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Risk and return: Compare two Bank of Tinytown loans

The Bank of Tinytown has two $20,000 loans with the following characteristics: Loan A has an expected return of 10% and a standard deviation of returns of 10%. The expected return and standard deviation of returns for loan B are 12% and 20%, respectively. a) If the covariance between loan A and B is 0.015 (1.5%) what are th

Old Family Bank: Consulting for High Performance

Review the attached document. Questions: - What accounts for any noticeable differences between the two? (1 paragraph) - Are both interpretations valid? Why or why not? (1 to 2 paragraphs) - What action change program would you recommend implementing at the Old Family Bank and why? (1 to 2 paragraphs)

Bank Reconciliation

Prepare the bank reconciliation based on the following information; Bogus Company's cash records for April 2004: CASH RECEIPTS (CR) date cash debit check # cash credit april 2 $4,174 3113 $891 8

Audit Evidence and Conclusions

13-33 (Audit Evidence and Conclusions) The following conclusions were taken from a staff auditor's summary worksheet for fixed assets and the worksheet for prepaid insurance. Audit Conclusions or Situations 1. The choice of eight years for straight-line depreciation of the company's trucks appears unreasonable. I would sugg

Selecting the Proper Audit Opinion and Report Modification)

16-47 (Selecting the Proper Audit Opinion and Report Modification) Required Audit situations 1 through 8 present various independent factual situations an auditor might encounter in conducting an audit. List A represents the types of opinions the auditor ordinarily would issue, and List B represents the report modificati


CASE 3.1 THE TROLLEY DODGERS In 1890, the Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers professional baseball team joined the National League. Over the following years, the Dodgers would have considerable difficulty competing with the other baseball teams in the New York City area. Those teams, principal among them the New York Yankees, were muc

Payroll Audit Procedures, Computers, and Sampling

9.81 Payroll Audit Procedures, Computers, and Sampling. You are the senior auditor in charge of the annual audit of Onward Manufacturing Corporation for the year ending December 31. The company is of medium size, having only 300 employees. All 300 employees are union members paid by the hour at rates set forth in a union contr

Overview and Objectives of Audit Procedures

12-46 (Overview and Objectives of Audit Procedures) The following represents a critical review of the documentation of a new auditor for the cash and marketable securities audit areas. Several deficiencies are noted; they resulted in significant errors not being initially identified. Required For each item listed as follows:

Audit reports and misstatements

1. What are the different types of audit reports and when should each be used? 2. In what types of situations would an auditor be allowed to issue an unqualified audit report? 3. To what extent is the auditor liable for misstatements in the financial statements of the audited company.

Why Auditors Consider Internal Controls of an Organisation

Why do auditors have to consider the internal controls of the organization? What are some key elements of internal control? Which are the most important? How will the auditor have to modify the audit program if the internal controls are deemed inadequate to support management assertions?

Audit Assessment of Materiality

4-58 (Audit Assessment of Materiality) The audit report provides reasonable assurance that the financial statements are free from material misstatements. The auditor is put in a difficult situation because materiality is defined from a user viewpoint, but the auditor must assess materiality in planning the audit to ensure that s

Bank Reconciliation

Use the following data for questions 1 and 2 Quinn Company's bank statement at January 31 shows a balance of $13,360, while the ledger account for Cash in Quinn's ledger shows a balance of $12,890 at the same date. The only reconciling items are the following: ? Deposit in transit, $890. ? Bank service charge, $24. ? NSF c

A. How much did Merrill Lynch disburse per day to New York State customers? b. What was the total gain to Merrill Lynch over the 28 months, assuming an interest rate of 8 percent? c. What was the present value of the increase in float if the benefits were expected to be permanent? d. Suppose that the use of remote banks had involved Merrill Lynch in extra expenses. What was the maximum extra cost per check that Merrill Lynch would have been prepared to pay?

Float Management. Some years ago, Merrill Lynch increased its float by mailing checks drawn on West Coast banks to customers in the East and checks drawn on East Coast banks to customers in the West. A subsequent class action suit against Merrill Lynch revealed that in 28 months from September 1976 Merrill Lynch disbursed $1.25

Cash receipts from accounts receivable

A Company budgeted sales on account for $120,000 for July, $211,000 for August, and $198,000 for September. Collection experience indicates that none of the budgeted sales will be collected in the month of the sale, 60% will be collected the month after the sale, 36% in the second month, and 4% will be uncollectible. The cash re

Allowance for Doubtful Debts for Holland Company (Hermesch Company)

P1-2A Information related to Holland Company for 2002 is summarized below. Total credit sales $2,100,000 Accounts receivable at December 31 840,000 Accounts receivable written off 38,000 Instructions (a) What amount of bad debts expense will Holland Company report if it uses the direct write-off method of accounting for

Harley Davidson case

The Case of Harley-Davidson - A Strategic Audit I. Current Situation A. Current (2002) Performance and Brief Case Abstract Harley-Davidson, Inc., hereinafter referred to as HD, celebrated their 100th anniversary in 2003. As impressive as this is in and of itself, even more impressive is the continued long and mostly

Prepare a correct bank reconciliation

(See attached file for full problem description) --- Gigantic Company is a very profitable small business. It has not, however, given much consideration to internal control. For example, in an attempt to keep clerical and office expenses to a minimum, the company has combined the jobs of cashier and bookkeeper. As a result,

Computing values and explaining Financial Leverage

Question #1 Thompson Wood Products has credit sales of $2,160,000 and accounts receivable of $288,000. Compute the value of the average collection period. Question #2 What is operating and financial leverage. How are they used?

Peoples Bank and Internet Distribution

What role is playing in the distribution of these insurance products: auto, home, and other personal insurance. Visit the Peoples Web site. What is the length of the channel the bank uses to distribute its own checking account products? How would you describe the channel positioning of People's Bank? What i

On Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

I need ideas for a paper on how Wal-Mart became the World's largest Company and a Strategic Audit for the Wal-Mart case.

Farm Bank: Developing High Performance, alternatives available

See the attachment for the problem, and answer the following questions: 1. Review your work and the model answer. What accounts for any noticeable differences between the two? 2. What alternatives are available to the Farm Bank? 3. What would you recommend and why?

Strategic Audit of Handspring Inc. Evaluation and Control section.

This is Case # 11 out of Wheelen and Hunger's: Strategic Management and Business Policy, 9th Ed. Your group is being asked to complete the following sections of a Strategic Audit: 1. Analysis of Strategic Factors 2. Strategic Alternatives and Recommended Strategy 3. Implementation 4. Evaluation and Control I hav

Strategic Audit Wal mart

I desperatly need help! I need to find an article on "Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.: On Becoming the World's Largest Company", With that I need to produce a "Strategic Audit" for the Wal-Mart case. I need 15-20 pages and I only have 5 so far. I know this isnt going to be easy, but I need all the help and data I can get...thanks in

Recording errors on cash reconciliation

I am conducting a review inro how to properly record bookkeeping errors. Could you provide some assistance? Thanks. Problem (also attached): Describe how you would record each of the errors, listed below, on a cash reconciliation. 1. The bank recorded a deposit of $200 as $2,000. 2. The company's bookkeeper mistak