Evaluate management control systems and examine their relationship with accounting and planning, including feedback and non-financial performance measurements.

adding for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic / organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric.

Points: 160 Assignment 1: Financial Analysis
Criteria Unacceptable

Below 70% F

Fair

70-79% C

Proficient

80-89% B

Exemplary

90-100% A

1. From an investor’s view, review the last annual report for chosen company. Use financial analysis tools of liquidity, profitability, and solvency to evaluate the company’s performance and reasons for investing or not investing. Include the company’s ranking in the industry, and its major competitors.

 

Weight: 35%

Did not submit or incompletely used financial analysis tools of liquidity, profitability, and solvency to evaluate the company’s performance and reasons for investing or not investing. Did not submit or incompletely included the company’s ranking in the industry, and its major competitors. Partially used financial analysis tools of liquidity, profitability, and solvency to evaluate the company’s performance and reasons for investing or not investing. Partially included the company’s ranking in the industry, and its major competitors. Satisfactorily used financial analysis tools of liquidity, profitability, and solvency to evaluate the company’s performance and reasons for investing or not investing. Satisfactorily included the company’s ranking in the industry, and its major competitors. Thoroughly used financial analysis tools of liquidity, profitability, and solvency to evaluate the company’s performance and reasons for investing or not investing. Thoroughly included the company’s ranking in the industry, and its major competitors.
2. From an investor’s views, discuss at least three (3) non-financial factors that suggest investing in this company. These may include environmental responsibility (sustainability), corporate governance, etc. Explain the main reasons why these are important to an investor.

 

Weight: 30%

Did not submit or incompletely discussed at least three (3) non-financial factors that suggest investing in this company. Did not submit or incompletely explained the main reasons why these are important to an investor. Partially discussed at least three (3) non-financial factors that suggest investing in this company. Partially explained the main reasons why these are important to an investor. Satisfactorily discussed at least three (3) non-financial factors that suggest investing in this company. Satisfactorily explained the main reasons why these are important to an investor. Thoroughly discussed at least three (3) non-financial factors that suggest investing in this company. Thoroughly explained the main reasons why these are important to an investor.
3. 3 references

 

Weight: 7%

No references provided Does not meet the required number of references; some or all references poor quality choices. Meets number of required references; all references high quality choices. Exceeds number of required references; all references high quality choices.
4. Writing Mechanics, Grammar, and Formatting

Weight: 7%

Serious and persistent errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation, or formatting. Numerous errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Partially free of errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation, or formatting. Mostly free of errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation, or formatting.
5. Appropriate use of APA in-text citations and  reference section

Weight: 7%

Lack of in-text citations and / or lack of reference section. In-text citations and references are given, but not in APA format. In-text citations and references are provided, but they are only partially formatted correctly in APA style. Most in-text citations and references are provided, and they are generally formatted correctly in APA style.
6. Information Literacy/Integration of Sources

Weight: 7%

Serious errors in the integration of sources, such as intentional or accidental plagiarism, or failure to use in-text citations. Sources are rarely integrated using effective techniques of quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing. Sources are partially integrated using effective techniques of quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing.

 

Sources are mostly integrated using effective techniques of quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing.
7. Clarity and Coherence of Writing

Weight: 7%

Information is confusing to the reader and fails to include reasons and evidence that logically support ideas. Information is somewhat confusing with not enough reasons and evidence that logically support ideas. Information is partially clear with minimal reasons and evidence that logically support ideas. Information is mostly clear and generally supported with reasons and evidence that logically support ideas.

 

 

Week 6 Assignment 1 – Submit Here

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Assignment 1: Financial Analysis

Due Week 6 and worth 160 points

Use the Internet or Strayer databases to research one (1) publicly traded company and review its last annual report. Use an investor’s view to perform financial analysis and discuss various non-financial factors impacting investment decision.

Write a two to three (2-3) page paper in which you:

  1. From an investor’s view, review the last annual report for chosen company. Use financial analysis tools of liquidity, profitability, and solvency to evaluate the company’s performance and reasons for investing or not investing. Include the company’s ranking in the industry, and its major competitors.
  2. From an investor’s views, discuss at least three (3) non-financial factors that suggest investing in this company. These may include environmental responsibility (sustainability), corporate governance, etc. Explain the main reasons why these are important to an investor.
  3. Use at least three (3) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not quality as academic resources.

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:

  • Analyze and interpret financial statements.
  • Evaluate management control systems and examine their relationship with accounting and planning, including feedback and non-financial performance measurements.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in financial accounting for managers.
  • Write clearly and concisely about financial accounting using proper writing mechanics.

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