College of Administration and Finance Sciences Assignment (3) Deadline: Saturday 27/11/2021 @

College of Administration and Finance Sciences

Assignment (3)

Deadline: Saturday 27/11/2021 @ 23:59

Course Name: Accounting of Financial Institutions

Student’s Name:

Course Code: ACCT 405

Student’s ID Number:

Semester: 1st

CRN: 13721

Academic Year: 1443 H

For Instructor’s Use only

Instructor’s Name: Dr. Shahid Husain

Students’ Grade: /5

Level of Marks: High/Middle/Low


The Assignment must be submitted on Blackboard (WORD format only) via allocated folder.


Students are advised to make their work clear and well presented, marks may be reduced for poor presentation. This includes filling your information on the cover page.

Students must mention question number clearly in their answer.

Late submission will NOT be accepted.

Avoid plagiarism, the work should be in your own words, copying from students or other resources without proper referencing will result in ZERO marks. No exceptions.

All answers must be typed using Times New Roman (size 12, double-spaced) font. No pictures containing text will be accepted and will be considered plagiarism.

Submissions without this cover page will NOT be accepted.

Assignment Question(s): (Marks 5)

Accounting for Securitization under SFAS No. 140 (2000) is a limited attempt to describe complex transactions that are structured to yield desired economic and accounting outcomes. This accounting raises three issues for users of financial reports. State these three issues.

(1.5 Marks)

The vast majority of SPEs are VIEs, however VIEs need not be SPEs. Explain this statement. Also state the conditions that define an entity as VIE. (0.5 + 1.5 Marks)

The sensitivity approach requires that the firm provide an estimate of the loss of value, earnings, or cash flow caused by a specific adverse movement in each market price or rate. Sensitivity Approach also has some strength and some weakness. Discuss the strength and weakness of Sensitivity Approach. (1.5 Marks)