Based on a review of the information contained in the Form 10K report for Amazon.com Inc., prepare an assessment of the firm’s accounting practices and the quality of the firm’s earnings.
Assuming the role of an entering corporate officer, complete an accounting analysis on Amazon. This analysis should reflect a review of at least a three-year period of fiscal years ending with the most recently published Form 10K report.
The discussion portion of the analysis should be three to five pages in length, double spaced, and should employ APA style and format for reference citations. Supporting data (e.g., figures, tables, etc.) and references should be limited to four separate items preferably presented in the written analysis.
Required Organization of Paper:
The following subheadings are to be used and the following topics must be addressed in the paper:
Introduction – The introduction needs to review the assignment or purpose of the paper. It also needs to include an overview of the contents that follow.
Presentation of the Accounting Analysis – Develop and present the basic accounting analysis for the company.
It is necessary to prepare and incorporate a table (tables are always numbered, titled, and show the source of the information) of the relevant criteria being examined in the accounting analysis and their present status. Additional information can be included in the table. These data are to be presented in a table (numbered and titled and that shows the sources). The data are then to be discussed and explained in an accompanying written analysis.
Strengths and Weaknesses Analysis – This section needs to present a careful analysis of the strengths and weaknesses demonstrated by the accounting analysis. This section needs to conclude with a paragraph or two that explain and interpret what the analysis means on an overall basis and as the observations and conclusions are considered collectively.
Summary – Prepare a brief summary of the analysis and key findings.
References – Must clearly demonstrate use of a variety of the assigned readings and supplemental material.
Completeness of analysis:
The analysis must demonstrate understanding of accounting analysis. Use of academic and professional databases, business periodicals, analyst reports, and news articles in this company accounting analysis.