ACC 307 Final Project Part II Guidelines and Rubric Overview

 ACC 307 Final Project Part II Guidelines and Rubric Overview The production and analysis of financial statements are core tasks for accounting professionals. The activities for this final project have traditionally been performed monthly by accountants in most organizations. However, with automation making accounting more efficient, many executives are requiring even more frequent financial statements. This new reality further underscores the need for accurate transaction collection and adjustment computations. Additionally, external users rely on ratio analyses to draw informed conclusions about a company’s financial health. This information often will factor heavily into their investment and lending decisions. In your final project, you will assume the role of an accountant and complete the year-end adjustment process for your company using a provided workbook. This workbook is the first deliverable (Part I) of your final project. In Part II, you will analyze the provided financials of the same company and create a report documenting your findings. The project is divided into three milestones, which will be submitted at various points throughout the course to scaffold learning and ensure quality final submissions. These milestones will be submitted in Modules Three, Five, and Six. Final Project Part I will be submitted in Module Seven; Final Project Part II is due in Module Eight. In this assignment, you will demonstrate your mastery of the following course competency:  ACC-307-02: Identify issues in financial reporting using key ratios and generally accepted accounting principles Prompt Use the provided workbook and the Final Project Part II template to create your report. Specifically, you must address the critical elements listed below. Most of the critical elements align with a particular course competency (shown in brackets). I. Part II: Ratio Analysis Report A. Abstract: Summarize the story of profitability and liquidity for your company. In other words, highlight the most important aspects of your report, including your major conclusions. [ACC-307-02] B. Computations: Identify and describe your computations from the Financial Analysis tab of your workbook. Be sure to format your key results in table or graphical format, as appropriate. Explain why each cited figure was included in your report in terms of its importance for the organization. [ACC-307-02] C. Comparison: Evaluate the financials of the company by comparing current ratios to both historical and industry-average ratios. Clearly identify all unexpected or aberrant figures. [ACC-307-02] D. Conclusion: Draw informed conclusions based on your computations and comparisons in the previous paragraphs. Be sure to justify your claims with specific evidence and examples. [ACC-307-02] 2 Milestones Milestone Three: Ratio Analysis Report Draft In Module Six, you will submit a complete draft of your ratio analysis report. This milestone will be graded with the Milestone Three Rubric. Final Submission Part II: Final Ratio Analysis Report In Module Eight, you will submit the second part of your final project, which is the final version of your ratio analysis report. It should be a complete, polished artifact containing all of the critical elements of Final Project Part II. It should reflect the incorporation of feedback gained throughout the course. This submission will be graded with the Final Project Part II Rubric. Final Project Part II Rubric Guidelines for Submission: Your ratio analysis report must be 2-3 pages in length (plus a cover page and references) and must be written in APA format. Use double spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, and one-inch margins. All references must be cited in APA format.  

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