(C)ACC504 – ACCOUNTING CASES AND CONCEPTS
INSTRUCTOR: Joel Shapiro OFFICE ROOM: TRS 2-121
OFFICE HOURS: Mondays and Thursdays approx. 4-6 PM, Tuesdays approx. 8-9 AM
HOME PHONE: 416-485-9142 OFFICE PHONE: 416-979-5000 ext 6743
HOME FAX: 416-485-9105 E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
PRE- (or CO-) REQUISITE: ACC514 – Intermediate Accounting II
Students without the pre- (or co-) requisite may be removed from the course without notice.
Students who are taking ACC514 as a co-requisite (i.e. simultaneously with this course) may drop this course and continue with ACC514 but may not drop ACC514 and continue with this course.
METHODS OF POSTING GRADES:
Grades are never posted on Blackboard or any other online facility. Term marks will be brought to the last class for your perusal, and also posted outside the instructor’s office for a period of one week prior to the final examination, sorted numerically by the last five digits of one’s student number, without names. Any student who wishes his/her grades to be excluded from this list should notify the instructor before the final assignment is submitted. Any student may ask for a summary of his/her grades to date at any time.
E-MAIL USAGE & LIMITS: All reasonable use of the e-mail addresses above is permitted.
This course begins with a conceptual review of accounting principles, and reviews issues studied in earlier courses from the point of view of the effects that accounting choices and “creative” accounting have on financial statements. This course emphasizes the role of communication in the accounting profession. Critical thinking and problem solving skills are developed through extensive case analysis.
METHOD OF INSTRUCTION:
This course will incorporate the following teaching/learning methods: Primarily lectures, class discussion, and a group project. Numerical work and quantitative problem-solving are integral to