Case Study Group Presentation

ACCT1110:  Contemporary Financial & Integrated Reporting

Assessment item 2A –Case Study Group Presentation (15%)

Assignment Overview

Your group (no more than 3 students) is required to deliver a 13-15minute presentation analysing selected company’s integrated reporting.

This assignment will include the use of integrated reports and websites, critical analysis of the information provided in the reports, and on websites, comparing and contrasting the information with the International Integrated Reporting Framework, and finally reporting your observations and conclusions.  Your report should demonstrate your ability to access online corporate information and analyse corporate information.

Learning Objectives

The objective of this assessment task is to develop your capabilities to:

  1. identify, interpret and critically analyse annual reports, (other than financial reports), and other reporting of listed companies;
  2. identify, interpret, critically analyse, and make judgements on the application of current Australian and International reporting regulations and guidelines;
  3. effectively communicate in oral form, business information, recommendations, and justify conclusions with reference to relevant reporting regulations and guidelines.


Marks:         15 % towards final assessment

Video Time Limit:    13-15 Minutes (If presentation exceeds 15 minutes, penalty will be applied) Specific Assignment Requirements

Select one of the following companies, and prepare a 13-15minute presentation analysing the most recent integrated reporting:

  • CPA Australia
  • National Australia Bank
  • Cbus Integrated
  • Lendlease
  • Meridian Energy

In your presentation you are required to: 

  • Briefly discuss the background of selected company and its business model;
  • Identify your selected company’s integrated thinking;
  • Identify and critically analyse how different categories of capitals are used to support integrated thinking;
  • Discuss and critically evaluate how the company interacts with the capitals to create value over the short, medium and long term;
  • Provide examples from your selected company’s reports to support your analysis; and
  • Critically analyse how useful this integrated report is to current and potential stakeholders in decision-making.


How to do presentation

For tips on oral presentation (including group presentation), please refer to the RMIT Learning Lab:

  • You can prepare notes beforehand to use while undertaking presentation. However, your presentation should not consist of you merely reading your notes.
  • Your group presentation would be enhanced by using visual aids, such as PowerPoint slides, or text displayed in the presentation, and /or occasional excerpts from company reports. Where visual aids are used, they should be clearly visible. 

Mark Criteria

Technical Content                    10 marks

Presentation Skills                    5 marks

Total                                         15 Marks

Please refer to the Marking Rubric for more details regarding how the Technical Content and Presentation Skills components of your group presentation will be assessed.

Late assignments

Extensions for assignments need to be made through RMIT’s special consideration procedures.  Please see the RMIT website for information on special consideration.

Assignments submitted after the due date without special consideration granted, will be automatically penalised at a rate of 10% of the total mark, for each day late.  Assignments will not be accepted if more than five days late, unless prior approval has been given.


Oral Presentation Assignment 

Feedback Sheet and Mark Guide 

Technical Skills

Information  Unsatisfactory Satisfactory Good Excellent

Purpose unclear / not clearly stated


Too brief to help the audience understand the topic to be covered


Brief overview of topic



Brief Background / overview Structure and purpose of presentation clearly set out


Arresting opening Background clear and relevant

Structure and purpose of presentation clearly and succinctly set out Argument / problem well defined.






Argument /presentation/ thread difficult to follow


Main ideas listed


Main ideas – developed logically and in a cohesive manner

Main ideas clearly identified and supported. Presented and linked logically to build up power of overall presentation

Easy to follow

Technical Knowledge

Information and



Minimal supporting evidence


Supporting evidence not always distinguishable from main ideas/ relevance not always clear


Adequate supporting ideas. Relevance of evidence is logical and easily discernible

Evidence of research and careful preparation



Theory – prior learning evidence and examples well used to deliver a powerful argument.

Clearly understands the whole topic


Arguments/ ideas strengthened by good supporting evidence and examples.


.A list of points New material introduced.


Conclusion follows logically from the body of the presentation




Clear summary and evaluation of the discussion



A useful, brief summary clearly linked to the purpose as stated in the introduction.

Consolidates the point of view put forward


Response to questions


Unable to answer questions or to impart information in a comprehensible manner


Able to  answer most questions – but adds no further information or clarification than that already provided


Competent answers  but not always expressed in a way that provides the answer that adds to  the questioner’ s understanding

Questions answered appropriately, knowledgeably and fully – demonstrating a detailed understanding of the topic

Answers expressed in a way that shares knowledge with the audience

Presentation Skills


  Unsatisfactory Satisfactory Good Excellent

Use of notes




A lot read from notes or power points


Notes well used



Minimal use of notes



Use of  visual aids



/ of little relevance Distracted rather than added to the presentation




Too much /too little information Too many gimmicks in presenting Tendency to distract attention away from the speaker Proof –reading poor


Appropriate and supporting.


Tendency to include too much information


Some errors




Used to clarify and enhance the information being presented


Carefully chosen


Right amount of information




Thoroughly proof read for accuracy and language



Volume and clarity


Too soft

Too loud



Mainly able to be heard

Some words – often subject specific language –

difficult to

understand because of intonation, mispronunciation or inaudibility


Overall clear  Rate of speech sometimes too fast for the audience to capture the full meaning




Clear, precise

Able to be easily heard


Speed / Pace/ pausing / delivery


Too fast – very difficult to understand

Too slow – long pauses while trying to think what to say



Tendency to speak too quickly and not emphasise key points



Rate of speech  mainly good but sometimes too fast for the audience to capture the full meaning



Well paced

Pausing and changes in pace used effectively to emphasise key points



Too short


Slightly under or over time – showing a lack of practice



Timing correct but a tendency to rush the ending


Well-timed, allowing for a powerful conclusion


Eye contact



No eye contact with



Eye contact but not inclusive throughout


Ensured that everyone was included


Body language


Too casual / too stiff






Gestures and movement used effectively to reinforce message






Audience not engaged


Confident and enthusiastic



Assessment Criteria Comments





Information and evidence




Presentation skills







Areas for improvement