ACCTN304-23A (HAM)

Corporate Entities

15 Points

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Division of Arts Law Psychology & Social Sciences
Te Piringa - Faculty of Law

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What this paper is about

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This paper explains the laws and regulations that govern the different forms of legal entities, including the significance of separate legal entity. The paper addresses aspects of company incorporation, directors' duties, governance, share transfers, role of company secretary, membership, meetings and dividends and directors and corporate insolvency
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How this paper will be taught

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This is a trimester paper. The teaching component comprises one TWO hour lecture per week and seven tutorial rounds throughout the trimester. This course is FLEXI which means that the course will be taught in person and the lectures will also be available via Zoom and will be recorded.

OFFICE HOURS:

Dr. Dara Dimitrov

Thursday 9-11 am . Room 5.20. N Block.

Zoom: Thursday 10 - 11 am.

Dr. Alberto Alvarez-Jimenez.

Tuesday 11-12 am. Room 4.07. N Block.

Zoom Tuesday 4 - 5 pm.

Dr. Rhys Aston

Wednesday 12pm-1pm. Room N.5.18. N Block.

Zoom: Thursday 3pm-4pm.

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Required Readings

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Barrett J and Feehily R., Understanding Company Law, 4th Edition 2019, LexisNexis NZ Limited, Wellington.

Use the APA Referencing Style. The University of Waikato Library has put together a selection of resources to help you acknowledge your sources properly. http://www.waikato.ac.nz/library/study/referencing

Companies Act 1993 and Amendments

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Consider the concept of risk management, with emphasis being placed on the role of directors in terms of their responsibilities as directors charged with governance and management oversight
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  • Have a basic understanding of the main forms of capital a company may be able to access. This is important particularly at the beginning of a company's life when the company's operations have not yet generated cashflow, but there are still obligations
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  • Identify and explain the current law, including statutes, regulations, and common law, of commercial entities and trading structures, especially with regard to concepts of corporate legal entities
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  • Identify and explain the statutory and administrative requirements relating to record keeping, accounting, auditing, reporting and disclosure, in relation to companies.
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  • Identify and explain the statutory and administrative requirements relating to record keeping, accounting, auditing, reporting and disclosure, in relation to companies
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  • Recognise and apply concepts of corporate governance so students will be able to understand the importance of a business having a governance framework
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  • Understand and communicate duties and responsibilities of directors in relation to companies, and students will be able to apply these to practical examples
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  • Understand other areas of law impacting on the operations of companies from a practical perspective so that students will be able to identify and apply these various issues in a practical manner
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How you will be assessed

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The assessment for this paper consists of four(4) components, which are: tutorial homework, three in-class tests. None of these assessments is compulsory, but students are strongly advised to complete them - not doing so will place too much emphasis on the final test as a source of grades for this paper.

Students must keep in mind that if there is anything impeding their successful completion of any internal assessment, they should discuss this with the paper convener, who may be able to suggest assistance available to help with the problem. Evidence is required for applications for an extension or special consideration of an assessment.

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Tutorial Homework
10
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2. Test One
22 Mar 2023
3:00 PM
30
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3. Test Two
3 May 2023
3:00 PM
30
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4. Test Three
31 May 2023
3:00 PM
30
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Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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