- FINANCIAL REPORTING AND ANALYSIS
This assignment comprises 30% of total assessment in this unit. The word limit is 3,000 words all-inclusive except for the title page and reference list. Please note that
THE ASSIGNMENT REQUIREMENTS
You are required to review a specific Company called Gunns Limited listed on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX), and operating substantively in Tasmania. Your review is to be based on a historical analysis of that company, the application of accounting standards where applicable, and information derived from the society(s) and info sphere within which that company operates. Whilst information produced by the company over time, through its publication of Annual Financial Statement and Reports, is considered important and should be a key element of your review, you must take into account the limitations of General Purpose Financial Reports (GPFR’s) as recognised in the detail you will be studying during Trimester. Therefore your review should include a significant content of information not produced by the company but is available from a wide-range of sources.
Taking the name of this unit into account, Financial Reporting and Analysis (FRA), it is clear that the Financial Reporting component of that name is the GPFR’s produced within the Accounting Regulatory Environment (which includes Accounting Standards) and any other information provided by the company from time to time. But effective Analysis of an entity would be incomplete without due regard to external information. Also, understanding that a company Income statement is reporting a past series of economic events over a period of time and a Balance-Sheet is merely an opinion made by a company as to the values of its assets and liabilities at one point in time, then it would be prudent to analyse information and economic events, both within the company and those outside of it. Therefore your review must take into account information over a minimum period of the years 2005 through to the end of 2009, and might also benefit from a brief review of what might have happened subsequent to that period.
You are to write a report that satisfies the following requirements:
SOURCES OF INFORMATION
Limiting referenced information from a few references only is unlikely to be a high-marking strategy. Information for this assignment is available from a variety of sources including, but not limited to:
Your assignment must adhere to the structure that is set out below. Please use the exact headings that are given below, and wherever possible avoid excessive use of sub-headings. Latitude is given in the range of word-count for each section to allow for innovation and flexibility of the student perception of what is important to them. To produce a section of your assignment that is below the allowed word-count range is to probably have limited the amount of information available for staff to mark. To produce a section that is above the allowed word-count range will incur marking penalties. However, in total, word-count must not exceed 3,000 words for sections 2 to 6. Marks will be out of 100 and then scaled back to 30%.
1. Title Page
2. Abstract – 100- to 200 words
3. An Analysis of Financial Statements and Company Announcements – 1,000 to 1,300 words
4. How the Regulatory Environment has impacted the Company Financial Statements – 200 to 300 words
5. The Impact on the Company of Society and the Economic Environment within which the Company Operates – a literary review – 800 to 1,200 words
6. Conclusion – 200 to 500 words
7. References – not less than 15 appropriate prime reference sources
Note: Penalties apply for not adhering to the report structure prescribed above. The Assessor determines the magnitude of the penalty on a case-by-case basis, but they may be significant.
Note: The above structure adds up to 90 marks of the available 100 (scaled back to 30%. There is an additional 10 marks allowed for the assignment assessor to reward Innovation in the collection and intelligent use of information.
The assignment in finance is about Gunns Ltd, a company in dealing with forestry products in Australia. The company has also been listed in Australian Stock Exchange. As many companies producing forestry products, even Gunns Ltd is facing various problems. Due to the recent economic recession, there has been slowdown in the operations of the company. Another issue is that due to the recession, international expansion has also slowed down. Various strategies adopted by Gunns Ltd are discussed in the solution.
Total word count is 1000Download Full Solution
If you are here for the first time, you can request for a discount coupon, which can knock off upto 20% of the quoted price on any service.