Audit and Assurance

Module code: ACFI 3214

Module description

During this module you will:

  • Review the contexts within which auditing can be seen operating within an organisation and review how the auditors fit into the accounting world.
  • Evaluate and correctly apply the main technical language and practices of auditing.
  • Review and test transactions and other financial events to arrive at an 'audit conclusion.'*Evaluate contemporary theories and empirical evidence relating to the auditing of financial statements

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Evaluate selected strategic management theories in the context of modern organisations
  2. Review the role of corporate business and functional strategies in achieving organisational objectives
  3. Appraise and deploy selected analytical tools appropriate to major functional domains of an organisation with specific reference to the human factor
  4. Review and deploy significant strategic formulation tools (such as BCG, Ansoff, Porter) with the context of a modern organisation
  5. To demonstrate an ability to solve typical business problems within a case study environment
  6. To demonstrate the ability to work in small groups to solve given business problems
  7. To demonstrate the ability for the critical evaluation of theories and situations
  8. To demonstrate the ability to research, extract, analyse data and draw reasoned conclusions
  9. To demonstrate the capacity for independent and self-managed learning
  10. To demonstrate the ability to effectively use information technology
  11. To demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively a number of complex ideas and data via a variety of media to a variety of audiences
  12. To demonstrate the ability to write effective reports for, and verbally sundry finding to, a well informed audience

Contact hours per student per year

  • Lectures: 22 hours
  • Tutorials: 11 hours


  • Unseen exam (180 mins): 100%

Additional costs: No extra costs other than the purchase of books