Instructions: In the following methods, evaluate whether to purchase the new equ

Instructions: In the following methods, evaluate whether to purchase the new equipment or to overhaul the old equipment. (Hint: For the old machine, the initial investment is the cost of the overhaul. For the new machine, subtract the salvage value of the old machine to determine the initial cost of the investment.) Use the net present value method for buying new or keeping the old. Use the payback method for each choice. (Hint: For the old machine, evaluate the payback of an overhaul.) Compare the profitability index for each choice. Compare the internal rate of return for each choice to the required 8% discount rate. Are there any intangible benefits or negatives that would influence this decision? What decision would you make, and why? Write your responses to these questions in a Word document. Your paper should be a minimum of two pages in length. You are not required to support your assignment with outside sources; however, if you do, adhere to APA Style when creating citations and references.

For this task, you will analyze the annual report, the 10-K, other company SEC f

For this task, you will analyze the annual report, the 10-K, other company SEC filings, and industry datafor Home Depot Inc. You will prepare a broad audit plan the company.The broad-based audit plan should identify control risks and areas of focus for the audit. You will providerecommendations for which accounts should be audited using analytical procedures and which accountsshould be tested using substantive tests of detail. Additionally, you will address going-concernconsiderations, the prior year’s audit opinion, and audit locations.Use the SEC Edgar and Reuters websites to find the information you need.

For this task, you will analyze the annual report, the 10-K, other company SEC f

For this task, you will analyze the annual report, the 10-K, other company SEC filings, and industry datafor Home Depot Inc. You will prepare a broad audit plan the company.The broad-based audit plan should identify control risks and areas of focus for the audit. You will providerecommendations for which accounts should be audited using analytical procedures and which accountsshould be tested using substantive tests of detail. Additionally, you will address going-concernconsiderations, the prior year’s audit opinion, and audit locations.Use the SEC Edgar and Reuters websites to find the information you need.

Week 3 Assignment – Budget Summary Overview: For this assignment, you will revie

Week 3 Assignment – Budget Summary
Overview:
For this assignment, you will review the following scenario and prepare a written summary of your recommendations.
ABC Temp Devices is a domestic and global producer of temperature monitors. Based upon the influx of domestic and global companies wanting to purchase their temperature monitors, demand has recently skyrocketed. The importance of the managerial accounting department has been brought to the forefront, as they are being asked to provide preliminary information on the new business developments. ABC’s major competitor is 123 Engineering Laboratories, located in Pullman, Washington.
Imagine that you are the head of ABC’s managerial accounting department. The CEO has asked you to recommend an operating budget and financial benchmarks compared to the leading competitor in the market, as well as recommend a cost system appropriate for the product.
Instructions:
Prepare a 2–3 page summary of your recommendations. Be sure to include suitable sources to justify the rationale for your decisions.
Recommend a budget type.
Recommend at least one financial benchmark you think the CEO of ABC should consider. Provide a rationale for your response.
Recommend a cost system appropriate for the product.
Provide an explanation of the budgeting rationale you proposed and why you believe your suggestions will put the company in a better position than the leading competitors. Remember to reference the financial benchmark, budget type, and cost system in your explanation.
Use one source to support your writing. Choose sources that are credible, relevant, and appropriate. Cite each source listed on your source slide at least one time within your assignment. For help with research, writing, and citation, access the library or review library guides.
This course requires the use of Strayer Writing Standards. For assistance and information, please refer to the Strayer Writing Standards link in the left-hand menu of your course.
The specific course learning outcome associated with this assignment is:
Recommend a budget type, benchmarks, and a cost system implementation plan for an organization.

