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    Effect of financial reporting on business operations

    I just need an informal response that explains the reasoning behind this. I know it's required to be reported and affects the valuation of a company and forecasting profit but beyond that, I'd like to know the effects this info has on operations specifically. The question: In the U.S.A., publicly traded companies must repo

    Employee Embezzlement via Cash

    Please can you provide me with some background information on the risks inherent in the transaction cycle. I just need to have some information so I can continue researching this topic. Attached is the case study. Thanks,

    Duffy Corporation: Stockholders' Equity

    Duffy Corporation has these accounts at December 31: Common Stock, $10 par; 5,000 shares issued, $50,000; Paid-in Capital in Excess of Par Value $18,000; Retained Earnings $32,000; and Treasury Stock - Common, 500 shares, $12,000. Prepare the stockholders' equity section of the balance sheet.

    Savings Account, Stock Market, or Bonds?

    If we assume that you earn $60,000 per year, would you be inclined to invest your money in a savings account, the stock market, or the purchase of a bond? Please clarify the reasons for your choice.

    ABC operates a small camera store in Miami.

    My teacher has said that I will be tested on a problem very similar to this. I really need help with the whole thing. Please show all calculations and charts. The price is negotiable if someone is not certain whether or not to take this problem. Thanks. ABC operates a small camera store in Miami. The store has two departments

    Penalties for Non-Payment of Payroll Taxes

    What is the maximum penalty a company can face for non-payment of payroll taxes? What factor determines the amount a company will pay? What is the penalty for an employer who fails to issue a W-2 to an employee or issues an incorrect W-2?

    Family Supermarkets has decided to increase the size

    Required: 1.Family Supermarkets currently allocates store support costs (all costs other than cost of goods sold) to product lines on the basis of cost of goods sold of each product line. Calculate the gross margin, the operating income and operating income as a percentage of revenues for each product line. 2. If FS

    Efficient Market Hypothesis- strong-form, semistrong-form, weak-form

    Which is true and why? Which of the following is correct? a) The Efficient Market Hypothesis suggests that the market does not price stocks fairly; hence, managers should make decisions based on the premise that a firm's stocks are undervalued or overvalued. b) An individual who has information about past stock prices wou

    Accounting: Pension and Post Retirement Benefits

    Please help me so I can complete the following assignment: If you should look at SFAS No. 87 and SFAS No. 106. and examine the similarities and differences between pension accounting and other post retirement benefits accounting. Annual Pension Costs Accounting treatment of the components of pension costs are: - Service co

    Accounting for Franchise, Patents, and Trade Name: Haerhpin Corporation

    Information concerning Haerhpin Corporation's intangible assets is as follows. 1. On January 1, 2007, Haerhpin signed an agreement to operate as a franchisee of Hsian Copy Service, Inc. for an initial franchise fee of $75,000. Of this amount, $15,000 was paid when the agreement was signed, and the balance is payable in 4 annu

    Size of Accounts Receivable

    I have spent an absorpant amount of time trying to solve this single homework problem. It's easy, which is killing me. Essence of Skunk Fragrances, Ltd., sells 4,000 units of its perfume collection each year at a price per unit of $400. All sales are on credit with terms of 1/10, net 30. The discount is taken by 40 perce

    Unit-level, Batch-level, Product-level

    Please help me with the following problem: Choose a type of company and then give an example of each of the following and explain your reasoning: Unit-level activity Batch-level activity Product-level activity Customer-level activity Organization-sustaining Provide short answers per each activity. Thank you in advan

    Taxable Income

    A corporation had $10.5 million of taxable income. a. What is the company's federal income tax bill for the year? b. Assume the firm receives an additional $1 million of nterest income from some bonds it owns. What is the tax on this interest income? c. Now assume that the company does not receive the interest income but do

    Economic Consequences and Loss Contingency

    If you should look at FAS No. 142: Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets, represents a significant expansion of business valuation into the financial reporting framework. It is currently implemented in conjunction with FAS No. 141: Business Combinations. Finance and accounting professionals in reporting and non-reporting companie

    Financial ratios solving

    Solve for the following ratios See Attachment. EPS Price Earnings Payout ratio Times Interest Earned 2. Inventory turnover Receivables turnover ROE ROA

    When Bunyan Corporation was formed on January 1

    When Bunyan Corporation was formed on January 1, 20xx, the corporate charter provided for 100,000 share of $10 par value common stock. The following transaction was among those engaged in by the corporation during its first month of operation: The corporation issued 8,000 shares of stock at a price of $22.00 per share. The e

    Cash Flows and Dividends

    1. Land costing $68,000 was sold for $50,000 cash. The loss on the sale was reported on the income statement as other expense. On the statement of cash flows, what amount should be reported as an investing activity from the sale of land? 2. Cash dividends of $80,000 were declared during the year. Cash dividends payable were

    Juan Company: Net Income

    Presented below is certain information pertaining to Juan Company. Assets, January 1 $240,000 Assets, December 31 230,000 Liabilities, January 1 150,000 Common stock, December 31 80,000 Retained earnings, December 31 31,000 Common stock sold during the year 10,000 Dividends declared during the year

    SFAS and APB Opinion

    They say SFAS No. 96 required deferred asset and liability accounts. In line with the asset-liability approach, it also required the use of future enacted tax rates and adjustment of deferred asset and liability accounts if tax rates changed. APB Opinion No. 11 used only current rates and no change in deferred debit and credit a

    Picos Printers, Inc - Contribution Margin Income

    I need assistance with the attached assignment. Thanks in advance for your time and assistance! Pecos Printers, Inc. is a small manufacturing firm in Houston, Texas that manufactures color ink jet printers for the small business market. You are to prepare a 3 to 5 page report with an analysis of Pecos Printers business an

    Unemployment Taxes

    Due to its experience rating. Toya Inc. is required to ay unemployment taxes on its payroll as follows: a. Under SUTA for Illinois on taxable payroll of $18,000 the contribution rate is 4%. b. Under SUTA for Indiana on taxable payroll of $24,000 the contribution rate is 2.65%. c. Under SUTA of Ohio on taxable payroll of

    Accounting for Uncollectible Receivables

    The trial balance of Marchant's Sporting House, Inc., shows a $150,000 outstanding balance in Accounts Receivable at the end of 2005. During 2006, 80% of the total credit sales of $3,500,000 was collected, and no receivables were written off as uncollectible. The company estimated that 2.0% of the credit sales would be uncollect

    After-Tax Percentage Cost of a Debt Issue

    Determine the (after-tax) percentage cost of a $50 million debt issue that the corporation is planning to place privately with a large insurance company. Assume that the company has a 40% marginal tax rate. This long-term debt issue will yield 12% to the insurance company.

    Employer Tax Rates: Calculate SUTA, FUTA, and Unemployment

    Sam's company's payroll for the year is $737,910. Of this amount $472,120 is for wages paid in excess of $7,000 to each individual employee. The SUTA rate is Sam's Company's state is 2.9% on the first $7,000 for each employee's earnings Compute: (a) Net FUTA tax $... (b) Net SUTA tax $... (c) Total unemployment taxes $...

    La Fiesta Mexican Restaurant

    Need a paragraph for each explanation in your own words (not word for word from a website) La Fiesta Mexican Restaurant is a family-owned business located at One Plaza Place, Springfield, MO, 63120, incorporated on January 1, 2006, electing S status, and began business soon thereafter. The owners are Jose Rodriguez, President;