Context:
Module 3 report focuses on the analysis and interpretation of the allocated company?s financial performance and position. The allocated company is the same as that for Industry and Strategy Analysis report. Students are required to identify the financial statements, notes to financial statements, and other relevant sections in the company?s annual report, from which information is selected for the company?s accounting analysis.
The module reports are designed to encourage deep learning and an ability to utilise feedback to improve the final report.
Questions
The following questions provide guidance for accounting analysis of your allocated company:
Identify the company?s accounting policies.
Explain if these accounting policies are consistent with the relevant accounting standards. You should refer to five groups of items in the company?s financial statements: assets, liabilities, equity, revenue, and expenses.
Identify if there have been changes in the company?s accounting policies. If so, explain the reasons for, and consequences of, these changes. You should express opinion on the appropriateness of the accounting changes.
Context:
Module 4 report focuses on the analysis and interpretation of the allocated company?s financial structure, risks and returns. The allocated company is the same as that for Industry and Strategy Analysis report. Students are required to identify the relevant sections in the company?s annual report, from which information is selected for the company?s accounting analysis.
The module reports are designed to encourage deep learning and an ability to utilise feedback to improve the final report.
Questions
The following questions provide guidance for accounting analysis of your allocated company:
Select two key ratios you would use to evaluate the following aspects of your allocated company. Explain why you have selected the above ratios. You should refer to the company?s industry and nature of its business operation.
Operating management
Investment management
Financing strategy
Dividend policy
Conduct the cash flow analysis of your allocated company, i.e. evaluate the liquidity and the management of following activities
Operating
Investing activities, and
Financing activities
Evaluate the company?s overall financial performance and financial position at for the year ending 30 June 2015.
Make appropriate recommendations to the company?s executives. You should include the good news highlights, and explain plausible reasons for any bad news.
Identify connections between the company?s financial policies and its strategy as discussed in Report 1 Industry and Strategy Analysis. For example, does any financial policy support the company?s strategy in any way?
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