Learning Goal: I’m working on a accounting discussion question and need an expla

Learning Goal: I’m working on a accounting discussion question and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) is an organization of CPAs in the United States. Prior to 1972, the AICPA had a major influence on standard setting. In 1972, the FASB began standard setting and was created independent of the AICPA. However, the AICPA remains interested in standard setting. It has a group called the Accounting Standards Executive Committee (AcSEC) that forms opinions on current topics. The AcSEC issues opinions that sometimes agree with, and other times disagree with, the FASB’s thoughts. Locate an AcSEC position (comment letters to other organizations). Select one letter to the FASB, summarize the topic covered by that letter, and indicate the position taken by the AcSEC. Do you agree with the position taken by the AcSEC? Why, or why not?
How much weight do you feel the FASB should put on these AcSEC letters in its due process procedure? Why?
Weirich, T. R., Pearson, T. C., & Churyk, N. T. (2020). Accounting and auditing research, tools, and strategies (10th ed.). Wiley. Do the discussion then response each posted down below. Posted 1 On December 23, 2021, the FinREC (formerly the AcSEC) submitted a letter to the FASB relating to ASU “Financial Instruments— Credit Losses (Topic 326) – Troubled Debt Restructurings and Vintage Disclosures.” In this letter, FinREC stated its support for the ASU. However, it also suggested clarification on the transition to the ASU and changes to the guidance on insignificant delays. The letter expresses FinREC’s interpretation of the transitions but states that other interpretations may be reasonable, suggesting that FASB clarify the guidance in the Basis for Conclusions. FinREC also suggests that a one-year threshold be included in the guidance on insignificant delays. As it is currently written, the ASU would cause any lenders who allowed payment holidays during the pandemic to have to disclose any future payment delays, even if those delays would have otherwise been insignificant. A one-year threshold help to retain the usefulness of the information without including information that is not useful to the readers of financial statements (Newell & Bergen, 2021). I do agree with the position taken by FinREC. Given the situation in the last couple of years, many loans have insignificant payment delays due to the debt holidays, and if any of there were to have future insignificant payment delays, current guidance would “preclude an entity from election to exclude a current modification with a similar insignificant payment delay from the disclosures” (Newell & Bergen, 2021, pg 3). Without the modification, entities could end up reporting information that is not useful for financial statement readers. FinREC is made up of members of the AICPA, many with more than 20 years of experience in varying fields of accounting (Facts About FinREC, 2021). As such, they are a very knowledgeable group of people who understand the technicalities and consequences of changes to accounting standards. The FASB should carefully consider all comment letters they receive, however, letters from groups with extensive knowledge and experience should be considered in greater weight. References Newell A.J. & Bergen L. (2021). FinREC Comment Letter on FASB’s Proposed ASU- Credit Losses – Troubled Debt Restructurings and Vintage Disclosures. AICPA. Retrieved from https://us.aicpa.org/content/dam/aicpa/advocacy/financialreporting/downloadabledocuments/56175896-dec-23-2021-finrecs-comment-letter-on-fasbs-proposed-asu-credit-losses-troubled-debt-restructurings-and-vintage-disclosures.pdf Facts About FinREC (2021). AICPA. Retrieved from https://us.aicpa.org/content/dam/aicpa/interestare… Posted 2 The Accounting Standards Executive Committee (AcSEC) is a title no longer officially used. In 2010 it was renamed to Financial Reporting Executive Committee (FinREC) (AICPA, 2021) Analysis of Collaborative Arrangements (Topic 808) — Targeted Improvements from the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB or Board). As the Comment states ASC 808 is intended to “reduce diversity” by classifying certain transactions. In other words the idea is to reduce the number of options certain transactions could have. (AICPA, 2018) This will increase consistency and make it easier to compare financial statements. You can’t disagree with the goal. What isn’t known at this point is the utility of the changes. After the new classifications are implemented, will there be much reduction of the corresponding “diversity”? Since the AICPA and FASB are essentially two arms on the same regulatory body, more weight will be given to any such guidance than I think should be warranted. Another set of eyes is always a bonus but when those eyes don’t see anything differently the usefulness is limited. A good mix of outside contributors would be far more beneficial. AICPA (June 19, 2018) Analysis of Collaborative Arrangements (Topic 808) — Targeted Improvements from the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB or Board). Retrieved January 8, 2022, from https://us.aicpa.org/content/dam/aicpa/advocacy/financialreporting/downloadabledocuments/finrec-comment-letters/20180619-finrec-cl-asu-collaborative-arrangements.pdf less posted 3 My opinion the letter takes the position of one size fits all balance sheet. This approach is not a very useful one as its results and information will not be beneficial for all users. Also, I can agree with re-consideration to gather all balance sheet information into one in order for the users to make better decision. I also agree with the position taken by them as for different user categories there have to be re-considerations in decision making and hence different balance sheets and if CPA has these balance sheet in one page, it will be very beneficial to them for taking necessary action. 2.How much weight do you feel the FASB should put on these AcSEC letters in its due process procedure? Why? I do feel that FASB should put weight on these letters. These letters are a clear guidance assisting FASB on research and aiding them in making final decisions. The letters are well prepared and are prepared by an experienced professional. Hanson, Jay D., (December 7, 2009) American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Measurement of Financial Instruments. https://www.aicpa.org/advocacy/financialreporting/downloadabledocuments/fv_financial_instruments_comment_letter.pdf
Requirements: 400 words for the discussion and 100 words for response

