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Auditing: Events Relating to Financial Statements

Imagine you are an auditor and accidentally discover that one of your clients has been hiding a significant bank account in the amount of $500,000. This account was not disclosed by the client and you had no knowledge of its existence at the time you completed the annual audit. You confronted the owner when you discovered the ac

Corporate Finance: Maximizing Shareholder Wealth

Question: What would you do if the goal of maximizing the stock value was in conflict with other goals (i.e. customer and employee safety, the environment)? What steps would you take to avoid unethical or illegal behavior? Why?

Management Discussion and Analysis: Creating a Memo

Define the management's discussion and analysis. Describe in a memo, not to exceed 300 words, the major items disclosed in this section of the financial report. Respond to at least two of your classmates' postings.

Finance: Intangible Asset Amortization

1. A plant asset purchased for $400,000 has an estimated life of 10 years and a residual value of $20,000. Depreciation for the second year of use, determined by the declining-balance method at twice the straight-line rate is: 2. A plant asset purchased for $330,000 at the beginning of the year has an estimated life of 5 yea

The Importance of Working within Budgetary Constraints

What are some of the factors that contribute to a successful operating budget performance? What are some of the factors that can cause a department to not meet its budget goals? (Hint - think about the things that will cause problems or differences from the budget like more patients than planned, too many staff on hand, etc.).

Renter's Insurance

We Rent, So Why Do We Need Insurance? "Have you been down in the basement?" Nathan asked his wife, Erin, as he entered their apartment. "No, what's up?" responded Erin. "It's flooded because of all that rain we got last weekend!" he exclaimed. "Oh no! We have the extra furniture my mom gave us stored down there. Is everything

Localization requirements

Localization Requires: (LIO) Business Objectives/Critical Success Factors Putting together the following recommendation on Localization (LIO) Accounting & Control (a) LIO Testing (b) LIO Structure (c) LIO Planning (d) LIO Modules: Account Receivable, Accounts Payable, Order management, Purchasing, General Ledger (e)

Analyzing the effect of price change on profitability

A pub is analyzing its pricing of beer. It has determined that the price elasticity of demand for beer is −0.8, the cross-price elasticity for wine with respect to the price of beer is 0.9, the cross-price elasticity for appetizers is -1.4 and the cross-price elasticity for entrees is -2.2. The current average price of a beer

Calculating the Return, Variance and Standard Deviation

Given the large-cap stock index and the government bond index data in the following table, calculate the expected mean return and standard deviation of return for a portfolio 75 percent invested in the stock index and 25 percent invested in the bond index Assumed Returns, Variances, and Correlations

Real Estate Investment Analysis

Please help with the following problem: You have the opportunity to buy a piece of land with your brother-in-law, Joseph Wheeler Dealer. The land can be purchased for $2,000,000 and Joseph is 100% positive that it can be sold for $2,900,000 in seven years. In fact, he will guarantee this sale price. As he says, "this is a

Suggestion Internal controls, Joy Becket Eyeglasses for the poor

Joy Becket is the director of Eyeglasses for the Poor (EP). EP receives donations of eyeglasses and recycles them for use by the nearsighted needy around the world. Sometimes the eyeglass frames are expensive designer frames that can be sold to raise operating funds for the organization. Joy is concerned that EP's resources are

Financial Management and Manipulation

1. In light of the many scandals regarding manipulations of financial reports, are there still merits in analyzing financial statements of public companies? Also, the three major causes of financial statement fraud are rationalization, opportunity and pressure. Read the following article 'http://www.ogfj.com/index/article-displ

International Finance: Using Financial Markets to Expand

Many of the world's leading companies are multinational corporations with operations scattered throughout the world and it makes sense for them to be concerned about the international environment. But why must purely domestic firms be concerned about the international environment? and Suppose you have invested in a baby bl

Personal Finance - Financial Planning

When Nina opened the letter from her aunt, she discovered a wonderful surprise. "My aunt has given me a gift of $12,000!" "Why would she do that?" mused Kevin. "I guess her investments have increased in value by much more than she needs. She wants to share it with family members." Nina shrugged, still in a little bit of shock. "

Expansion opportunities abroad.

