Purpose of Assignment
This week’s focus is on the preparation of financial reports for internal users, such as managers. This case study applies the concepts of managerial accounting, through comparative and ratio analysis, and requires students to identify financial data needed by managers for decision making.
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Resources: Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), U.S. Securities and Exchange Committee (SEC)
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Scenario: You are a loan officer for White Sands Bank of Taos. Paul Jason, president of P. Jason Corporation, has just left your office. He is interested in an 8-year loan to expand the company’s operations. The borrowed funds would be used to purchase new equipment. As evidence of the company’s debt-worthiness, Jason provided you with the following facts:
|Net Income||Up 32%||Down 8%|
|Earnings per Share||$3.30||$2.50|
Jason is a very insistent (some would say pushy) man. When you told him you would need additional information before making your decision, he acted offended and said, “What more could you possibly want to know?” You responded you would , at minimum, need complete, audited financial statements.
Develop a minimum 700-word examination of the financial statements and include the following:
Format the assignment consistent with APA guidelines.
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If you are using Excel to show your work, please ensure that your cells are formatted correctly. While you may not be able to apply APA formatting guidelines in Excel, you are expected to ensure that your content is wrapped within each cell you are using to answer the questions and that you format your spreadsheet in a manner that is presentable. If you have limited or no experience with Excel you can access the Excel Training Videos to brush up on your skills. Otherwise please use the Microsoft Word to answer the questions, explain your findings, and state your support for your conclusions.
Using Microsoft Word requires APA formatting. Resources have been provide for you in the classroom to help you with your assignments.
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