On completion of this module candidates should be able to:
- Outline the history of bank accounting practices, particularly as regards secret reserves and profit-smoothing.
- Understand how a bank’s finance department is structured
- Explain the role of the independent auditor.
- Explain the role of the Audit and Risk Committee.
- Contrast stock market valuations of retail v universal banks.
- Understand the rationale for the Basel capital accords and their main provisions.