Financial Accounting ACCT202 Capstone Project – An Overview At


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please contact me. Financial Accounting ACCT202 Capstone Project-2.pdf Financial Accounting ACCT202 Capstone Project – An Overview At North, all of our ACCT202 –Financial Accounting II courses are encouraged to have some type of capstone project incorporated into the course. Your course has adapted with some modification the continuing analysis problem found in your textbook as the capstone project that meets our needs. Before starting this project I want to emphasize how important this project is to North’s accounting department and its ability to design, deliver and update courses that meet student needs while having some sort of overarching evidence that students are learning. This important project also provides accounting students with an opportunity to demonstrate that they can “pull everything together” in a professional and learned way in regards to their experiences in ACCT201 & ACCT202. If we accept that accounting, as defined, is a system of identifying, recording, and communicating economic events of the firm so that interested users can make decisions, then it should be clear that this project focuses on using all you have learned about identifying transactions, recording those transactions and preparing financial statements so that you can now use that knowledge for the end game- analyze financial statements in order to make sound business decisions regarding the firm. Therefore, this project requires you to step up your level of professionalism, written communication, research and analysis. In this project we’re looking for the ability to analyze accounting information and prepare a professional written report. We’re looking for the writing process and communications necessary to be successful in the business community. In the business community it’s important that we avoid giving one line answer that fail to allow a reader or customer to grasp the impact and importance of what we are communicating. Likewise, in this project, brief incomplete concepts and statements, unsupported conclusions and less than professional written communication will not be acceptable. In preparing your written response in this project – I want you to remember at all times that you’re either taking the role of a Wall Street analyst who has tens of people listening to your advice, and depending on what you say, these people might invest tens of millions of dollars based on your analysis and recommendations. Or, you might want to think of yourself as a highly compensated vice president of a commercial bank making decisions to loan millions of dollars to a company based on your analysis of the company future ability to sustain itself, grow and ultimately repay the loan. Either way, your analysis must to be thorough and your concluding statements and recommendations have to be clear; supported by verifiable source data or calculations. In all aspects of this project you are required to show your own work. Simply Googling the ratios, using some other investment web site or printed research report issued by a brokerage firm or bank and turning it in as your own, will not work. In fact the use of such tactics and submitted response will be considered a form of plagiarizing and could result in you receiving a failing grade or other sanctions imposed by the college. In the written/analysis portion, keep in mind the importance of the writing process and communication necessary in the business community – and take a professional approach to this answer. Please visit the LOFT on campus if you need assistance in writing professional level papers. You can also visit the business librarian if you need assistance doing college level research. These resources are both available to online students who cannot come to campus via links in Canvas to the Loft Writing Center Plus and to the NSCC Library Resources. 1) Compute the ratios in the exhibit on page 3 for Target and Walmart for 2010. The financial statements

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