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MAA703 – Accounting for Management

Trimester 1 2019
Assessment Task 1 – Video Recorded Presentation
DUE DATE AND TIME: Week 5 - Tuesday, 2/04/2019, Online submission via CloudDeakin by

Learning Outcome Details

Unit Learning Outcome (ULO) Graduate Learning Outcome (GLO)

ULO 1: Develop and apply management accounting techniques GLO 1: Discipline-specific knowledge
for costing, control, planning, budgeting and performance and capabilities
measurement and management.

ULO 2: Identify, locate and synthesise management accounting GLO 3: Digital literacy
information from diverse sources.

Assessment Feedback:

Students who submit their work by the due date will receive their marks and feedback on
CloudDeakin after 15 working days.

Description / Requirements

In this individual assignment, you are required to make a video-recorded presentation of maximum
6 minutes.

You are required to undertake a research of relevant academic and professional literature and
prepare a video presentation of max 6 minutes using PPT(or similar visual aid) and submit both PPT
(visual aid) and your video link. Please remember you have to use Deakin Air to record your video
and submit just the link to your recorded video. Any attempt to submit the actual video instead of
link to video into the dropbox will be resulted to a penalty of up to 2 marks deduction. This
presentation should be prepared as a formal presentation to the professional audiences and
address the following question:
 How the role of the management accountant has been changed from number delivery to
interpreting data and shaping business decisions?

Deakin's Bachelor of Commerce and MBA are internationally EPAS accredited.

Deakin Business School is accredited by AACSB.
To answer this question you need to define data analysis tools, role of management accountant in
the organisations and at the end discuss its role in interpreting data and facilitating decision making
using data analysis tools.
In order to answer the above question, the suggested article (“Harnessing data analysis to shape
stories: the rise and rise of the management accountant”, by Lachlan Colquhoun, can be very
good point to start with.

You are expected to refer to at least 3 prime reference sources which must be acknowledged and
referenced at the end of your presentation. You must correctly use the Harvard style of

You can find information about plagiarism and other study support resources at the following

Please, note that blogs, Internet discussions and Wikipedia are NOT acceptable as references.

It is a requirement that your face is shown in the video. The most user-friendly option for recording
your videos is Deakin Air. Guidance as to how to use Deakin Air can be found at the following web

Instructions for uploading the videos on CloudDeakin can be found clicking on the link below:

You can be as creative as you like in making your video: you may deliver it by yourself, or you may
want to do a role play enlisting friends/colleagues to play the role of listeners/students/concerned
managers (please note that this last suggestion is not a compulsory one!). You need to use visual
aid that you may deem appropriate (Power point, Prezi, Keynote, etc.). Using visual aid allows you
to be more focused and to address the questions above clearly. In order to make a successful
presentation, it is important that you are engaged, clear, concise and focused, whilst covering the
points listed above.

Submission Instructions

You must keep a backup copy of every assignment you submit, until the marked assignment has
been returned to you. In the unlikely event that one of your assignments is misplaced, you will need
to submit your backup copy.

Any work you submit may be checked by electronic or other means for the purposes of detecting
collusion and/or plagiarism.

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When you are required to submit an assignment through your CloudDeakin unit site, you will receive
an email to your Deakin email address confirming that it has been submitted. You should check that
you can see your assignment in the Submissions view of the Assignment dropbox folder after
upload, and check for, and keep, the email receipt for the submission.

Please note: The marking rubric is provided in a separate document.

Instructions on how to upload a link to videos on CloudDeakin are provided in the separate
document titled “How do I submit a Deakin Air video link into an assignment folder” available on
CloudDeakin, in the section of assessment task 1.

If you have any issues with the technology, please contact the IT Service Desk:
and/or the CloudDeakin support:


 Penalties for late submission: The following marking penalties will apply if you submit an
assessment task after the due date without an approved extension: 5% will be deducted from
available marks for each day up to five days, and work that is submitted more than five days
after the due date will not be marked. You will receive 0% for the task. 'Day' means working
day for paper submissions and calendar day for electronic submissions. The Unit Chair may
refuse to accept a late submission where it is unreasonable or impracticable to assess the task
after the due date.
 For more information about academic misconduct, special consideration, extensions, and
assessment feedback, please refer to the document Your rights and responsibilities as a
student in this Unit in the first folder next to the Unit Guide of the Resources area in the
CloudDeakin unit site.
 Building evidence of your experiences, skills and knowledge (Portfolio) - Building a portfolio
that evidences your skills, knowledge and experience will provide you with a valuable tool to
help you prepare for interviews and to showcase to potential employers. There are a number
of tools that you can use to build a portfolio. You are provided with cloud space through
OneDrive, or through the Portfolio tool in the Cloud Unit Site, but you can use any storage
repository system that you like. Remember that a Portfolio is YOUR tool. You should be able
to store your assessment work, reflections, achievements and artefacts in YOUR Portfolio.
Once you have completed this assessment piece, add it to your personal Portfolio to use and
showcase your learning later, when applying for jobs, or further studies. Curate your work by
adding meaningful tags to your artefacts that describe what the artefact represents.

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