The Perceived Limitations Of Budgets

02 Nov 2017

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This article examine the discussion about the budget has been the subject of widely unfavourable criticism, the fundamental of which seems to be that the budgeting being incompetent to achieve the requirements of the competitive modern environment in recent years. In other word, there are criticisms and debates over the value of budgeting. One of ...

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What Are Narrative Reports

02 Nov 2017

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1.0 Introduction In recent years, the nature of business has changed fundamentally. Due to the recent global financial crisis, regulators and businesses have realised that the financial reporting system today is no longer sustainable. However, some of the companies have collapsed in the past even though they had extensive regulatory and reporting standards (ACCA, 2011). ...

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The Quality Metal Service Center

02 Nov 2017

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Quality Metal Service Center has shown its resilience in the industry through its century old existence banking on industry knowledge and high quality products. The company is doing well and would like to maximize its potentials by looking into its control system. Analysis has shown that potentially profitable projects may not be pushed through due ...

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User For Financial Statement And The Characteristic

02 Nov 2017

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The Quantity Of Disclosure

02 Nov 2017

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Moving from the assumption that high-quality information should usefully support external users in the judgment of past and future performance, we hypothesize that highquality disclosure is positively associated with accuracy and negatively associated with the dispersion of analysts’ earnings forecasts. According to Robb, Single, and Zarzeski (2001), proof of the progressive loss of relevance of ...

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The Overview Of Account System

02 Nov 2017

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With the establishment of any business, one of the essential steps is the development of a dependable accounting system. In many instances, the system is designed in-house and installed by a member of the entity’s own accounting department, although the system may be developed by an outside source such as a public accounting firm or ...

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Three Main Types Of Business Organisations

02 Nov 2017

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A Sole trader is a business started and run by one individual who provides the capital. It is easy to set up and operate. There are no formal procedures in establishing a sole trader business. The main legal obligation is that you must register as a self-employed person with the Revenue Commissioners. If you wish ...

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The Role And Limitations Of Accounting Information

02 Nov 2017

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The product of accounting is accounting information. Accounting information is primarily used to decide between different courses of action and results in an informed decision making process. The aim is for it to reduce the uncertainty inherent in the business environment where key decisions are required to be made about the future. It further reduces ...

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The Managing Financial Principles And Techniques

02 Nov 2017

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Price is based on the expense to produce the physical product or provide a service. This is known as cost of goods on a balance sheet and can include raw materials and other costs like machinery, labor and administrative overhead in goods-production companies, or salaries and bonuses in service-provider companies. Other internal and external considerations ...

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The background and role of inventory in accounting

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Introduction International accounting standard No.2 (IAS2) "Inventory" gives the rules which should be followed during the recording and presentation of inventory. Inventory refers to goods which are held by a firm for sale, are in the production process or are materials which will be consumed in the production process or in giving out of services. This standard does not apply to financial instruments and it gives out ...

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Importance of ‘True and Fair" View of Financial Statements

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Introduction This essay focuses on the definition of the ‘true and fair view’ and how to use in accounting practically. In my opinion, ‘true and fair view’ is essential in the real world of accounting because the company has to provide reliable and relevant information to demonstrate its actual financial situation in financial report. However, from December 2013, the ‘true and fair view’ is not defined ...

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Stock Market Shocks

03 Oct 2016 20 Sep 2017

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Keywords: stock market shocks, great depression Stock Market Shocks during the Great Depression and the International Financial Crisis. ABSTRACT: This paper inspects the impact of stuns saw in the Stock Market on yield and vocation. Amid the Great Depression. We display three principle discoveries. Initially, an unfavorable budgetary stun prompts a decrease in the assembling division's yield and vocation that crests around 11 months a short ...

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Internal Auditing Systems in Detecting Fraud

03 Oct 2016 20 Sep 2017

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INRODUCTION The chapter shall looks at the background of the study, statement of the problem, research questions, objectives of the study, purpose of the study, hypothesis, assumptions of the study, delimitation of the study, limitations of the study, and the organisation of the study. BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY Auditing was firstly introduced in the year 1879, in the banking sector when banking ...

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Taxation in the UK and Bangladesh

03 Oct 2016 20 Sep 2017

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Keywords: uk taxation, bangladesh taxation Unit-12: Taxation Introduction Taxation: It is concerned with the tradition of a countries government acquiring monetary fund from its countries populace in order for them to fund their public services. [1] For instance, taxation is used to build and maintain its public roads, public libraries, parks etc. Taxation is also used to support the countries security services like the police, army, ...

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International Accounting Standards

03 Oct 2016 20 Sep 2017

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APC311 INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL REPORTING ASSIGNMENT (Word count: 3, 080) Introduction The growth of international activities has been rapid over time. These activities include areas of international trade, international investment, international bond and equity offerings, capital movements between countries and the number of multinational firms. Countries, entities and bodies who carry out these activities continuously seek to achieve growth and higher returns at lower cost of financing. ...

