Write your paper, read carefully, and consider possible edits and changes.
Your paper should consist, at a minimum, of the following: 4 – 7 pages double-spaced. Page count does not include title page, tables and exhibits, table of contents, and works cited list Title page Bibliography or works cited (business classes use APA format)** PLEASE DO Tables, and appendixes if you wish to copy and paste financial statements or materials you did not write Your paper should use one-inch margins on the left, right, top, and bottom of each page, and font set at 12 point. policy for academic honesty Write your paper, in your own words, using accounting words from our textbook and explaining how these relate to the financial statements of your company Our discussion postings during the semester should assist you in completing this paper Ask questions of your professor on this project Analysis Link for My chosen SEC 10-K annual report: https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/21344/000002134416000050/a2015123110-k.htm Using the Internet, access the SEC 10-K annual report for a publicly traded company of your choice. The company must be a manufacturing company with inventory and accounts receivable.
Review the company’s financial statements and the accompanying footnotes. Use this information to prepare your “analytic” results. You may want to seek additional background and comparative data on the business. Yahoo Finance has a “competitors” feature. The content of your paper should focus on accounting issues and include words used in our accounting class, including financial accounting as well as managerial accounting. An example would be a discussion on inventory: how it is valued, whether there is a WIP account, and other details you learned this semester. Use terms from our class and create displays using the SEC 10-K for your company. The use of headings will label the sections in your paper. You should present the current ratio, debt ratio, profit margin ratio, return on assets, and other financial analysis from our course, both for the current year and as they relate to changes in accounts from one year to the next. Your goal is to explain the financial statements and the information of the SEC 10-K with the knowledge you learn from our class. While not explaining every item in the SEC 10-K, your paper should tell a story and illustrate your mastery of accounting terms and concepts. No more than one page should be devoted to your company’s history and non-financial information.
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