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ACC 530: Group Accounting

Contents
The lecture covers the preparation and interpretation of consolidated financial statements based on IFRS. All consolidation and elimination entries necessary to combine the separate statements of financial position and to eliminate the intercompany transactions are introduced. In addition, theoretical models explaining the fundamental approaches to group accounting are presented and discussed. The case study running alongside the lecture addresses specific topics, which are of particular importance in group accounting practice. Based on a real acquisition case, students are shown how legal and regulatory requirements can be met in the context of group accounting in order to strategically steer a group. The case study is thus complementing the lecture with first-hand evidence of how specific, practice-relevant issues of group accounting manifest.

Learning outcomes
Students know the regulations for group accounting. Based on this knowledge, students are able to prepare consolidated financial statements. They learn how consolidation methods impact the consolidated financial statements and are able to interpret group reports. Furthermore, students learn how the regulatory framework of group accounting can be applied to successfully steer international groups based on the acquisition case study.

Necessary prerequisites
Not taken ACC 511

Recommended prerequisites
Bachelor-level knowledge of financial accounting

Forms of teaching and learningContact hoursIndependent study time
Lecture2 SWS9 SWS
Exercise class2 SWS4 SWS
Case Study Presentation2 SWS4 SWS
ECTS Credits8
LanguageEnglish
Form of assessmentWritten exam (90 minutes) or oral exam
Restricted Admissionno
Further information
Examiner
Performing lecturer
Prof. Dr. Dirk Simons
Prof. Dr. Dirk Simons (Lecture)
Jörg Landau (Case Studies)
OfferingFall semester
Duration of module 1 semester
Range of applicationM.Sc. MMM, M.Sc. WiPäd, M.Sc. VWL, M.Sc. Wirt. Inf., LL.M., MAKUWI
Preliminary course work
Program-specific Competency GoalsCG 1
Graded yes
LiteraturePicker, R., K. Clark, J. Dunn, D. Kolitz, G. Livne, J. Loftus, and L. van der Tas (2016), Applying International Financial Reporting Standards, 4th edition, Wiley.
Ruhnke, K. and D. Simons (2018), Rechnungs-legung nach IFRS und HGB, 4th edition, Schäffer-Poeschel.
Course outlineGroups and Theories of Consolidated Financial Statements
Scope of Consolidation
Preparatory Measures
Capital Consolidation in a Single-Stage Group
Accounting for Goodwill
Capital Consolidation in a Multi-Stage Group
Increase in Shares
Decrease in Shares
Intragroup Transactions
Other Forms of Consolidation
Segment Reporting