Learning Goal: I’m working on a accounting test / quiz prep and need an explanat

Learning Goal: I’m working on a accounting test / quiz prep and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.Multiple choice and 3 written responses. ***Assessment is attatched as a PDF.
Requirements: 300 words + answer to multiple choice   |   .doc file

Learning Goal: I’m working on a accounting report and need an explanation and an

Learning Goal: I’m working on a accounting report and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.Imagine you are as a certified fraud examiner. You have been hired by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as a fraud prevention and detection expert. The position you were hired for is to provide training to SEC employees on lessons learned from financial statement fraud committed by publicly traded companies. Using the Internet or Strayer databases, research at least two major fraud cases that were a result of financial statement fraud. Instructions Write a 4–6 page paper in which you: 1. Assess the culture of the organizations that you researched, analyzing the corporate culture or “tone at the top.” 2. Assess the causes of the financial statement fraud(s) and the effectiveness of fraud prevention and detection at those companies based on the research you conducted. Provide support for your assessment. 3. Propose what could/should have been implemented in those companies that would have prevented or detected the fraud, indicating who should have been responsible for the implementation. Provide support for your proposal. 4. Explore the roles and responsibilities at these companies and assess whether that contributed to the fraud, indicating how these roles should be changed to prevent future fraudulent activity.
Requirements: 5 pages

Learning Goal: I’m working on a accounting multi-part question and need an expla

Learning Goal: I’m working on a accounting multi-part question and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.In Module 4, our focus was on variance analysis. This case will ask you to focus on exchange rate variance. Your final written analysis should be submitted in an Excel file.Instructions:Read the case Pounds of Trouble: Pounds of Trouble – Analyzing Exchange Rate Variance.pdf Pounds of Trouble – Analyzing Exchange Rate Variance.pdf – Alternative Formats
Complete Questions 1-4 at the end of the case document.
Please utilize Excel to work out your responses and to show your work.
Please submit your completed Excel worksheet using this assignment link.
Requirements: See instructions   |   .doc file