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Cost and Performance Management

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COST AND PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT TABLE OF CONTENTS 1.0 INTRODUCTION 2.0 PURPOSES OF STANDARD COSTING 2.1 Decision Making Purposes 2.2 Challenging Target 2.3 Setting Budgets 2.4 Control Device 2.5 Inventory Valuation 3.0 ADVANTAGES OF STANDARD COSTING 3.1 Budgeting 3.2 Inventory Costing 3.3 Overhead Application 3.4 Price Formulation 3.5 Efficiency 3.6 Cost Control 3.7 Motivation 4.0 LIMITATION OF STANDARD COSTING 4.1 Limitations In Applicability 4.2 Reactive Nature 4.3 ...

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Accounting Software System of Hospital

03 Oct 2016 20 Sep 2017

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Introduction: Once the accounting system is installed in the hospital then the hospital records would be kept electronically. All the manual work would be shifted in the computer through the operators. This would lead to many benefits for the organization. First of all the cost of the hospital would be decreased and the time wold be saved for the staff. All the information for the medicines ...

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Accounting for Borrowing Costs

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Keywords: borrowing costs, accounting standard interpretation Abstract To prescribe the accounting treatment for borrowing cost incurred irrespective of its nature either capital or revenue and to interpret the said accounting standard in a fairly manner with the help of accounting standard interpretation as issued by ICAI. Introduction With the advent of Industrialisation, Organisations need more resources so as to compete in the Industry which it pertains ...

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Accounting Conservatism and Risk Taking Decisions

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Keywords: positive accounting theory, accounting conservatism Introduction Manager is in a position of Captain in Charge in ship of the Organization, so that to make organization more beautiful Manager has duty to make an important decision on Corporate Investment. These types of decisions create Agency Problems because of the time interest differences between manager and shareholder. This research is carried out to understand how conservatism accounting ...

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Accounting Rules and Joint Ventures in Europe

19 Sep 2017

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Bridging the GAAP The International Accounting Standards (IAS) was supposed to be a unifying conceptual framework which would bring accounting practices of various firms and industries under a single umbrella of standards. No matter if it is a Greek shipping magnate or an Italian fish processing plant, the EU envisioned that they would work within a single standard to better facilitate trade amongst various nations. Indeed, ...

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Internal Auditing Case Study

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 Activity 1. Key entity-level controls COSO Component Entity-level Controls Control Environment Organization wide integrity code of conduct Raising awareness and application of the code Granting restricted accesses to managers based on their department and responsibility scope Risk Assessment Organization wide risk assessment Risk ...

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Case Study - Skullcraft and ERP

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 Discussion Questions What inspired Skullcraft to pursue ERP even though the company had just 26 employees? Solution An Enterprise Resource Planning system is an integrated system which helps the organization to manage its resources; inventory, procurement, supply chain, finance, human resource etc. are few of the many resources an ERP helps to manage. Although, the company had just 26 employees, an ERP system ...

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Enron Accounting Scandal

08 Aug 2017 17 Aug 2017

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The Enron accounting scandal is one of the most shocking nightmares in the profession's history. Enron rises to success quickly after its establishment in 1985. However, despite attracting huge share prices, the company files for bankruptcy in December 2001 and its share value plummets from $92 to $0.67 within a span of one month. The question that most stakeholders still have is how such a ...

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Director Networks and Stock Price Cash Risks

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IntroductionA sprouting issue in corporate governance and the business world is the concept of executivenetwork. Recent accounting and finance literature use social network theory to explain variouscorporate behaviors and practices steaming from information, resources exchange and relationshipbuilding. The correlation between executive network and earnings management (Omer et al, 2016; Chui, et al 2012), director network and tax management (Brown & Drake, 2013), and director network ...

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Hanjin Bankruptcy Causes

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Abstract Over the past five years, Hanjin Shipping Co Ltd has maintained its ranking among the top 10 shipping companies in the world making it in 8th position in 2015 (JOC 2016), however, on 31st of August 2016, Hanjin Shipping declared bankruptcy. It was clearly leading to bankruptcy as company was showing low profitability and Hanjin vainly attempted to increase liquidity but it was too ...

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JB Hi-FI Corporate Social Responsibility

08 Aug 2017 17 Aug 2017

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Report: Part A For JB Hi-FI there are 4 types of corporate social responsibility to report. The environmental section must be included and it provides information on actions the company is taking to meet carbon footprint requirements. Second are Philanthropic responsibilities stating how the company supports charities through funding. Third is ethical involves workplace safety or the employee health and mainly involves the welfare of ...