Please read the below assignment requirement. This a four part project, however this is only part one. I am only looking for two pages of work, properly sited, (at least 4 references); this does not include cover page, or reference page. I will add the cover, but I do need a reference page. I will do all editing. Please contact

North Sea Oil: NPV WACC Project A Project B Change in capital structure

From the given case information, calculate the firm's WACC then use the WACC to calculate NPV and evaluate IRR for proposed capital budgeting projects with a capital rationing constraint. After you choose the project(s), recalculate the capital structure based on the assumption that the project(s) are implemented and determine i

Better Days Ahead and Their Negative Cash Balance

Better Days Ahead, a charitable organization, has a standing agreement with First National Bank. The agreement allows Better Days Ahead to overdraw its cash balance at the bank when donations are running low. In the past, Better Days Ahead managed funds wisely and rarely used this privilege. Jacob Henson has recently become the

The Changing Interaction of Finance, Information, and Technology

The circumstances of the creation and implementation of the Sarbanes-Oxley act are a matter of public record, and need no major review here. There is no shortage of information about the act and its implications thus far, and even less shortage of speculation about its future impacts and the way in which compliance with those ru

Financing Organizational Technology

In recent years many companies chose to at least partially outsource their IT operations. They are of the opinion that the IT is not the core competence of the company and outsiders who will undertake to provide the IT operation as outside contractors will do a better and possibly cheaper job. The financial manager must be ab

Financial Management and Information Flows

In your project assignment for this module, you'll be pleased to know that there is no calculation involved, at least not by you directly. This time, you'll acquire some hands-on familiarity with a financial information system through exploring what they refer to as the "Kuali test drive". This is a sort of experiential tutorial

Default-free bonds 5%

8.4 Assume the yield curve on "plain vanilla" default-free bonds is flat at 5%, and you are thinking of buying a default-free bond. Specifically, you're thinking of buying a bond issued by Risklessco, a company considered to be default-free by all major bond rating firms. You will select one of the following three bonds, all

Dealing with Risk and Return Trade-Off

Hi, I need some assistance responding to the following questions: - Why are investors risk-averse? How can investors deal with different degrees of risk? - What is the expected return on a portfolio? How can the expected return on a portfolio be manipulated to minimize the risk on that portfolio? - What is the beta coeff

Kirk's Information Inc. Share Valuation

9.3 You are considering an investment in the shares of Kirk's Information Inc. The company is still in its growth phase, so it won't pay dividends for the next few years. Kirk's accountant has determined that their first year's earnings per share (EPS) is expected to be $20. The company expects a return on equity (ROE) of 25% in

Money vs Capital Markets

Compare money and capital markets and identify the major issuers of securities in the different markets and the difference among the various types of securities within and between each of the markets. Within your discussion of the money markets include a consideration of the role of the Federal Reserve System (Fed) and the banki

Financial Regulation in the US

Discuss various measures of capital market efficiency and how efficient capital markets contribute to the efficiency in the market for goods and services (including productive capital). As part of your discussion, consider the implications of the fact that the bulk of trading in capital markets is in outstanding securities and

Business Financial Calculations

The project assignment for module one involves the actual calculation and interpretation of some of the financial ratios you've been reading about. If you haven't reviewed them yet please see this presentation on financial ratios and this this chapter on financial analysis. There are two companies I want you to look at - Arrow

Business Annual Reporting Analysis

Every business, worldwide, whether for profit or not-for-profit, must keep score of its performance and progress. While there are many ways in which a business entity can be evaluated, the most common measures are financial in scope. All businesses must understand how well or how poorly their operations are performing at all t

Economic Tapering

Describe the term tapering as it relates to the Fed's current QE3 program. Include comments about what the Fed is expected to do regaring any upcoming tapering strategies.