job advertisements and research on the accounting profession to support your reflection on:
It is expected that you will use ‘I’ and refer to yourself in the 1st person because this is a reflective assignment.
Your response can be recorded in written or video format. A word count must be included in written submissions. Students exceeding the word limit by more than 10% will incur a mark penalty. An abstract
Videos must be uploaded in DeakinAir and submitted as a link in a Word document. Videos longer than 15 minutes will be penalized.
You must keep a backup copy of every assignment you submit, until the marked assignment has been returned to you. In the unlikely event that one of your assignments is misplaced, you will need to submit your backup copy.
Any work you submit may be checked by electronic or other means for the purposes of detecting collusion and/or plagiarism.
You are required to submit an assignment through your CloudDeakin unit site. You will receive an email to your Deakin email address confirming that it has been submitted. You should check that you can see your assignment in the Submissions view of the Assignment dropbox folder after upload, and check for, and keep, the email receipt for the submission. Page 3 of 3