Discussion - Due Today
Sox Discussion- NO apa format- no min word count
Assignment- Due 2/21/15
- Identify situations that might lead to unethical practices and behavior in accounting. Do you think the Sarbanes-Oxley Act has made a difference in the ethical behavior of companies regarding their financial accounting?
- Why or why not?
Resources: Virtual Organizations
Click the Virtual Organization link to access the Virtual Organizations.
Select one of the Virtual Organizations as the basis for this assignment.
Obtain faculty approval of your selected organization before beginning the assignment.
Access the information contained in your selected organization’s balance sheet and income statement to calculate the following:
- Liquidity ratios
- Current ratio
- Acid-test, or quick, ratio
- Receivables turnover
- Inventory turnover
- Profitability ratios
- Asset turnover
- Profit margin
- Return on assets
- Return on common stockholders’ equity
- Solvency ratios
- Debt to total assets
- Times interest earned
Show your calculations for each ratio.
Create a horizontal and vertical analysis for the balance sheet and the income statement.
Write a 350- to 700-word memo to the CEO of your selected organization in which you discuss your findings from your ratio calculations and your horizontal and vertical analysis. In your memo, address the following questions:
- What do the liquidity, profitability, and solvency ratios reveal about the financial position of the company?
- Which users may be interested in each type of ratio?
- What does the collected data reveal about the performance and position of the company?
Format your memo consistent with APA guidelines.