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Factors in Inventorial Costs

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 1) Inventorial costs definition: In accounting, inventorial costs are those costs incurs when company obtain products or make to the end products before they sell them. So Inventorial costs are also involving to product costs which include costs of direct labour, direct material and manufactural overhead. Inventorial costs are recorded in inventory account as assets in balance sheets before products are sold as costs of ...

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Investment Report on Qantas Airlines

08 Aug 2017 17 Aug 2017

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Introduction Qantas main international hubs are at Sydney and Melbourne airport, as well as operates a significant number of international flights. Qantas owns Jetstar Airways and when it became privatised in 1993, became one of the most profitable airlines in the world. Qantas has a total of 299 aircrafts and 29,350 employees as of 2015, and its closest competitor is Singapore Airlines (SIA). ...

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Prevention of Fraud and Mismanagement Policy

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PURPOSE The Prevention of Fraud and Mismanagement Policy outlines measures taken by the Institute to prevent fraud and mismanagement. SCOPE This policy applies to all members of staff. STATEMENT Rosary Tertiary Institute is committed to dealing with fraud prevention. The Professional Conduct of Staff is the principle guide for dealing with fraud prevention. It states that staff members are required to inform themselves about fraud ...

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Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and Teva Pharmaceutical

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Teva Pharmaceuticals is the largest generic pharmaceutical manufacturer in the world[1]. As of December 22, 2016, Teva Pharmaceuticals now holds the record for the largest fine by a pharmaceutical company for violating the foreign corrupt practices act. The settlement amount includes $283 million fine from the DOJ and a subsequent $236 million fine from the SEC. This total fine of $519 million far outweighs the ...

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Audit Process of Computer Company

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Introduction Internal auditing is a consulting activity on a company that is independent. It aims at helping a company/ form evaluate its managerial system, identify issues in the firm and control the process of governance. Therefore an internal audit helps in supporting the board in their duties of completing important businesses in the company. The main issues faced by the auditor is whether research and ...

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Can the Tax Industry be Self-Regulated?

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Tax Summative: Critically discuss the assertion that the tax industry cannot be trusted to regulate itself. Introduction, how is UK Tax Industry regulated? HMRC What ways have HMRC been successful? PwC scandal FOR Assertion Ethics Final Opinion https://umu.diva-portal.org/smash/get/diva2:1055242/FULLTEXT01.pdf It is well known that tax advisory work within the UK is a legally unregulated profession, therefore in order to uphold high standards, the profession depends ...

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Why I Chose to be An Accountant

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Accounting is an information and measurement system that we use for the purpose of identifying, recording, measuring, and communicating relevant and reliable information about an entity to those with an interest in the entity. Accounting is a very challenging and rewarding career with a wide variety of career paths that one can venture in. Accounting is more of a communicating language in the world of ...

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Conceptual Model of Strategic Data Projects

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CHOSEN SCENARIO: VINCE'S VINYL Analysis and Design A. Conceptual Model: A conceptual model, or a summary-level data model, is generally used on strategic data projects to describe an entire organization. As the most abstract form, it is useful in communicating ideas to a wide variety of stakeholders. Platform specific information, e.g., data types, is excluded. Other implementation details, e.g., procedures and interface definitions, are omitted. ...

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Financial History of American Airlines

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American Airways was incorporated in 1930, becoming American Airlines in 1934. Operating as a passenger and cargo carrier, they also offer freight and mail services. With 9 hubs functioning throughout the country, they average around $522 million a month. In 1939, they began trading stock on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the symbol AAL. (Yahoo Finance, November 2013) American Airlines began trading stock ...

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Introduction to the Monetary Model

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  A monetary model is a revised depiction of reality, planned to yield hypotheses about budgetary lead that can be attempted. A basic part of a budgetary model is that it is generally subjective in diagram in light of the way that there are no objective measures of fiscal outcomes. Assorted money related investigators will make particular judgments about what is relied upon to illuminate ...

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Concepts and Features in Bookkeeping

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1. Name two (2) business needs relating to bookkeeping Business needs will vary according to what type of business it is. Accurate recording and maintenance of transactions is a business need relating to bookkeeping another is compliance with legal requirements. As a bookkeeper you are required to be up to date with legislation related with bookkeeping to make sure you are able to do certain ...

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The Co-operative Group Financial Report and Auditing

16 Aug 2017 17 Aug 2017

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Background knowledge, evolution from origin and ethical issues Ever since the establishment of the Rochdale Society of Equitable Pioneers in 1844 together with the subsequent major merger incurred within its expansion period during 2000 to 2012. The Co-operative Group, colloquially known as the Co-op, has been burgeoning for the last 17 decades, contingent upon the Rochdale principle which espouses dividend returns to members. Pending between ...

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Global Impacts on Management Accounting

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Increasing global business competitiveness. Globalization results in more opportunity and threats, as well as more competition and customers for many countries and organisations. Business need to improve their competitiveness. To realize product differentiation and cost controlling or provide better products or services to customers, deliver responsiveness are most of firms' goal. To realize business competitiveness goal led organisation to take new management accounting systems and ...

