Overview: In your final project, you will assume the role of an accountant and complete the year-end adjustment process for your company using a provided workbook. This workbook is the first deliverable (Part I) of your final project. In Part II, you will analyze the provided financials of the same company and create a report documenting your findings.
For your third milestone, you will complete a draft of your ratio analysis report so that you can gain feedback and improve your work prior to the final submission in Module Eight. Note that you do not need feedback from Milestone Two to successfully complete this assignment. You should use the provided Final Project Part II template to structure your submission.
Prompt: Specifically, the following critical elements must be addressed:
- Abstract: Summarize the story of profitability and liquidity for your company. In other words, highlight the most important aspects of your report, including your major conclusions.
- Computations: Identify and describe your computations from the Financial Analysis tab of your workbook. Be sure to format your key results in a table or graphical format, as appropriate. Explain why each cited figure was included in your report in terms of its importance for the organization.
- Comparison: Evaluate the financials of the company by comparing current ratios to both historical and industry-average ratios. Clearly identify all unexpected or aberrant figures.
- Conclusion: Draw informed conclusions based on your computations and comparisons in the previous paragraphs. Be sure to justify your claims with specific evidence and examples.
Guidelines for Submission: Your ratio analysis report must be 23 pages in length (plus a cover page and references) and written in APA format. Use double
spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, and one-inch margins. All references must be cited in APA format.