Wednesday, 25 February 2015

ACC 557 Assignment 2 You Are an Investment Analyst

Assignment 2: You Are an Investment Analyst

As the CFO of your corporation, you are in charge of preparing and analyzing financial statements that will be presented to potential investors and creditors. However, before you can present the financial statements to investors and creditors, you need to prepare the financial statements with supporting analysis. Select one (1) pair of the following companies to conduct your financial statement analysis.

  • Pepsi versus Coca Cola, or
  • Amazon versus eBay

Write an eight to ten (8-10) page paper in which you:

  1. Analyze each company’s history, product / services, major customers, major suppliers, and leadership, and provide a synopsis of each company.
  2. Identify three (3) profitability ratios that creditors may be interested in. Calculate the ratio for each company, and prepare a report to summarize your findings on the financial health of each company. Also, recommend to management the manner in which they can improve each of the three (3) ratios identified.
  3. Summarize at least two (2) news events (this may include mergers, acquisitions, or political issues) that occurred from 2012 to the present day, and analyze the impact that these events had on each company’s financial statements. Indicate the primary way in which the merger, acquisition or political issues influence potential investors’ and creditors’ perception of both companies.
  4. Analyze each company’s income statement over the past two (2) years, and determine which company outperformed the other. Suggest a way in which the lagging company can improve its income. Support your suggestion with a specific analysis.
  5. Analyze each company’s balance sheet. Prepare a vertical analysis for each company, interpret the results, and write a financial report. Also, suggest the manner in which the company that is not performing well can improve its balance sheet in order for it to be attractive to potential investors.
  6. Use at least four (4) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academ

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ACC 557 Week 8 Discussion: Venture Capital

"Venture Capital" Please respond to the following:

  • Based on your research conducted in the e-Activity, evaluate the business decision to use a venture capitalist to raise funds, indicating whether or not you believe the company will benefit from this decision in the long run. Provide support for your position.
  • Assess the challenges for businesses using the resources of a venture capitalist, given that significant returns on the investment are likely to be impacted by the firm. Indicate how a business can manage these expectations. Provide support for your rationale.

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Monday, 23 February 2015

Assignment 5: Employee Compensation and Benefits Due Week 10 and worth 250 points Section 2: Presentation

Section 2: Presentation
Create a twenty (20) slide PowerPoint presentation in which you:
4. Provide an overview of the employee compensation and benefits package that you developed in the narrative portion of this assignment.
5. Determine if the employee will be exempt or nonexempt and discuss how overtime will be handled.
6. Suggest other benefits that might be considered within the next few months to enhance employee performance and provide job motivation.
7. Provide information on how government regulations will influence the compensation.
8. Examine data from two (2) organizations listed in the BLS Website with packages similar to yours, focusing on salary, compensation, and benefits in order to convince upper management that your package should be accepted and implemented.
9. Describe how the competitive compensation and benefits package will align with the HRM strategy.

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Assignment 5: Employee Compensation and Benefits Section 1: Narrative

Section 1: Narrative
Write a two to three (2-3) page paper in which you:
1. Choose the type of organization for which you are designing the package.
2. Develop an employee compensation and benefits package for this new position. Support your ideas for the compensation/benefits package.
3. Use at least three (3) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources.

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Assignment 1: MNC Enters China Due Week 8 and worth 300 points

Write an eight to ten (8-10) page paper in which you:

1.Summarize the business that you have chosen, and provide a two to three (2-3) paragraph justification as to why China would be a viable market for the selected business. 2.Examine the exchange rate of the U.S. dollar and the Chinese Yuan for the last 24 months. Explain the major overall changes that have occurred and speculate on the key economic variables that most likely have influenced the exchange rate movements. Provide a rationale for your response. 3.Analyze the major exchange rate risks associated with transaction and translation exposure within the Chinese market. Based on what you have gleaned from your analysis, predict the major changes that you believe will occur in the next 24 months. Justify your response. 4.Recommend key steps that the chosen MNC could take in order to mitigate or eliminate exchange rate risk. Suggest one (1) method that the MNC in question could use with derivatives in order to mitigate, or eliminate such risks. Provide a rationale for your response. 5.Recommend one (1) hedging technique geared toward managing the economic, transaction, and translation exposure in the Chinese market. Justify your response. 6.Conduct a country risk assessment to ascertain whether or not management should support the proposal for your chosen MNC to enter into the Chinese market. Based on Geert Hofstede’s six (6) dimensions of culture, predict three (3) likely problems posed by the cultural differences between the chosen MNC’s culture and the Chinese culture. Provide a rationale for your response. 7.Use at least six (6) quality references, with at least two (2) from peer reviewed journal articles. Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

•Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions. •Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length. The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

•Evaluate the major international financial markets to determine effective methods for financing global business operations. •Analyze the economic variables that influence exchange rate movements and equilibrium price to anticipate fluctuations, and minimize the negative impact on international business operations. •Formulate strategies to use currency derivatives for foreign exchange risk management and for speculation by multinational corporations. •Analyze the exchange rate risks associated with transaction, economic, and translation exposure in global markets, and develop risk management strategies to minimize the impact on international business operations. •Apply a hedging technique to manage the risks of transaction, economic, and translation exposures. •Use technology and information resources to research issues in international finance. •Write clearly and concisely about international finance using proper writing mechanics.

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Wednesday, 18 February 2015

ACC 557 Week 7 Discussion

ACC 557 WK7 DQ

Retained Earnings

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Saturday, 14 February 2015

ACC 557 Assignment 1: You are an Entrepreneur

Assignment 1: You Are an Entrepreneur!
Due Week 6 and worth 280 points

Student life does not generally afford a great deal of free time to pursue your personal interests; however, at one point, you may have considered turning a personal interest or hobby into an official enterprise. Today, you have finally decided to turn that hobby into a business but have realized that you need start-up capital from a lender or investor.

To obtain funding, you need to convince a lender / investor that your business is more than a hobby. You need to demonstrate that you have a firm grasp of your business, the accounting practices that impact your business, the controls needed to safeguard assets, and which accounting system will produce accurate and relevant financial information.

Write a six to eight (6-8) page business plan in which you:

  1. Describe the type of business you have created including:

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Thursday, 12 February 2015

MKT 500 Assignment 2: Part B: Your Marketing Plan

Write a four to five (4-5) page paper in which you:
  1. Develop a branding strategy for your product that covers the brand name, logo, slogan, and at least one (1) brand extension.
  2. Assemble a marketing strategy for your product, and determine an appropriate time table to implement your plan). Provide a rationale for your response.
  3. Prepare a positioning statement. Include a perceptual map that shows your company's position against its competitors. From this map, create a statement that depicts your position. For example, “Our product is the fastest in its class for half the price.†Note: See pp. 54 - 55 in the textbook for examples of perceptual maps. You may use Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, or other equivalent software to create your perceptual map.

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Monday, 2 February 2015

MKT 500 Assignment 1: Part A: Your Marketing Plan

Write a five to six (5-6) page paper in which you:
  1. Write an introduction to your company. Describe your company, its location, and the product it makes or the service it provides.
  2. Develop an environmental analysis that includes competitive, economic, political, legal, technological, and sociocultural forces.
  3. Determine the primary and secondary target markets for your company. Next, analyze the primary and secondary target markets that you identified for your company. Be sure to cover the 4Ps, 5Cs and STP.
  4. Decide the main goals that you would like to achieve within the next year (short term) and the mains goals that you would like to achieve within the next five (5) years (long term). Determine the most appropriate ways to measure both short- and long-term goals. Note: Consider the following metrics: tracking downloads of Website content, Website visitors, increases in market share, customer value, new product adoption rates, retention, rate of growth compared to competition and the market, margin, and customer engagement.
  5. Develop both a SWOT analysis and needs analysis for your product. Each analysis should examine four (4) strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats for your company.
  6. Use at least four (4) academic resources as quantitative marketing research to determine the feasibility of your product / service. These resources should be industry specific and relate to your chosen product / service. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources.

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Sunday, 1 February 2015

FIN 534 – Homework Set #2

1.      What is the present value of the following uneven cash flow stream −$50, $100, $75, and $50 at the end of Years 0 through 3? The appropriate interest rate is 10%, compounded annually.


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