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Traditional vs Activity-Based Costing

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 Introduction: It is paramount for all types of firms to invest into a costing system. Cost management enables a firm for continued progression to enable its budget to be more vigorous and ultimately more cost effective. This essay aims to outline the framework for the main two costing systems that determine the costs and predict the activities that are consuming the most resources. To retrieve ...

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Decision Making Process in Firm Partnership

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Summary of Case Charles Tollison was in the middle of an audit engagement when his managing partner told Charles that he was passed on for the promotion to and audit partner. This was not the first time that he had failed to be promoted to audit partner while at his firm. Charles has very little faith when his managing partner, Linton, said, "promised that the ...

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Role of Corporate Budgeting

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Accounting and Financial Management  Budgeting is the Process of expressing quantified resource requirements (amount of capital, amount of material, number of people) into time-phased goals and milestones (BusinessDictionary.com, 2017). Budgets help decision makers to identify problems and to increase their understanding of the task environment (Ahrens 1997). For this reason, budgeting is "still regarded as an organizational imperative if costs are to be controlled ...

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Lean Manufacturing Disadvantages

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Introduction "The most noteworthy evolution of lean accounting in recent years has been a sharpening focus on value. Lean has always been centered on creating value for customers and eliminating non-value adding waste" (Asefeso, p 9). Lean accounting has been steadily making it possible for manufacturers to explicitly measure value in financial terms and to focus improvement efforts on increasing value. With many manufacturers now ...

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Independent Audit Risks

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Case 1.8 1. Misstated development costs and revenue measurement are both inherent risks when auditing live theatrical companies. To detect the first, auditors should design testing procedures to evaluate whether deferred development costs are reasonable to the production. This would involve obtaining itemized lists of costs and comparing them to similar expenditures industry-wide. To test for proper revenue measurement, the auditor would have to compare ...

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Challenges Facing Financial Management in Schools

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The challenges and solutions of financial management in colleges and universities in the era of big data and Internet Abstract- With the development of Internet information technology, public financial management reform deepening, accounting focus Universities facing the management accounting change, the financial sector as a core sector universities, data centers will become a big school and participate in school management, decision-making, analysis and forecasting. ...

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Fair Value Reporting Advantages and Disadvantages

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Discuss the pros and cons of fair value reporting for investors? Why has this trend emerged, and how does asset value volatility seen during and since the Global Financial Crisis effect your views on this? There have been many debates in previous decades amongst the investors, users of the financial statements, on whether fair value accounting is worth being used. According to IFRS 13, fair ...

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Financial Statement Analysis: Hilton Worldwide Holdings

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Company Overview HiltonWorldwide Holdings Inc.is one of the largest and fastest growing hospitality companies in the world. The company is correctly positioned in the industry. We expect Hilton to grow at about 6.92% the same rate as its competitor and to maintain the median returns it currently generates. Hilton has relatively high profit margins while operating with median asset turns. Hilton's year-to-year change in revenues ...

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Theories of Demand for Audit

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Audit refers to an examination of the financial reports of a firm by an independent entity. The separation of business ownership and management in modern society has created a need for accountability; causing the role of audit to change as the needs of stakeholders' change. Audit, in itself, caters to the relationship of accountability; independent from other parts of the firm to provide a true ...

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Importance of Accounting Information in Business Development

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Describe how accounting information helps shareholders and lenders to make decisions concerning the operations and performance of the entity. Accounting information can be used by shareholders and lenders to look at an entity's financial position and whether it is viable to invest or lend to the entity. If the performance of a company has been poor and there is no indication of this improving, a ...

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Contemporary Concepts of Innovation and Organisation Changes

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TABLE OF CONTENT INNOVATION AND CHANGE MANAGMENT....................................................... 3 ROLE OF INNOVATION AND ORGANISATIONAL CHANGE.................................. 4 CONTEMPORARY INNOVATION FRAMEWORKS................................................. 5 THE FACTORS THAT FOSTER INNOVATION........................................................ 5 TYPES OF INNOVATION STRATEGY.................................................................... 6 PROFESSIONAL VALUES AND ETHICS IN INNOVATION...................................... 7 WHY INNOVATION MAY REQUIRE CHANGE IN ORGANISATIONS...................... 8 CRITICALLY ANALYSE THE ROLE OF LEADERSHIP............................................... 9 DESCRIBE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF VARIOUS APPROACHES.............................. 9 CONCLUSTION................................................................................................... 10 BIBLIOGRAPHY...................................................................................................11   BUSINESS 605 ...

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Vershire Company Case Study

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Company Description and Background Vershire Company is a diversified packaging corporation with various large divisions. Its most prominent segment; the Aluminum Can division, is one of the largest manufacturers of aluminum beverage cans in the United states. This case focuses on the budgeting process and performance analysis of Vershire. A major concern of the company is pleasing the customers as most of their buyers have ...

