CPA FINANCIAL RISK MANAGEMENT

ACC5FRM

2019

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

The purpose of this subject is to equip you with the necessary skills to assess financial risks such as funding and liquidity risk, market risk from interest rate, exchange rate or commodity price movements, credit risk, and operational risk, and manage them strategically with the use of financial instruments. It extends the governance framework covered in the CPA Ethics and Governance subject, further discusses the process of investment evaluation that was covered in the CPA Strategic Management Accounting subject, and examines some of the practical elements and complexities of hedge accounting in relation to the international financial reporting standards that were covered in the CPA Financial Reporting subject.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKok-Boon Oh

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must have completed 180 credit points of subjetcs as per the course structure in either LMCPA or LMFAN and seek subject co-ordinator's approval.

Co-requisites ACC5SMA

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions All students enrolling in the CPA Professional subjects must first enrol with CPA Australia and provide evidence of associate membership with CPA Australia. The final exam for the CPA Professional subjects is the official CPA Professional Accreditation exam set and graded by CPA Australia. Students failing to pass this exam on the first attempt will be offered a second attempt in lieu for a supplementary exam. All CPA Australia exams are at the student's own cost, exam payments must be made directly to CPA Australia. Students choosing to exit after satisfactorily completing any four LBS subjects (60cps) may exit with a Graduate Certificate in Business. Students choosing to exit after satisfactorily completing any eight LBS subjects (120cps) may exit with a Graduate Diploma in Business. Students failing to satisfactorily complete all six CPA subjects will be able to transfer to complete the generic MPA, where completed CPA subjects will count towards the elective subjects of that degree.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
Discipline SpecificStudy GuidePrescribedCPA AustraliaCPA Australia
ReadingsBlended materialRecommendedLa Trobe UniversityLa Trobe University

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Recognise risk and a risk management framework

Activities:
Seminars and online activities
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Recognise the types of financial risk faced by an organisation and apply a practical approach to assessing, monitoring and managing an organisation's financial risk

Activities:
Seminars and online activities
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Differentiate the funding, liquidity, interest rate, foreign exchange, commodity price, credit and operational risk faced by organisations

Activities:
Seminars and online activities
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Advise an organisation on the procurement and management of funding and the allocation to completing long-term investment

Activities:
Seminars and online activities
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

05. Appraise the nature and characteristics of derivatives

Activities:
Seminars and online activities
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

06. Advise an organisation on the types of financial instruments that could be used to best manage an organisation's financial risk

Activities:
Seminars and online activities
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

07. Demonstrate the practical elements of accounting for derivatives for both embedded derivatives and derivatives used for hedging purposes

Activities:
Seminars and online activities
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

08. Summarise the responsibilities for financial risk and regulatory requirements, and the control framework for managing both financial and operational risks.

Activities:
Seminars and online activities
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2019, Week 29-43, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKok-Boon Oh

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 29 - 41
Seven 3.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays at night from week 29 to week 41 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Taught as seven 3-hour face-to-face seminars, plus online material from CPA Australia. Seminar timing will be aligned to match CPA Australia exam dates."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
CPA Final Exam (3 hours 15 minutes) (3250 word equivalent)The CPA Program Exams are of three hours and 15 minutes duration. CPA Program exams are open book. As this exam forms part of a professional qualification, the required level of performance is high. CPA Program exams are conducted by CPA Australia.70 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08
Individual Case Study Assignment (1000 words)Students will prepare an individual case study analysis. This will assist students to prepare for the CPA Exam where case study analysis is an important element.10 01, 02, 03
Group Assignment (500 words per student)Students will work in groups to prepare an in-depth case study analysis. This will assist students to prepare for the CPA Exam where case study analysis is an important element.20 01, 02, 03

Melbourne, 2019, Week 08-23, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKok-Boon Oh

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 08 - 20
Seven 3.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays at night from week 08 to week 20 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Taught as seven 3-hour face-to-face seminars, plus online material from CPA Australia. Seminar timing will be aligned to match CPA Australia exam dates."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
CPA Final Exam (3 hours 15 minutes) (3250 word equivalent)The CPA Program Exams are of three hours and 15 minutes duration. CPA Program exams are open book. As this exam forms part of a professional qualification, the required level of performance is high. CPA Program exams are conducted by CPA Australia.70 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08
Individual Case Study Assignment (1000 words)Students will prepare an individual case study analysis. This will assist students to prepare for the CPA Exam where case study analysis is an important element.10 01, 02, 03
Group Assignment (500 words per student)Students will work in groups to prepare an in-depth case study analysis. This will assist students to prepare for the CPA Exam where case study analysis is an important element.20 01, 02, 03