Create a 4-6 page report that analyzes financial ratios for a company, uses the

Create a 4-6 page report that analyzes financial ratios for a company, uses the data to tell the financial story of that company, and concludes with a recommendation on whether the company would be a viable partner based on its financial condition.
Introduction
It’s essential for senior management to know the financial condition of an organization in order to make strategic decisions. In this assessment, you will apply the financial management skills learned thus far.
Tell the financial story based on financial statements.
Conduct a financial analysis and identify focus areas for enhancing shareholder value.
Interpret ratio computations that are meaningful and inform business decisions and strategies.
Make three recommendations that maximize shareholder value.
Scenario
Maria Gomez is founder and president of ABC Healthcare Corporation, a company that owns hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, urgent care centers, and outpatient clinics. She has called on you to review various financial documents and to make recommendations to maximize shareholder value.
Your Role
You are one of Maria’s high-performing financial analyst managers at ABC Healthcare Corporation and she trusts your work and leadership.
Requirements
Here is what your report should provide for Maria:
A summary of the financial strength of the company through your analysis of the price/earnings and price/book ratios.
The CFO for ABC Healthcare Corporation assessed the market value by reviewing its price/earnings ratios. The price/earnings ratio determines the market value of a stock as compared to the company’s earnings. The price/earnings ratios are listed in the chart below. To calculate the price/earnings ratio, the CFO took the earnings per share and divided that into the market value. As an example, this means that in 2019 investors were willing to pay $12.10 for $1 of earnings.
Price/Earnings Ratio 2019 2018 2017
Market Price 83.62 83.62 83.62
Earnings Per Share 6.91 7.87 9.15
Price/Earnings Ratio 12.10 10.63 9.14
To further assess market value, the CFO looked at book value per share. The book value per share ratio is the per share value of a company in terms of the equity available to stockholders. The book values per share over the past three years are listed in the chart below:
Price/Ratio Ratio 2019 2018 2017
Market Price 83.62 83.62 83.62
Book Value per Share 199.1 209.05 226
Price to Book Ratio .42 .40 .37
The price-to-book ratio (P/B ratio) compares a firm’s market capitalization to its book value. It’s calculated by dividing the company’s stock price per share by book value per share. Here, for fiscal year 2019, the book value per share ratio was 0.42. This explains that investors were willing to pay $0.42 for $1 of book value equity. Price to book value is an important measure to see how much equity shareholders are paying for the net assets value of the company. P/B ratios under 1 are typically considered solid investments.
Based on your analysis, what is your general perception of the company’s financial strength? Is it performing well given industry standards? How does it compare to its closest rival, HCA Healthcare? What information do you need in order to conduct such an analysis?
Given your review, how can it maximize shareholder value? What are focus areas for enhancing shareholder value for the long term? What short-term steps might be necessary for longer-term gains?
In your analysis you may choose to look at competitive data. You may calculate ratios to gain a true comparison.
After conducting your analysis, provide at least three recommendations to Maria that maximize shareholder value.
Deliverable Format
Create a report that tells the financial condition of this company. Your report should provide information on the following:
Analysis of the financial statements.
Evaluation of the true condition and valuation of the company.
Recommendation of actionable items for the company based on the financial analysis.
Financial Condition Analysis Report Requirements:
Remember that you’re preparing a professional document meant for executive leadership with limited time.
Title Page.
Executive Summary.
Company Background.
Overall Financial Analysis.
Financial Ratio Analysis.
Trend Analysis.
Competitive Comparative Analysis.
Recommendations.
Conclusion.
References.
Appendix (if you have additional data, reports, charts, et cetera, to support your analysis).
Additional Requirements:
Your report should follow the corresponding MBA Academic and Professional Document Guidelines, including single-spaced paragraphs.
Ensure written communication is free of errors that detract from the overall message and quality.
Format your paper according to APA style and formatting.
Use at least three scholarly resources.
Length: Between 4-6 pages of content, beyond the title page, references, and appendices.
Use 12 point, Times New Roman.
Evaluation
By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies through corresponding scoring guide criteria:
Competency 1: Apply the theories, models, and practices of finance to the financial management of an organization.
Analyze financial ratio analysis, trend analysis, and competitive average analysis.
Competency 3: Apply financial analyses to business planning and decision making.
Evaluate the provided financial statements of the firm to find its true condition and valuation.
Competency 4: Use data to support evidence-based financial decisions.
Develop actionable items and conclusions, based on the analysis, recommending at least three ways to maximize shareholder value.
Competency 5: Communicate financial information with multiple stakeholders
Tell the current financial story as to the overall health of the firm as it relates to current valuation and the future prospects of the company. Identify focus areas for enhancing shareholder value for the long term. Note what short-term steps might be necessary for longer-term gains.
Your course instructor will use the scoring guide to review your deliverable from the perspective of Maria Gomez. Review the scoring guide prior to developing and submitting your assessment.

Cookie Business Final Presentation Now that you have completed running some calc

Cookie Business Final Presentation
Now that you have completed running some calculations for the cookie business in Unit VII, you will present your findings.The learning objectives of this project allow you to apply accounting concepts and standards to the creation of accounting information and reports. Using your final project from Unit VII as a guide, create a ten-slide PowerPoint presentation. (I have attached my Unit VII paper with the excel spreadsheet)
In this presentation, you want to summarize what you found and discuss how you think these findings will help you make better business decisions. In addition, provide future recommendations for the cookie business based on your report findings.
– Your presentation slides should be somewhat simple (incomplete sentences, bullets, etc.) with appropriate graphics or images.
– You must add content to your presentation (completed sentences) through either the notes feature in PowerPoint.
– Be sure to use APA formatting throughout. Include at least two resources in your report. ( If you need an example of APA formatting, please let me know and I will download from the university website)