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Guinness Market Entry to Peru

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MASTER IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION The following assignment is aimed at evaluating the attractiveness of Peru market as a potential entry market for the Irish Company, Guinness Breweries. Using the method of International Market Selection market will asses under the Systematic Approach and the model called Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP), we will weigh the three main criteria: Economic, Politics and Cultural. Based on the result ...

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Accounting and Finance for Decision Making

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Financial Management ABC plc has grown from a company with £10,000 turnover to one with a £17m turnover and £1.8m profit in the last five years. The existing owners have put all their financial resources into the firm to enable it to grow. The directors wish to take advantage of a very exciting market opportunity but would need to find £20m of new equity ...

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International Accounting Developments

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Identify the nature of the accounting system used in the country and give supporting evidence to justify the reasons for your decision. As a country, Egypt has experienced a dramatic change towards democracy and transparency. This has further been exposed within the financial statements produced in the country. Through the development of the Egyptian Accounting Standards, the country has transformed from a centralised economy, branded ...

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Impact of Audit Quality of Real Earnings Management

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Abstract This study aims to evaluate the influence of audit quality (auditor size and auditor tenure), political connection, and institutional ownership toward real earnings management. Purposive sampling was conducted and 83 manufacturing companies registered in Indonesian Stock Exchange during 2010-2014 were acquired as the samples. For testing the hypotheses, panel data regression random effect model was used. The results showed that auditor size and institutional ...

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Volkswagen and Nike Accountability Mechanisms

16 Aug 2017

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"An ever evolving set of responsibilities (and accountabilities) for the functioning and welfare of individuals, society and the environment is entrusted to public sector organisations and private business enterprises." Using both positive and negative examples discuss the above statement. Accountability is defined as "the fact or condition of being accountable; responsibility" (Oxford Dictionary, 2016). It is an essential part of all businesses both large ...

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Rising Costs: Retail Industry and Funeral Industry

16 Aug 2017

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The retail industry feeds more than 64 million people every day in UK. The retail sales account for £177.5bn makes 51% contribution to UK economy. It employs 3.8 million people make up 14% employment in UK (IGD, 2015). Figure: Total Retail Spend by Category (Retail Economics, 2016). As the figure shows, the retail industry can divided into several categories. The largest part is food ...

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History of Federal Taxation in the United States

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The existing taxation policies in the U.S. have been characterized by a myriad of changes over the decades as a result of variations in the government's roles as well as the changing circumstances. The U.S. Department of Treasury asserted that the kinds of taxes imposed, their percentages as well as the size of the collections differ from what they were 100 years ago due to ...

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Kirkpatrick's Four-Level Training Evaluation Model

16 Aug 2017

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Case Scenario Sunshine Supermarket is an upcoming supermarket in Singapore. It first opened its door for business in the year 2014 at Jurong East. Sunshine Supermarket's primary aim is 'to serve the customer'. Keeping existing customers happy is important, as they are more likely to return. This is more cost effective for the business than acquiring new ones. Sunshine Supermarket's original product range of grocery ...

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Importance of Workflow Process in Financial System

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2.2 Research questions Key research questions will be: How important is the implementation of the workflow process within the financial system (SAP)? What weakness or issues are evident in the current process in relation to purchases orders approvals? How efficient is the current approval process and how trustworthy? What are the most important activities the management can take to improve the current process? Does ...

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Development of Corporate Governance in Nigeria

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3. Literature Review 3.1 The code of corporate governance Over the years, Nigeria has experienced rapid development with regards to corporate governance. This can be noted in the 2003 Code of Corporate Governance (SEC Code), the 2006 mandatory Code of Corporate Governance for Nigerian Banks post consolidation (CBN Code) and most importantly the 2007 Code of Conduct for Shareholder Associations in Nigeria (SEC Code for ...

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Customer Service Bench Marking

08 Aug 2017

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A) Customer Service Bench Marking The Old Ground Hotel Built in the early part of the 18th Century as a private dwelling and a hotel since 1895. The Old Ground has played its part in the Republics tumultuous beginnings and the Town Hall once incorporated a jail." Currently the hotel is a 4-star hotel ran by the hotel group the Flynn brothers. ...

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Strategic Management Accounting Analysis

08 Aug 2017

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This essay presents a critical analysis of strategic management accounting and the roles of management accountants in it. The starting point for this analysis is the argument presented by Cadez and Guilding (2008, p. 838) that "while the recent past has seen increased interest in SMA, the area is still under-defined and no universally accepted SMA framework exists". Principally, this essay argues that whilst strategic ...

