In accounting there is much to be learned, about the financial aspects of a business. In the past five weeks I have learned the importance of financial reports and how they relate to the success of an establishment. These reports may include balance sheets and income statements, which help accountants and the public grasp the overall financial condition of a company. The information in these reports is really significant to, managers, owners, employees, and investors. Managers of a business can take and deduce financial
This course focuses on ways in which financial statements reflect business operations and emphasizes use of financial statements in the decision-making process. The course encompasses all business forms and various sectors such as merchandising, manufacturing and service. Students make extensive use of spreadsheet applications to analyze accounting records and financial statements. Prerequisites: COMP100 and MATH114 / 4-4
The purpose of this paper is to define accounting, and identify the four basic financial statements. The paper also explains how the different financial statements are interrelated to each other and why they are useful to managers, investors, creditors, and employees.
Home Depot and Lowe’s are both large successful home improvement retailers. This paper discusses the background of both companies and goes into detail about the financial ratios including profitability and liquidity ratios. The paper also discusses business risks, audit risks, and the proper audit procedures that are necessary. The paper focuses on audit procedures of three important asset accounts: Cash, inventories, and accounts receivable.
Furthermore, the Key Audit Matter (KAM) of goodwill and intangible assets disclosed in Telstra Corporation Ltd annual report are recognised as core assets. In note 2.4.2, it can be seen that intangible assets has the highest deferred tax liabilities after non-current assets. This is to be expected since it is a telecommunication and technology company so the cost incurred is significant for intangible assets such as research and development, capital costs and obtained intangible assets. Therefore, this is considered highly material as the events or transactions would impact Telstra as a whole such as the industry competitiveness and not just the financial statement alone. Moreover, it is complex to evaluate the impairment of the goodwill and
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The following report is presented in order to show that there is a specific stimulus for the selection of a particular accounting policy or method from a range of its alternatives. In the report, one of the most successful companies of Australia, i.e. Woolworths Limited (Woolworthslimited.com.au, 2015) is chosen and all the requirements of the report are fulfilled keeping this company in mind. The particular area with which the accounting policies relate is tangible fixed asset, and its valuation. For clarity and understanding point of view, the actual examples from the financial statements in the published annual reports of the company in the past
I appreciate the opportunity to advise you regarding the information provided in the work papers. I would like to make the effort to clear up any uncertainties or concerns you may have regarding adjusted lower cost of market inventory on valuation, recording gain or loss on asset disposal capitalizing interest on building construction, and adjusting goodwill for impairment. It is our responsibility to obtain sufficient information to ensure compliance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and information presented is free from biases and inconsistency. The need for this information is due to the nature of business of SUPER CO. These topics will be explained in thorough detail to provide a greater understanding of why this information is essential for financial reporting. The presentation of information is structured to relate to SUPER CO.’s individual business operations.
1. A brief history of the two organisations, and their objectives, in as far as they
The impairment-only accounting model for goodwill was initially brought to the table in 2004, to replace the previous amortization-based model. Over the years, research supported the idea that impairment charges improved the fundamental economic attributes of goodwill than systematic amortization charges. Research also revealed that such annual changes had minor information value to users. According to KPMG (2014), this was the key reason why the US Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) “replaced straight-line amortization of goodwill with this model that was based exclusively on impairment testing” (p. 4). The FASB argued that this approach provides
The process of critically examining the financial information given in books of accounts is called the Financial Statement analysis. Financial Statements are reports prepared to be used by the stakeholders whose rationales differ. Analysis of such statements is vital for an investor/ creditor to learn about the profitability of the business.
Accounting Accounting is the practice of “…maintaining, auditing and processing financial information…” (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accounting) for the purpose of a company, persons or organisation. There are some fundamental parts of accounting which are; “Identifying, measuring and communicating” (Black, 2000). You need to identify the important financial sections of a company, person or organisation which will include the companies
The straight-line method has always used by the company, but recently the company decided to change its method of depreciating long term assets to be consistent with major competitors, which use a declining-balance method. However, this change will cause past expenses to be higher and income to be lower. It is important to remember that net income from continuing operations will decrease at the time of recognition; meaning in the future depreciation expense will decrease, but in a long run it will increase when
The three main types of financial statements¬—balance sheets, income statements, and statements of cash flows—provide essential information about a firm when tracking a company’s performance. These financial statements are provided and distributed by firms in the form of an annual report. As noted by Ciuhureanu, Baltes, & Gorski (2009), financial statements are essential to business management because “they are the fundamental information means of communication towards users” (p. 166). At a high level, company performance is best monitored through profit and loss values on each financial statement. Closer examination of these three types of financial statements reveals firm-specific details about company performance.
an analysis of the company’s accounting policies that are likely to affect interpretation of its financial reports (at least 3 policies)