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The term project is a written report on the Human Resources Management policies and practices of an organization, or any current event occurring in the ever changing field of HRM. The objective is to demonstrate mastery of the subject matter covered in the course and your ability to apply that knowledge.

The report should include

-Present the organization’s mission statement

-Provide a brief history of the organization

-Identify its main customers and competitors

– Font is New Times Roman, Minimum of 5 pages

-Font size 12, Double space, APA Format

-Do not copy work from the internet or any other source without citing references in APA format.

Current Issue Summary

Write a 175- to 350-word summary.

Research a recent article on sampling as it relates to financial statement auditing.

Apply what you learn to your future or current job.


Identify which specific variables should be included in the calculation, illustrate your explanation by calculating the contribution margin and contribution percent using hypothetical values and explain what your calculated results tell you about the company’s sales and cost structure

5 STAR Method

***See 5 STAR Example Answer Builder template andThe STAR Method: The Secret to Acing Your Next Job Interview in Resources for Success****

Students will identify and list proudest accomplishments (examples of excelling, a time a difficult task and/or tough decision was successfully tackled, etc) and use the 5 STAR Example Answer Building template to develop four stories (bullet point vs. sentences) using the STAR format.

Situation – Background to make the story make sense

Task – How you fit in/your responsibilities, role

Approach/Action – What did you do to solve problem, address issue, improve situation? Why? Strategy?

Results – What was positive outcome?

Provide a story that demonstrates 1) leadership, 2) communication skills, 3) problem-solving, and 4) attention to detail. (Bonus for Innovation). This can be academic, personal, or professional.

***See 5 STAR Example Answer Builder template****


This scenario puts you at task as a Senior Accountant for Donovan Enterprises to identify the preferred method and best investment opportunity for the company.

Read the scenario in the textbook and complete the activity below.

Use Excel®—showing all work and formulas—to compute the following:

  • Compute the net present value of each project.Round your computations to 2 decimal points.
  • Compute the approximate internal rate of return for each project. Round your rates to 6 decimal points

Create a PowerPoint® presentation showing the comparison of the net present value approach with the internal rate of return approach calculated above. Complete the following in your presentation:

  • Analyze the results of the net present value calculations and the significance of these results, supported with examples.
  • Determine which project should be adopted based on the net present value approach and provide rationale for your decision.
  • Analyze the results of the internal rate of return calculation and the significance of these results, supported with examples.
  • Determine which project should be adopted based on the internal rate of return approach and provide rationale for your decision.
  • Determine the preferred method in the given circumstances and provide reasoning and details to support the method selected.
  • Synthesize results of analyses and computations to determine the best investment opportunity to recommend to the president of Donovan Enterprises.

Cite references to support your assignment.

Format your citations according to APA guidelines.


Read about the role of the independent auditing firm Arthur Andersen & Co. in the scandalous financial fraud perpetrated by ENRON corporation. Also, see the “Enron Corporation” case (Links to an external site.) for this question.

Please, write the question above your answer.

1) The Enron debacle created what one public official reported was a “crisis of confidence” on the part of the public in the accounting profession. List the parties who you believe were most responsible for that crisis. Briefly justify each of your choices.

2) When reviewing the ACFE’s Code of Ethics (ATTACHED), what specific code(s) did Arthur Andersen violate?

3) Often fraud examiners must deal with independence issues when examining a company. How do we define independence by both the financial auditor and a fraud examiners?

4) Some people believe that the audit industry has fallen out of touch with the realities of business. They believe that accounting standards were developed for a manufacturing environment and are not fitted for our modern needs. As a result, they contend that financial statements have turned into a game in which all companies try to match earnings forecasts set by financial analysts. Are these statements true, or do you think that they are too cynical?

5) One of the most controversial topics to affect the accounting profession has been that of earnings management. Companies have been trying to manage their earnings to match analysts’ projections.

6) While the accounting literature doesn’t give accounting professionals a clear definition of earnings management, many people have been critical of companies for trying to manage earnings, saying that most managed financial statements are fraudulent. Analyze the pros and cons of earnings management and try to decide whether earnings management is the same as financial statement fraud.

Quantitative and qualitative data to solve problems and make decisions that impact organizations and their stakeholders

In this project, you will demonstrate your mastery of the following competency:

  • Analyze quantitative and qualitative data to solve problems and make decisions that impact organizations and their stakeholders


You have been asked to present your data findings and decision-making modeling to the leadership panel for feedback prior to the stakeholder meeting presentation. The panel wants to preview the charts and graphs that will be included in your presentation based on the research you have conducted. They would like to see how you will use the data to inform your recommendation, and how you will tell the story of that data.

Company’s stock’s performance

At any point in time, the market value of a firm’s common stock depends on many factors.

  • Visit Yahoo Finance. Select Wal Mart and look up the company’s stock’s performance over the last year. Discuss which company you selected and its performance.
  • What do you think are the market forces that might have influenced the value of the company’s stock at its peaks and valleys?
  • What do your findings indicate about your selected company’s financial health?

Managerial Accounting

Northern Apparel Inc. is thinking of making a specialty parka for children. The initial research has determined that the parka could sell for $195. Fixed manufacturing overhead is $140,000 per month. Fixed selling costs are $31,000 per month. Variable costs to manufacture are estimated as follows:


Direct materials

Direct labour

Manufacturing overhead




Variable selling cost is estimated at 3.5% of sales.



a) Calculate the break-even point in units and in dollars.

b) Calculate the new break-even point in units and sales dollars for each of the following independent situations:

i. Variable manufacturing costs increased by 40%.

ii. Fixed manufacturing overhead costs increased by 25% and variable manufacturing costs increased by 50%, except for direct materials, which doubled in price due to a problem with importing leather. Variable selling cost increased to 4% of sales.

iii. The estimated selling price was overestimated, and the actual price is $150.

c) Using the revised estimates from part (b) (iii) as the best estimate, what is the margin of safety percentage if the company thinks it will sell 2,000 units per month?

d) The management accountant wants to provide the production department with relevant information for decision-making in relation to the production of this parka. Two of the key decision makers are the assembly supervisor and the vice-president of production. Contrast the information needs of each of these individuals as they relate to the following:

i. decision type

ii. information format

iii. information source

Please complete a maximum 10 slide power-point presentation answering the above four questions plus attach an excel file with all your supporting calculations.

Data Analysis And Business Analytics

The most frequently used measures of central tendency for quantitative data are the mean and the median. The following table shows civil service examination scores from 24 applicants to law enforcement jobs:

83        74        85        79

82        67        78        70

18        93        64        27

93        98        82        78

68        82        83        99

96        62        93        58

Using Excel, find the mean, standard deviation, and 5-number summary of this sample.

  • Construct and paste a box plot depicting the 5-number summary.
  • Does the dataset have outliers? If so, which one(s)?
  • Would you prefer to use the mean or the medianas this dataset’s measure of central tendency? Why?

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