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Internal Audit Effectiveness in Public Sector Organizations

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  Determinant of Internal Audit Effectiveness in Public Sector Organizations: Which factors matter? Abstract Internal audit (IA) play a pivotal role in reinforcing good governance in both public and private organizations through a value-adding role. Yet very few research conducted on the IA effectiveness especially in public sector. The current study aims to examine empirically determinant of effectiveness of IA within organization. Effectiveness scale developed through ...

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British Petroleum Foundation: Financial Analysis

08 Aug 2017

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British Petroleum Foundation British Petroleum (BP) is one of the world's leading integrated oil and gas companies, and it is the third largest energy company and the fourth largest company in the world. It provides customers with energy for heat and light, fuel for transportation, lubricants to support the performance of engines and petrochemicals products to diversify daily use items. BP was founded in 1908 ...

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Co-op Governance, Plan and Strategy Analysis

08 Aug 2017

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Current position of the company; 3 Year Re-build Plan Co-Op is currently in the midst of its 3 year rebuild plan which was first presented in 2014 following the financial crisis related to their banking division. Since then there has been a large investment into their workforce with as many as 5,400 managers attending "Being a Co-op Leader" events and over 70,000 members embarking on ...

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Accounting Information Systems - Example Questions

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ACCOUNTING INFORMATION SYSTEM II INTRODUCTION Accounting is the basic way of organizing and reporting financial information which is all about inflow and outflow of money. Accounting system is also used to identify, analyse, measure, record, summarize and communicate relevant information to the internal and external users. Data is the facts that collected, recorded, stored and processed in information system. While information is the data which is already ...

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Disadvantages of IFRS for SMEs

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Keywords: advantages of ifrs for smes International Financing Reporting can be referred to as a set of accounting standards developed by the International Accounting Standards Board which is applied when preparing the Financial Statement and Balance Sheet of a company. In providing a global framework, IFRS has its own specific goals of how public companies organize and disclose their financial statements. Definition of Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) ...

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Advantages of Traditional Budgeting

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Keywords: traditional budgeting benefits Traditional budgeting is one the first budgeting systems created. Traditional budgeting system is still commonly used in many organizations today. The reasons why organizations still using traditional budget, this is due to framework of control. The role of the budget is to give focus to an organization, and help the coordination of activities and enable control. Large companies might struggle to plan, coordinate ...

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Principles Based Accounting Advantages

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The primary advantage of principles-based accounting rests in its broad guidelines that can be applied to numerous situations. Broad principles avoid the pitfalls associated with precise requirements that allow contracts to be written specifically to manipulate their intent. A 1981 study sponsored by FASB found evidence that managers purposefully try to structure leases as operating leases to avoid incurring additional liabilities. Providing broad guidelines may improve the ...

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Independence of Mind Example

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Keywords: independence of mind meaning The word of 'INDEPENDENCE' is defined as 'freedom from situations and relationships which make it probable that a reasonable and informed third party would conclude that objectivity either is impaired or could be impaired.' (Kaplan, 2009, pp.117) There are 2 types of independence, that are independence of mind and independence in appearance: Independence of mind The state of mind that permits the ...

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Reporting Irregularities in Financial Statements

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Nowadays, especially is Bulgaria, people are becoming more and more hungry for money, that is why the word fraud takes part more often in our speech. Fraud is part of criminal law, and it comes when we have personal gain by fraudulent way or damaging another individual. The most common purpose of frauds are connected with person or entities trying to assign and stole money or valuables. ...

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Barratt Development Account Information Analysis

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Keywords: accounting information system analysis, ais example Assessing the role of accounting information and accounting information system at Barratt Development Abstract Accounting information and accounting information systems (AIS) in today's information age play critical roles in facilitating decision-makers with accurate financial status of the organization and activities to pursue strategic objectives. Accountants, who are the disseminators of accounting information, need to ensure that the information provided ...

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Purpose and Use of Different Accounting Records

23 Mar 2015 28 Jun 2017

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Keywords: accounting records types, accounting records uses Accounting record is defined as the all of the documentations involved in the preparation of financial statements and records which are relevant to financial review and audits which include recording of assets and liabilities, ledgers, journals, and any other supporting documents like invoices. Ledger: - Maintaining ledger is a must in all accounting system. Ledger is used for preparing trial ...

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Finance in the Hospitality Industry

23 Mar 2015 27 Jun 2017

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Keywords: hospitality finances, finance planning hospitality Introduction. According to the Barrows & Powers (2009, pp. 3-5) hospitality industry has included hotels , restaurants and other related organisations to the food industry and it has given more emphasis on providing customer sensitive products and services in order to gain profitability and customer satisfaction. Hence, the application of finance and accounting has been done a great deal to achieve ...

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Regulatory frameworks for financial reporting

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Discuss the reasons why we need a regulatory framework for financial reporting. What are the advantages and disadvantages of making accounting rules by law as opposed to using IASB standards? The body of rules which determine how financial accounts will be compiled in any particular situation are known as the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP); these are drawn from a number of sources. The first of these ...

