Category Archives: Accounting

Activity-Based Costing System

Activity-Based Costing System

Activity-based costing is one of the most accurate methods that can be used to allocate overhead. However, it is not often used in many smaller organizations due to the substantial cost involved with its implementation.

Using the module readings , research the activity-based costing method. Use your research and/or your experiences as a working professional to complete this assignment.

Respond to the following:

If you have utilized an activity-based costing system in your former or current employment, describe how this system had been used. In your response, be sure to include your experience and position on the effectiveness of the activity-based costing system. Support your ideas by drawing on your readings and scholarly articles. If you have not encountered this type of system in your….

Case Analysis – Performance Lawn Equipment

Elizabeth Burke has recently joined the PLE management team to oversee production operations. She has reviewed the types of data that the company collects and has assigned you the responsibility to be her chief analyst in the coming weeks. To prepare for this task, you have decided to review each worksheet and determine whether the data were gathered from internal sources, external sources, or have been generated from special studies. Also, you need to know whether the measures are categorical, ordinal, interval, or ratio.

Prepare a report summarizing the characteristics of the metrics used in each worksheet.

Elizabeth Burke has asked you to do some preliminary analysis of the data in the Performance Lawn Equipment database.

First, she would like you to edit the worksheets Dealer Satisfaction and End-User Satisfaction to display the total….

Financial Statements

Resource:  Financial Statements for (JP Morgan Chase

Review chases financial statements from the past three years.

Calculate the financial ratios for Chase

and then interpret those results against  3 banking industry companies historical data as well as industry benchmarks:

Compare the financial ratios with each of the preceding three (3) years (e.g. 2014 with 2013; 2013 with 2012; and 2012 with 2011). Compare the calculated financial ratios against the industry benchmarks for the industry of your assigned company.

Write an apa with references 750 word summary of your analysis.

Show financial calculations where appropriate

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Determine the type of organization you would like for your company (sole proprietor, partnership, corporation, etc.) and explain the advantages and disadvantages of your selection.

Determine the type of organization you would like for your company (sole proprietor, partnership, corporation, etc.) and explain the advantages and disadvantages of your selection.

Writing, using software, and interpreting results is a large part of your learning experience. These assignments are designed to improve your use of technology and communication skills. Using proper business English and resources from the library you will comment and share your research with your classmates. Make sure you note your source in proper APA format.

Financial Statements Assignment

Assignment Content

Purpose of Assignment

This activity helps students recognize the significant role accounting plays in providing financial information to management for decision making through the evaluation of financial statements. This experiential assignment requires students to use ratios to evaluate and analyze a company’s liquidity, solvency, and profitability.

Two-Rivers Inc. (TRI) manufactures a variety of consumer products. The company’s founders have run the company for thirty years and are now interested in retiring. Consequently, they are seeking a purchaser, and a group of investors is looking into the acquisition of TRI. To evaluate its financial stability, TRI was requested to provide its latest financial statements and selected financial ratios. Summary information provided by TRI Document presented below.

TRI Documents

Required:

a. Calculate the select financial ratios for the….

Compare the tax advantages of debt versus equity capital formation of the corporation for the client.

Assignment 1: Client Letter

Due Week 2 and worth 150 points

Imagine that you are a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with a new client who needs an opinion on the most advantageous capital structure of a new corporation. Your client formed the corporation in question to provide technology to the medical profession to facilitate compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Your client is very excited because of the ability to secure several significant contracts with sufficient capital.

Use the Internet and Strayer databases to research the advantages and disadvantages of debt for capital formation versus equity for capital formation of a corporation. Prepare a formal letter to the client using the six (6) step tax research process in Chapter 1 and demonstrated in Appendix….

Stockholders’ Equity Section Of The Balance Sheet

Answer the following questions in 1,050 words using the Lachlin Corporation Balance Sheet located on p. 575 of Financial Accounting:

How many shares of common stock are outstanding? Assuming there is a stated value, what is the stated value of the common stock? What is the par value of the preferred stock? If the annual dividend on preferred stock is $36,000, what is the dividend rate on preferred stock? If dividends of $72,000 were in arrears on preferred stock, what would be the balance reported for retained earnings?

Use the Week 4 Excel® spreadsheet and submit with your answers.

Phoenix MGT 498 Strategic Management Research Project PowerPoint

Create a PowerPoint presentation with speaker notes for Caterpillar Inc. leadership in which you summarize your key findings, propose recommendations, and provide rationale for your recommendations. Use enough slides to address all of the assignment.

Respond to the following prompts:

Summarize your evaluation of the alignment between what Caterpillar Inc. is currently doing and their mission, vision, or values statement. Would you propose any changes to Caterpillar Inc.’s mission, vision or values statements? Why or why not? (Refer to Wk 1, Bullet #4.) Summarize your assessment of whether Caterpillar Inc. is leveraging the appropriate value and cost drivers for their business strategy. Would you propose any changes? Why or why not? (Refer to Wk 2, Bullet #3.) Summarize your analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of Caterpillar Inc’s competitive advantages. Based….

Provide a critical analysis of M&R’s implementation of the balanced scorecard, including an identification of the strengths and weaknesses of the program.

For this Assignment, review Case 14-1, “Global Oil” in Chapter 14 (pp. 649-654) of your course text and reflect on the information presented. Consider how the balanced scorecard should be implemented, including how it the results of this implementation might contribute to organizational decision making.

The Assignment:

Provide a critical analysis of M&R’s implementation of the balanced scorecard, including an identification of the strengths and weaknesses of the program. Prepare a response to the following: Was the adoption of the balanced scorecard at M&R responsible for turning around the organization’s financial performance? Explain why or why not.

2-3 paragraphs in APA format

Baldwin’s Turnover Rate For This Year Is 6.29%. This Rate Is Projected To Remain The Same Next Year And No Further Downsizing Will Occur From Automating

Baldwin’s turnover rate for this year is 6.29%. This rate is projected to remain the same next year and no further downsizing will occur from automating. Baldwin plans to spend an additional $500 beyond the extra amount above the $1000 recruiting base it spent this year. The goal of this additional investment is to improve the quality of applicants. What would the total recruiting cost be for Baldwin next year? Select: 1

$168,535

$202,242

$185,389

$219,096

Next year Baldwin plans to include an additional performance bonus of 0.25% in its compensation plan. This incentive will be provided in addition to the annual raise, if productivity goals are reached. Assuming the goals are reached, how much will Baldwin pay its employees per hour? Select: 1

$28.22

$29.63

$31.04

$28.15

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