Develop a two-part document that addresses challenges of global financial mana

 
Develop a two-part document that addresses challenges of global financial management (2-3 pages) and ways of improving ethics in finance and corporate governance (4-6 pages).
Introduction
It is important to understand the challenges of financial management in the global work environment; this is one of the key focuses of your assessment.
Corporate ethics is another frequently discussed concept in the field of financial management. For example, consider the Enron scandal and the ensuing legislation to enact Sarbanes/Oxley. For your assessment, you will examine other actions that can be taken to mitigate ethical problems.
Instructions
This assessment consists of two parts that you should combine into one document to submit.
Part 1: Challenges of Financial Management in a Global Work Environment (2–3 pages)
Use the Capella library and the Internet to find current articles on the relationship of the US dollar and other currencies. One resource that discusses this option often is The Economist. You will use your research as a foundation for your assessment.
Use your research to address the following:
Describe six major factors that distinguish financial management in firms operating entirely within a single country from those that operate in several different countries.
Describe some of the common barriers to entry for a firm entering a new country for business.
Discuss how financial management varies from country to country.
Use at least three research resources to support your ideas.
Part 2: Improving Ethics (4–6 pages)
Use the Internet and the Capella University Library to gather at least three resources about ethics and corporate governance, and then answer the following questions in the second part of your assessment:
What can be done to improve ethics in finance?
What can be done to improve ethics in corporate governance?
Use at least three research resources to support your ideas.
Additional Requirements
Length: 6–9 typed, double-spaced pages. In addition, include a title page and references page.
Written communication: Written communication should be free of errors that detract from the overall message.
Style and Formatting: Your document should be formatted according to APA style and formatting to cite your references.
Resources: You must use at least three references to support each part of your assessment.
Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 point.
Competencies Measured
By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the course competencies through the following assessment scoring guide criteria:
Competency 1: Maximize shareholder wealth.

Analyze ways in which to improve ethics in finance.
Analyze ways in which to improve ethics in corporate governance.

Competency 6: Strategically manage global financial environment.

List six major factors that distinguish financial management in firms operating entirely within a single country from those that operate in several different countries.
Describe common barriers to entry for a firm entering a new country for business.
Discuss how financial management differs from country to country.

  Complete two problems related to strategically managing global financial issue

 
Complete two problems related to strategically managing global financial issues. The problems focus on currency appreciation and exchange rates.
Introduction
By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the course competencies through the following assessment scoring guide criteria:
Competency 6: Strategically manage global financial environment.

Calculate currency appreciation rates.
Calculate cross rates in foreign currency.

Instructions
For this assessment, complete Problems 1–2, applying the necessary knowledge to strategically manage global financial issues. You may need an HP 10B II Business Calculator to complete the following problems. You may use Word or Excel to complete the assessments throughout this course, but you will find Excel to be most helpful for creating spreadsheets.
Problem 1: Currency Appreciation
Suppose that 1 Euro could be purchased in the foreign exchange market today for $0.25. If the Euro appreciated 10 percent tomorrow against the dollar, how many Euros would a dollar buy tomorrow?
Problem 2: Cross Rates
Assume the exchange rate between US dollar and Indian Rupee is 60 Rupees = $1, and the exchange rate between dollar and British pound is 1 Pound = $1.5. What is the exchange rate between the Rupee and pound?
Competencies Measured
By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the course competencies through the following assessment scoring guide criteria:
Competency 6: Strategically manage global financial environment.

Calculate currency appreciation rates.
Calculate cross rates in foreign currency.

 ACC 330 Final Project One Guidelines and Rubric Overview There are three major

 ACC 330 Final Project One Guidelines and Rubric Overview There are three major projects within this course that follow the same storyline. In this first project, fictional clients Daniel B. Butler and Freida C. Butler are reaching out to you by email, asking for your help with their taxes this year. They sent you an email to give you some background information and ask what additional information you will need to complete their tax return. To read the email, see the Final Project One New Client Email document in the assignment prompt in your course. Review the Reading and Resources sections for Modules One through Four for additional resources to help you respond to the critical elements. In this project, you will be emailing the Butlers and professionally explaining and justifying what you need from them in order to accurately do their taxes. This project represents an authentic demonstration of competency because it is a common scenario that accountants may face in the field. The project is divided into three submissions, which will be submitted at various points throughout the course to scaffold learning. These projects will be submitted in Modules Four, Six, and Eight. The assignments, readings, and activities in which you have participated in Modules One through Four will directly support the creation of your response email. In this assignment, you will demonstrate your mastery of the following course outcome:  ACC-330-01: Evaluate an individual’s tax-related documents for relevant information in the preparation of federal tax returns Prompt In your email back to the client, you must address the critical elements listed below. The codes shown in brackets indicate the course outcome to which each critical element is aligned. When responding to your new clients’ email, make sure to address all of their questions and concerns. This will help support the critical elements below. I. Identify what additional documents the clients need to provide in order for you to do their taxes. [ACC-330-01] II. Differentiate types of income and expenditures. [ACC-330-01] III. Identify applicable deductions and credits available for the clients. [ACC-330-01] IV. Explain how you utilized the IRS website for staying current in the application of appropriate tax codes and laws. [ACC-330-01] 2 Final Project One Rubric Guidelines for Submission: Your email back to the client must be 1–2 pages in length using the Final Project One New Client Email Template (found in the assignment prompt in your course). Using the template will help ensure your email response is written professionally. Use double spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, and one-inch margins. 