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Audit and Auditing Literature Review

23 Mar 2015 06 Jun 2017

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Keywords: audit literature review, fraudulent financial reporting 2.1 Introduction This chapter reviewed the detail literature on important keys in this research such as the audit, audit firm tenure, audit firm size, fraudulent financial reporting and relevant past research findings on (i) the relationship between audit-firm tenure and fraudulent financial reporting and (ii) the relationship between audit-firm size and fraudulent financial reporting. 2.2 Audit Definition of audit is different ...

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Control Function in Management

23 Mar 2015 31 May 2017

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Controlling is one of the four main functions in management. It is important to managers in order to ensure all planning, organising and leading run as smoothly as desired. If managers are able to ensure that each plan made and every task given to the employees are carried out perfectly, and the results expected is what had been planned, control is not required. Unfortunately, managers are not ...

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Analysis of historical cost accounting

23 Mar 2015 19 May 2017

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Introduction Accounting is a measurement and communication of financial information about economic activities to interested persons. [1] The primary role of accounting is to provide an effective measurement and reporting system which is also accounting information system for decision making. The corporate form of a large business has created separation of business ownership and control. 'Outsiders' of an organization, usually, don't possess first-hand knowledge of the day-to-day running and ...

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Importance of budgeting analysis

23 Mar 2015 19 May 2017

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Introduction This report is aimed to evaluate the importance of budgeting, analysis the benefits and problems that brought by budgeting and also discusses the behavioral aspects of budgeting. A budget is a comprehensive, formal, coordinated, detailed, quantitative plan that estimates the probable expenditures for acquiring and using financial and other resource for an organization over a specific time period (Margaret, George, 2011). Budgeting describes the overall process ...

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The Importance Of Audit Independence

23 Mar 2015 16 May 2017

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1. Introduction As the development of the modern business, audit is playing a more and more important role to insure the trueness of the financial report and help report users to make proper decisions. Consequently, it is very important for auditors to remain independence in body and mind when conducting an audit based on a public limited company. To expound this topic clearly, the essay is divided ...

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Significance Of Departmental Accounts

23 Mar 2015 16 May 2017

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This report has done on wide research of financial accounting. This report has five parts. First part includes departmental accounting and its significance. Second part shows a calculation for a given question. Third part includes four fundamental accounting concepts such as going concern, matching concept, prudence and consistency with examples. Forth part includes users and uses of financial accounting and statements. Finally fifth part shows a significance ...

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Importance of costs in pricing strategy

23 Mar 2015 16 May 2017

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Price of a product is a major element of the marketing mix. Pricing is one of the most important strategic issue because it is related to the product positioning. The price goes in hand with the other marketing mix elements such as product promotion, channel decisions and its features. For a developing the pricing of a new product, there can be a general sequence of steps that ...

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Sainsburys Ratio Analysis

23 Mar 2015 15 May 2017

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Accounting and Finance Assignment - Sainsbury's Ratio Analysis Nowadays, it is important for organizations to know how to survive in the competitive market in which they are involved, markets that require managers who understand and are aware of the internal and external factors that concerns to the company. Therefore, it is vital to know the existence of different techniques of measurement such as financial tools, which can ...

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Absorption and marginal costing methods

23 Mar 2015 15 May 2017

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Absorption costing treats the costs of all manufacturing components (direct material, direct labour, variable overhead and fixed overhead) as inventoriable or product costs in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), (BARFIELD et al., 2001). 1.2 Marginal Costing Variable costing is a cost accumulation method that includes only variable production costs (direct material, direct labour, and variable overhead) as product or inventoriable costs. (BARFIELD et al., 2001) ...

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CSR in Mauritius – An Overview

23 Mar 2015 12 May 2017

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CSR is not so new in the history of Mauritius. A Mauritian company's engagement in CSR initiatives dates back to 20 years ago, which took place at varying points in time. Following Deloitte (2008)'s survey on the CSR policies and actions in Mauritius and Rodrigues, Figure 1 below depicts the path of CSR activities undertaken by the Mauritian companies. Interestingly, according to the survey, the highest percentage ...

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The controllability principle in responsibility

23 Mar 2015 11 May 2017

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One underlying concept of the traditional management control system is the responsibility accounting. It is viewed as an important feature because it permits the ease of decentralization in M-form organizations. It distributes accountability and provides accounting reports on these distributed accountabilities. It provides a way for large unmanageable organizations to be managed such that all subsystems have similar goals. It can be defined as a system where ...

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Financial Ratio And Operating Indicator

23 Mar 2015 10 May 2017

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Riverview Community Hospital operates as a not for profit facility with 210 inpatient beds. The financial ratio and operating indicator analysis of Riverview Community Hospital will attempt to determine their performance within their market. The further assessment of the cash flows, Du Pont equation, and economic value added (EVA) will offer insight to their financial performance. The assessment of the hospitals cash flows will allow the evaluator ...

