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Title :
Contemporary Topics in Accounting & Finance

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This course module is designed to provide knowledge and understanding of contemporary theories and research findings related to accounting & finance and to improve student’s ability to critically evaluate such theories and findings
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By the end of this course unit students should be able to:
  • describe international perspectives and new developments by taking into the account the existing domestic environment related to accounting and finance
  • locate, extract and analyze data from multiple sources including the acknowledgment and referencing of sources
  • solve issues in accounting & finance through the critical evaluation of arguments and evidence

Course Content : Case studies; Empirical and research findings on accounting & finance; Application Guidance on Sri Lanka Accounting standards

Method of Teaching & Learning:

Lectures, Class room discussions, Presentations

Scheme of Evaluation:

Assignments, Presentations and End semester examination.

The weights given to each component of the evaluation method is announced at the commencement of the module.

Recommended Readings: Application Guidance on Sri Lanka Accounting Standards [International Financial Reporting Interpretation Committee Guidelines- IFRICs, Standard Interpretation Committee Guidelines-SICs] (

Companies Act no 07 of 2007

Consultation papers, Security Exchange Commission Sri Lanka (

International Journal of Accounting (

Journal of Economic perspectives (

Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and money (

Journal of Multinational Financial Management (

Sri Lanka Accounting Standards (