In Module 4, we’ve learned about Cybersecurity and Auditing. Please review all m

In Module 4, we’ve learned about Cybersecurity and Auditing. Please review all materials posted in this module, and submit a thoughtful discussion post in response to the readings. Specifically, you’ll have to 
(1) summarize and explain the main points of the articles that you choose from the assigned papers 
(2) conclude with your own opinion about the issue being discussed in the article. 
Your opinion can be supported by personal experience, specialized publications, textbooks, and/or scholarly research. Discussion posts should be no shorter than 200 words. You need to cite at least two sources outside the readings and needs to be in APA format.

Company Choice – Macy’s Your mission is to develop a comprehensive report to you

Company Choice – Macy’s
Your mission is to develop a comprehensive report to your CEO. Your task is to analyze the company in this context and provide recommendations.  You decide how each topic should be addressed and include research to make/support your strategy/policy recommendations. Your report should include an assessment of your company’s corporate governance “readiness” and provide suitable recommendations to ensure compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and new regulations published by the regulatory bodies.
In the spirit of a Forensic Financial Analysis, you should analyze the firm’s financial statements and policies as a risk management exercise for the benefit of the company CEO.  Look for any “bodies” buried in the statements and associated notes, as well as the types of information disclosed to the public (e.g., pro forma earnings).  Your goal here is to identify any areas where the firm is vulnerable to SEC action (fraud or otherwise) and report these to the CEO as a preemptive risk mitigation action.  The required text Financial Shenanigans should be used as a reference to guide your approach in this area. I recognize this is a difficult task, given the short exposure to forensics financial analysis and the restricted information available to you. Do the best job you can.
For your Corporate Governance Assessment, you are should assess the integrity and rigor of the firm’s corporate governance structure (Board, Audit Committee, stock options policies, pension fund policy, etc.) to identify any weaknesses you can find and provide recommendations to strengthen governance policy. The corporate governance readings and recommended text, Building Public Trust: The Future of Corporate Reporting provide a good framework for your analysis and research.  

Need for 2 students  Week 6 :(chapter 16,17,18) Initial Postings: Read and refle

Need for 2 students 
Week 6 :(chapter 16,17,18)
Initial Postings: Read and reflect on the assigned readings for the week. Then post what you thought was the most important concept(s), method(s), term(s), and/or any other thing that you felt was worthy of your understanding in each assigned textbook chapter.Your initial post should be based upon the assigned reading for the week, so the textbook should be a source listed in your reference section and cited within the body of the text. Other sources are not required but feel free to use them if they aid in your discussion.Also, provide a graduate-level response to each of the following questions:
American Airlines and British Airways are proposing to merge. If British pilots and American pilots are represented by different unions, how would this merger affect airline costs?
[Your post must be substantive and demonstrate insight gained from the course material. Postings must be in the student’s own words – do not provide quotes!] [Your initial post should be at least 450+ words and in APA format (including Times New Roman with font size 12 and double spaced). Post the actual body of your paper in the discussion thread then attach a Word version of the paper for APA review]Submitting the Initial Posting:Your initial posting should be completed by Thursday, 11:59 p.m. EST.  
Activity #6
1. Describe a decision a company has made when facing uncertainty. Compute the expected costs and benefits of the decision. Offer advice on how to proceed. Compute the profit consequences of the advice  2. Identify something you buy or sell that could be bought or sold using an auction. How would you run the auction? Do a benefit-cost analysis of the auction relative to how you currently buy or sell.  
This is to be in narrative form. Bullet points should not to be used. The paper should be at least 1.5 – 2 pages in length, Times New Roman 12-pt font, double-spaced, 1 inch margins and utilizing at least one outside scholarly or professional source related to organizational behavior. This does not mean blogs or websites. This source should be a published article in a scholarly journal. This source should provide substance and not just be mentioned briefly to fulfill this criteria. The textbook should also be utilized. Do not use quotes. Do not insert excess line spacing. APA formatting and citation should be used. 
Problem Set #7 (pls check attachement for exercise )(week2 bussiness case )
Attached Files:
Types of Contracts ExerciseThe first part of this week’s exercise will identify opportunities to utilize the different types of contracts within your Week 2 Business Case project. The instructions are within the attached template.Earned Value Management (EVM) ExerciseThe instructions for EVM exercise can be found within the attached exercise template. 

