In this case study, you will apply all of these skills in developing recommendations for Trinity Industries. Though the Sarbanes–Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX) promulgated many internal control structure changes, the company is unsure as to whether they are applying too few or too many internal controls. Unnecessary controls place added burden on staff and cost the company thousands of dollars in monitoring and maintenance.
For this assignment you will prepare an overview of Trinity Industries. Provide an overview of the company and its market industry. Include background, key market demographics, financial position, and governance policies in your company overview. By understanding the industry, you will gain valuable insight into the appropriate software systems that will provide industry-specific needs and financial reporting. You will need this information to conduct your case study.
Prompt: Provide a company overview report of Trinity Industries and its market industry, including background, key market demographics, financial position, and governance policies. Specifically, the following critical elements must be addressed: Address the following seven subjects:
a) Overview of the organization
b) Size of the organization
c) Sector/industry (along with three other companies that would be comparable)
d) Structure/line of businesses
e) Organizational structure (organization chart)
f) Yearly performance in terms of revenue (as compared with the three other companies identified)
g) Management and culture (i.e., how long key staff has been employed, stability of the company over the history, growth in industry)
Your company overview report must be submitted as a 1–2-page Word document with double spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, one-inch margins, and at least three sources cited in APA format.