(ORDER No. #165777) Part A Select a firm that is publicly traded. This ensures you can access the needed data and information from published financial disclosures and articles found in various business journals such as Strategic Finance, Management Accounting Quarterly, etc.

(ORDER No. #165777) Part A Select a firm that is publicly traded. This ensures you can access the needed data and information from published financial disclosures and articles found in various business journals such as Strategic Finance, Management Accounting Quarterly, etc.

Part A Select a firm that is publicly traded. This ensures you can access the needed data and information from published financial disclosures and articles found in various business journals such as Strategic Finance, Management Accounting Quarterly, etc.

Note: For large firms, you may want to study only a segment of the firm. If so, ensure that you break down company data for the segment chosen.

Provide the following background information on the firm you selected.

1. Firm Name

2. Description of the Industry in Which the Firm Operates

3. Type of Business or Segment of the Firm (manufacturing, merchandising, service, or non-profit organization)

4. General Description of the Firm’s Operations, Organization, Products, and Markets

Note: The rest of the report will deal with the concepts covered in this course. Following are concepts that should be discussed in your report. Although some discussion relating to each concept is expected, please feel free to place a greater emphasis on topics of special interest to you. You may also want to place an emphasis on an area of weakness that may result in corrective action by the firm.

Conversely, for your benefit, you may want to explore in depth a topic in which the firm has a real strength. Your study may find areas in which the firm needs improvement. A “no” answer for many of the questions would indicate a weakness in the firm’s systems. In those instances, you should make recommendations. Provide complete details of the recommendations that you make, including why the recommendation is being made and the benefits to be gained. Each of the following components of your report requires a minimum of two (2) pages. This allows flexibility for you to emphasize your areas of specific interest.

Part B Cost Behavior and Cost-Volume-Profit (CVP) (Lesson 1): Assess your firm’s use of these tools.

1. Does the firm break down their costs by behavior?

2. Do they determine their break-even point?

3. Do they use these concepts in the decision-making process? Do you have any recommendations to make?

Part C ABC, Job Order, and Process Costing and Cost Allocations (Lesson 2): Describe the cost system used by your firm.

1. If your firm is not using ABC costing, do you think that it is a good candidate to do so? Why or why not?

2. Do you have any recommendations to make?

Part D Budgeting and Variance Analysis (Lesson 4): Describe the budgeting process used by your firm.

1. Does the process follow the responsibility concept?

2. Can you ascertain how employees view the process?

3. Is a flexible budget concept used? Do you have any recommendations to make?

Part E Cost, Profit, and Investment Center (Lesson 5)

1. Is decision making centralized or decentralized?

2. How is performance evaluated?

3. Does the firm follow the decision-making and evaluation concepts covered in this course?

4. Does the firm use a balanced scorecard?

5. Do you have any recommendations to make?

Part F Decision-Making Policies (Lesson 6): You were given a number of examples showing how relevant financial information was used in decision making. Review the firm’s policies regarding these decisions.

1. Does it follow the concepts covered in this course?

2. Do you have any recommendations to make?

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