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Agency Analysis

Identify a public agency - either at the local, state, or federal levels - that has undergone significant change in the last 25 years. You may choose an agency that you have had personal experience with, or you may choose a public agency that you are familiar with from the news or from academic study. Assess the scope of servi

Choosing the best buy

I am having extreme difficulty with this question. The following is an excerpt from a conversation between Eric Jackson and Carlie Miller. Eric is debating whether to buy a stereo system from First Audio, a locally owned electronics store, or Dynamic Sound Systems, an online electronics company. Eric: Carlie, I don't know

Maximization of Profits

A trendy French restaurant is one of the first businesses to open in a small corner of a commercial building still under construction. The restaurant has received rave reviews and has lines of diners waiting for tables most nights. a. In the short run (next few months), what measures should the restaurant take to maximize it

Calculating Manufacturing Overhead

I require some assistance calculating manufacturing overhead. Mathewson Industries has recently switched its method of applying manufacturing overhead from a single predetermined overhead rate based on direct labor hours to activity-based costing (ABC). Assume that the direct labor rate is $18.00 per hour and that there were

Regression Analysis: Scatterplot, Sales Price Drivers

Regression Project Answer the following questions (each question should be a separate worksheet tab labeled as q1, q2, etc.) (point values for each component are noted): 1. (12) For each of the six potential sales price drivers (sq footage, baths, bedrooms, year built, car garage size, and fenced (yes=1, no = 0)) do each o

Activity-Based Costing (ABC) & Statement of Cost of Goods Manufactured

Both questions are correctly formatted in the two attachments. Thanks in advance for the guidance. __________________________________ 1. Kinney Industries has recently switched its method of applying manufacturing overhead from a single predetermined overhead rate based on direct labor hours to activity-based costing (ABC).

International Tax Planning

-How exactly does international tax planning assist a U.S. citizen avoid taxes? -For a U.S. multi-location manufacturer, how might they use transfer pricing to reduce their tax liability. Assume a firms steel mill, makes steel which goes to its machining operation, and the machining operation ships parts to an assembly plant. E

Nonprofit versus for-profit expenditures

1. Prepare, side by side, the correct journal entry for the identical transaction: a. once for a nonprofit entity b. once for a for-profit company 2. Include notes for each transaction Transaction 1: Assume a nonprofit has a restricted fund for capital asset purchases. Compare the journal entr

Tax Advantages and Disadvantages

The town of Seaside has decided to construct a new sea aquarium to attract tourist. The cost of the measure is to be paid by a special tax. Although most of the townspeople believe the sea aquarium is a good idea, there is disagreement about how the tax should be levied. Suggest three different methods of levying the tax and

Valid Appropriation

It is illegal for a government to spend money for any purpose unless a valid appropriation for that purpose exists. Does this legal rule assure good financial management for each government? Why or why not?

Gravois, Inc. manufactured goods

Cost of goods manufactured, costs of goods sold, and income statement: Gravois, Inc. incurred the following costs during June: Please see the attached PDF document for the chart. Required: During the month, 19,500 units of product were manufactured and 11,000 units of product were sold. On June 1, Gravois, Inc., carr

Incremental Unlevered Net Income

1. Sheppard industries evaluating a proposal expand current distribution facilities. Management projected produce cash flows years (in millions) Year 1 2 Revenues 1200 1400 Operating expense 450

Vertical integration and control over valuable assets

When a fast food chain store, say Wendy's, chooses to acquire the largest cattle ranch in Nebraska, this is said to be a clear example of vertical integration. The reason why this is clear, is because this illustrates a move by Wendy's to own its own supplier. If you agree with the previous example, then consider the following s

Medical Expense Deduction and State Income Tax Deduction

Question 1: Medical Expense Deduction and Reimbursement (LO. 2) Hunter and Cynthia are married and together have AGI of $100,000 in 2012. They have three dependents and file a joint return. They pay $3,000 for a high-deductible health insurance policy and contribute $2,400 to a qualified Health Savings Account. During the

Starling Coating and substitution

Starling Coating produces weatherproofing coatings that protect metal from oxidation. One of Starling's patented coatings, zurtan, is composed of two inputs, magna45 and zelon. While both inputs are required, they can be substituted for each other. The following table describes how many P gallons of magna45 and zelon are require

Preparing a statement of cashflows

1) Prepare an ending 1998 Income Statement and Balance Sheet from the following information: Sales $800,000; Cost of Goods Sold $300,000; Accounts Receivables $20,000; Bonds Outstanding $160,000; Accounts Payable $20,000; Advertising Expense $1,000; Administrative Expenses $35,000; Interest Expense $24,000; Depreciation Expense

Company Overview Milestone

Find two annual reports from competing publicly traded companies of your choice. Prepare an overview of the two companies including a brief synopsis of the industry the companies are in, the market share each company holds, and the length of time each company has been in business.

A Discussion On Taxation

In order to prepare the new staff for the upcoming tax season, you have decided to hold 1-week training. 1. What type of tax rate structure does the U.S. tax system apply? 2. What are the individual tax forms, and what factors are used to determine which one to use? 3. What is taxable income, and how is it determined?

Verticle Analysis

Use the following income statement from Prism orinting to perform a verticle analysis with sale as the base. Income Statement For the year ended September 30, 2011 Sales revenue

Performance Evaluation: Williamson Group

Williamson Group operates a chain of bookstores. A recent business expansion plan resulted in the opening of more than 25 new stores. The Upland store has one more feature that the Stowe store does not have-a small coffe shop. Early indications are that the coffee shop has driven up the location's revenues and profits. Operating

Constructing a Letter of Intent for Red Cross

Please help me research The American Red Cross Organization and determine a need based on an existing program or even develop a new program that would be beneficial to the organization and the community that it serves. Using the information collected from the research, please show me how I would go about writing a letter of inte

Accounting: Relevance Of Budgeting

Discuss the relevance of budgeting as it relates to the accounting profession in general. Relate lessons learned from a self-selected reading or from something you learned while working on your accounting profession in general.

Plantwide versus Department Overhead Rates

Plantwide versus Departmental Overhead Rates: Underapplied or Overapplied Overhead. Don't tell me we've lost another bid!" exclaimed Sandy Kovallas, president of Lenko Product, Inc. "I'm afraid so," replied Doug martin the operations vice president. "One of our competitors underbid us by about $10,000 on the Hastings job." I

Projected Ending Retained Earning Balance

Hutch Corporation finished their fiscal year ending March 31, 2010, with $88,000 of net income. They issued dividends of $22,000 at year end. At the end of the year on March 31, 2010, they had a net loss of ($46,000) and did not distribute any dividends. In the fiscal year ending march 31, 2012, their net income was $55,000.