A proper governance framework is fundamentally important in enhancing the economic performance not only in individual firms but also in promoting welfare in society. Companies need to be accountable to wider stakeholder interests and within the context of corporate social responsibility. The number of stakeholders involved in governance systems is constantly increasing. Government and other regulatory agencies provide the platform through legislation, and boards of directors, auditors, shareholders, accounting professionals, company secretaries and employees all play their individual roles. The goal of this course is to introduce students to a wide range of accountability issues and governance procedures in the context of social contact.