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ACC 230 COMPLETE CLASS – ALL DQS, CHECKPOINTS, ASSIGNMENTS, CAPSTONE & FINAL ASSIGNMENTS

Click link below to Purchase Entire Class: http://hwguides.com/ACC-230-COMPLETE-CLASS-ALL-DQSCHECKPOINTS-ASSIGNMENTS-CAPS-11.htm ACC 230 Financial Reporting: Peeking Underthe Financial Hood Week 1: CheckPoint: Assessing Financial Statements Resources: Ch. 2 of Understanding Financial Statements; and Ch. 1 PowerPoint® (pp. 1-10, 111, and 1-13)· Due Date: Day 5 [post to the Individual forum] Search the Internet for the financial statements of your favorite company or youremployer. You can either locate the corporate Web site for your chosen company, or youcan select a company’s financial statements from the EDGAR database athttp://www.sec.gov/edgar/searchedgar/webusers.htm· Post a 200- to 300-word response that includes the following information:o Three strengths and three weaknesses in the financial statementso Trends in net profit, debt ratio as a percentage of total assets, and debt as apercentage of total equityo A review of 2- to 3-year trends and a discussion on positive and negative trendso A confirmation of whether or not the company is discussing what it intends to do tocorrect negative trends. Week 2: CheckPoint: Differentiating Depreciation Methods Resource: Ch. 2 of Understanding Financial Statements· Due Date: Day 4 [Individual forum]· Compose a 200- to 300-word response to question 2.4 on p. 74 (Ch. 2). In addition,include a summary of the advantages and disadvantages of using different depreciationmethods (straight-line versus accelerated). Assignment: Lucent Technologies Case Resource: Ch. 2 of Understanding Financial Statements· Due Date: Day 7 [Individual forum]· Read Case 2.1 Lucent Technologies on pp. 79-80 (Ch. 2) of the text. Then, compose a500- to 750-word paper in APA format that includes your answers to questions 2-4 on p.79 (Ch. 2).· Post your paper as a Microsoft® Word attachment. Week 3: CheckPoint: Preparing an Income Statement Resources: Ch. 3 of Understanding Financial Statements; multistep_template.xls· Due Date: Day 5 [Individual forum]· Complete Problem 3.10 on p. 109 (Ch. 3). Use the multistep_template.xls to prepare amultiple-step income statement. Then write a 200- to 300word summary discussing theimplications of profitability and net income of the company. Week 4: CheckPoint: Analyzing an Income Statement Resource: Ch. 3 of Understanding Financial Statements Due Date: Day 4 [Individual forum]·


Complete Problem 3.16b on p. 111 (Ch. 3).· Analyze the income statement of Eastman Kodak located athttp://wps.prenhall.com/bp_fraser_financial_8 (Select Chapter 1 from the top menu, thenInternet Links in the left-hand menu to access the income statement.) Write a 200- to 300-word response to the problem. In addition, include your analysis ofindicators like earnings per share, operating income, and comprehensive income. Assignment: Web Sites Search Resource: Ch. 3 of Understanding Financial Statements· Due Date: Day 7 [Individual forum]· Research Web sites that contain examples of stock dividends, stock splits, and reversesplits. Yahoo Finance at http://finance.yahoo.com is a good starting point for locatingthese Web sites.· Write a 750- to 1,050-word paper in APA format based on your findings. Include thefollowing in your paper:o A description of the Web site examples you found, including the location (URLs) ofthe Web siteso Definitions of stock dividends, stock splits, reverse splits, and effects on per sharecalculationso A discussion about the reasons for stock dividends, stock splits, and reverse splitso An explanation of how stock dividends, stock splits, and reverse splits affect the firmand the investor· Post your paper as a Microsoft® Word attachment. Week 5: CheckPoint: Preparing a Statement of Cash Flows Resource: Ch. 4 of Understanding Financial Statements.· Due Date: Day 5 [Individual forum]· Complete problem 4.5 on p. 141 (Ch. 4). Refer to Exhibit 4.1 on p. 118 (Ch. 4) to createyour statement of cash flows.· Submit your completed statement of cash flows and a 200- to 300-word analysis of thestatement. ACC 230 Week 5 Rough Draft - Starbucks Financial Health Week 6: CheckPoint: Analyzing Statements of Cash Flows Resource: Ch. 4 of Understanding Financial Statements· Due Date: Day 4 [Individual forum]· Complete Research Problem 4.8a on p. 142 (Ch. 4); however, choose three companiesto compare instead of five.· Post your table in a Microsoft® Excel or Word document. Assignment: Candela Corporation Case Resources: Ch. 4 of Understanding Financial Statements· Due Date: Day 7 [Individual forum]· Compose a 500- to 750-word paper in APA format responding to questions 1 and 2 ofthe Candela Corporation Case on p. 146 (Ch. 4).· Post your paper as a Microsoft® Word attachment. Week 7: CheckPoint: Nortel Networks Case Resources: Ch. 5 of Understanding Financial Statements; Exhibit 5.1: A Checklist forEarnings Quality on p. 153 (Ch. 5)· Due Date: Day 5 [Individual forum]· Compose a 200- to 300-word response to question 3 of the Nortel Networks Case on p.182 (Ch. 5). Refer to the checklist, Exhibit 1, on p. 153 (Ch. 5) for assistance withidentifying quality issues. Week 8: CheckPoint 1: Analyzing Financial Data