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Financial Statements: Food And Beverage Operations

23 Mar 2015 10 May 2017

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Product oriented companies create a production budget which estimates the number of units that must be manufactured to meet the sales goals. The production budget also estimates the various costs involved with manufacturing those units, including labour and material. Cash Flow/Cash budget: The cash flow budget is a prediction of future cash receipts and expenditures for a particular time period. It usually covers a period in the ...

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Importance Of Financial Information To Stakeholders

23 Mar 2015 09 May 2017

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Financial information contain in annual reports that the companies are published in periodically. That period is identified as reporting period. Company obligates to provide financial information to their various stakeholders during the past reporting period. Annual report is a report the company report their comprehensive transactions and events to publish and provide for required parties. There are few reasons to publish annual reports by companies generally as ...

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Management Accounting: Information for decision-making

23 Mar 2015 08 May 2017

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Management accounting information should comply with a number of criteria including verifiability, objectivity, timeliness, comparability, reliability, understandability and relevance if it is to be useful in planning, control and decision-making. Explain the meaning of each of the criteria named above and give a specific example to illustrate each. Give a brief explanation of how the criteria detailed in (a) might be in conflict with each other, giving ...

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The advantages and disadvantages of inventories

23 Mar 2015 08 May 2017

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The subject of this paper is the valuation of inventories. We have looked at the rules of the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and Dutch rules. The Dutch rules can be dividend in Title 9 of Book 2 of the Dutch Burgerlijk Wetboek (BW) which is a part of the Dutch law and the recommendations made by the Raad voor de Jaarverslaggeving (RJ) which are giving a ...

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Harmonisation Of Accounting Standards

23 Mar 2015 08 May 2017

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Accounting Standards are the reliable statements of best accounting practices issued by recognized expert accountancy bodies relating to various aspects of measurements, treatments and disclosures of accounting transactions and events, as related to the codification of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). This report presents harmonization of accounting standards, a brief history, and the achievements so far and some challenges faced by the organizations such as the International ...

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Management accounting costing and budgeting

23 Mar 2015 05 May 2017

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Accounting is key success of business but the word accounting is more sophisticated is in case of business. Almost every business before dealing any project or any other important function it should be design an appropriate budget. To make budget first we should thinking about the cost because the cost of the production is always variable. A well-planned budget will bring success for a project. In my ...

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Importance Of IAS37 Requirements

23 Mar 2015 05 May 2017

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Introduction Since IAS 37 is published, companies obeying by international standards can solve the difficulty of how to recognize and measure provision, contingent liability and contingent asset. It provides an explicit direction for companies to disclose incurred transactions associated with liabilities. However, "probable" or "possible" such words are involved many times in this standard which can allow options and creative accounting for companies on whether to recognize ...

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How the role of management accountant has changed

23 Mar 2015 04 May 2017

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Using appropriate academic literature, critically evaluate the argument that the role of the management accountant has changed in recent years from traditional accounting functions to that of a strategic planner and a business partner". Introduction When it comes to the change of management accounting or management accountant, several researchers and scholars have stated the similar view that people cannot describe the management accountants as 'the bean counter', ...

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The Accounting Profit Figure

23 Mar 2015 03 May 2017

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"The accounting profit figure is simply a measure of the true profit of an organisation." Discuss I will start by criticising my initial identification of accounting profit (a calculable amount, with set answer!). Profit is not just a set of calculations which has a defined/set-in-stone answer it can be described as the result after particular accounting rule and conventions have been employed (Deegan and Unerman 2006). These ...

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Incentives For Blue And White Collars

23 Mar 2015 03 May 2017

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The term incentive has been used both in the restricted sense of participation and in the widest sense of financial motivation. The concept of incentive implies increased willingness or motivation to work and not the capacity to work. It refers to all the plans that provide extra pay for extra performance in addition to regular wages for a job. Under this programme, the income of an individual, ...

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The UK Pension System: an Analysis

23 Mar 2015 02 May 2017

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The aim of this essay is to perform an analysis of the UK pension system, understanding its foundation and working. The core focus is to assess the statement "the UK pension statement is fatally flawed and requires that we make fundamental changes in the way we save for old age", by referring to the Pension Commission Reports, and the relative proposals that have been made recently. The ...

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THE INFLUENCE OF CULTURE ON ACCOUNTING

23 Mar 2015 01 May 2017

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The impact of culture on the social institutions like accounting cannot be underestimated. Before the increase in immigration and cross-border businesses, culture has been in the domain of anthropology and archaeology. This work considers whether culture affect unified global accounting practices and whether an understanding of cultural role in accounting can help to understand international accounting standards. These prove will be made evidence using the Anglo-American and ...

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