During job interviews, potential employers often ask candidates to describe a ti

During job interviews, potential employers often ask candidates to describe a time where they have demonstrated their initiative and/or results driven skills. This week, you’ll have a chance to practice. Describe a time at work, home, or school where there was a problem and you took the initiative to solve that problem and to seek results on your own. How did it go?
Consider using the accomplishments you listed in your assignment from last week to add to your story

Week Thirteen: Course Project – Ratio Analysis on Financial Statements In week t

Week Thirteen: Course Project – Ratio Analysis on Financial Statements
In week twelve you selected a publicly traded company and found their annual report. Now that you have their financial information I would like you to perform a ratio analysis on the financial statements. Focus on the financial statement analysis chapter (PDF) you are reading this week. You will want to compute ratios for your company for the last two years. Do not compute each ratio you learned about for your company. There may be some that are not relevant. Rather focus on those eight ratios that you feel are the most important and relevant to analyze how your company is doing. Make sure to justify the ratios that you choose for your analysis. Compare how your company has done to the industry averages. Do you notice any trends that are positive or negative? Does anything look good or bad that is notable? Do you have any suggestions on things they could be doing to improve these ratios? Please analyze what you found for each of the eight ratios. Then organize your findings into a 15 minute presentation. Be sure to include some background on your company in your presentation.Submission Details: 
15 minute presentation
Please use PowerPoint for your presentation. 

Week 7: Guidance for submission of the three files in the Assignments folder The

Week 7: Guidance for submission of the three files in the Assignments folder
The grading rubric found in the syllabus will be used to grade the deliverables for the project. Take care to avoid academic dishonesty. Create, read, and edit your work. Explain the analyses in your reports using your own words. If you use direct quotes or paraphrased content, provide links and/or parenthetical references for your sources. Copying information from the Web and pasting it into LEO is plagiarism. Plagiarism is cheating. Reports, spreadsheets, presentations, and discussion postings must comply with UMUC academic honesty policies.
1.  Microsoft Word document:
• Estimated length: five to seven (5-7) pages
• 1 inch margins top & bottom; 1 to 1.25 inches on left & right sides
• Line spacing: single spacing with double spacing between paragraphs
• Font size: 12 CPI
• Font style: Times New Roman
• Save the file with YOUR NAME in the file name.
Example: YourNameSECreport.docx
2.  Excel Ratio File spreadsheet:
• Using the SEC Financial Statements Ratios and Calculations, prepare a ratio analysis of your SEC corporation’s current and prior years financial statements. In addition to presenting the year to year profit and loss and balance sheet variances, calculate inventory turnover, operating margin, working capital and operating margin. Explain the value of understanding why inventory balances, inventory turnover, cost of goods sold, operating margin, and working capital are important metrics for Cost Accounting. Label your work in Excel to assist those who read your work.
• Using the SEC 10-K financial statements, create a three year comparative income statement with summary line items focusing on revenue through net income with key line items included but items of lower value appropriately grouped as All other Expenses. Revenue, Cost of Goods Sold, SG&A, and Income Tax Expense should be separate line items. Include a vertical analysis column for each of the three years presented.
https://www.sec.gov/reportspubs/investor-publications/investorpubsbegfinstmtguidehtm.html
· Formulas must be embedded into the cells
If you do not know how to create formulas in Excel, click the following link and take a free 40-50 minute training course offered by Microsoft: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/excel-help/overview-RZ101773335.aspx?section=1 or use other resources.
• Save the file with YOUR NAME in the file name.
Example: YourNameSECreport.xls
3.  Microsoft Power Point presentation:
• Prepare your slides to make a formal presentation to the senior management team of your manufacturing corporation. Be creative and present an overview and meaningful cost    accounting information to support decision-making by corporate executives and other key personnel internally at your manufacturing corporation. Use your own judgment to      select the cost accounting-related highlights for your presentation.
• You may wish to add audio or to provide speaker’s notes for your presentation.
• Save the file with YOUR NAME in the file name.
Example: YourNameSECreport.ppt
Upload the three components of the project under the appropriate tabs in the Assignment folder for the SEC 10-K project under Week 7.