Resource: Ch. 6 of Understanding Financial Statements· Due Date: Day 2 [Individual forum]· Complete Problem 6.6 on p. 232 (Ch. 6). Submit your answers to questions (a) and (b). CheckPoint 2: Interpreting Financial Ratios Resource: Ch. 6 of Understanding Financial Statements· Due Date: Day 4 [Individual forum]· Complete Problem 6.2 on p. 230 (Ch. 6). Submit your answer in 200 to 300 words. Assignment: Presenting to Stakeholders Resources: Ch. 6 (pp. 192-193) of Understanding Financial Statements Due Date: Day 7 [Individual forum]· Review the scenario in Problem 6.9 on p. 234 (Ch. 6).· Compose a 350- to 500-word response that includes a paragraph about the main ideasof the annual report and an explanation of how you would present these ideas to thestakeholders. Refer to the questions in the Objectives of Analysis section on pp. 192-193(Ch. 6) for guidance on tailoring ideas to stakeholders. Week 9: Final Project: Evaluating Financial Health Resources: Appendix A, Ch. 1 PowerPoint®, Ch. 6 of Understanding FinancialStatements· Due Date: Day 7 [Individual forum]· Write a 750- to 1,050-word paper in APA format evaluating the financial health of acompany. Highlight the importance of industry comparisons and trends in your paper.· Conduct an industry comparison. Discuss in your paper how your company’s financialperformance compares with others in its industry.· Cite all of your sources, and provide Web site URLs.· Post your paper as a Microsoft® Word attachment.· Submit a Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation of 3 to 5 slides that highlights thefinancial data of your company and illustrates the comparisons you wrote about in yourpaper. Discussion Questions: Week 1: Discussion Question 1 Due Date: Day 2 [post to the Main forum]· Post your response to the following: Go to the SEC’s Web site at http://www.sec.gov andthe FASB Web site at http://www.fasb.org. Identify the mission and main activities of eachorganization. Then, discuss the similarities and differences between the roles of eachentity. Which entity has more influence over financial statement reporting? Explain youranswer. Discussion Question 2 Due Date: Day 4 [post to the Main forum]· Search the Internet or the Online Library for information about the Sarbanes-Oxley law. Auseful guide to some of these provisions is located at http://www.soxlaw.com.· Post your response to the following: Summarize at least two provisions of the law, anddiscuss your interpretation of these provisions with your classmates. Do you believe thislaw will make financial statements more reliable? Also, discuss how Sarbanes-Oxleyestablishes boundaries to ensure ethical practices. What does the law allow or prohibit,and why? Week 3: Discussion Question 1 Due Date: Day 2 [Main forum]· Post your answer to Problem 3.5 on p. 109 (Ch. 3), and then respond to the followingquestion: How can the information contained within the stockholder


equity statement beused for management and investor decision making? Provide specific examples ofsituations in which the stockholder equity information might be used. Discussion Question 2 Due Date: Day 4 [Main forum]· Provide an example from the text or the Internet that demonstrates a situation in which acompany’s net profits looked good in the statements, but the gross or operating profitspresented a different picture. Discuss how this might have occurred.· Respond to the question addressed in Problem 3.6 on p. 109 (Ch. 3): “Why is thebottom-line figure, net income, not necessarily a good indicator of a firm’s financialsuccess?” (Hint: Look for indicators like liquidity or solvency to answer this discussionquestion.) Week 5: Discussion Question 1 Due Date: Day 2 [Main forum]· Post your response to the following: In what ways does the statement of cash flowsrelate to the balance sheet and income statement? Discussion Question 2 Due Date: Day 4 [Main forum]· Post your response to the following: Discuss how the statement of cash flows is used byinvestors. If you were an investor reviewing a statement of cash flows, what sectionwould interest you most? Why? Now discuss the circumstances in which other sectionsof the statement might be important to an investor. Week 7: Discussion Question 1 Due Date: Day 2 [Main forum]· Post your answer to Study Question 5.2 on p. 180 in Ch. 5.· Post your response to the following. As you read your classmates’ responses, considerthe following scenario: If you compared two different companies that used two differentvaluation methods, how might the quality of the results differ? Also, comment on thedifficulty in making comparisons between two firms that use different valuation methods. Discussion Question 2 Due Date: Day 4 [Main forum]· Post your answer to Study Question 5.6 on p. 180 in Ch. 5.· Discuss the consequences of poor quality reporting. What has the U.S. governmentdone to improve the quality of reporting after recent financial scandals, such as Enron? Week 9: Capstone Discussion Question Due Date: Day 3 [Main forum]· Post your response to the following: Discuss what you have learned in this course aboutthe process of analyzing financial statements.


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