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ACCT 495 Assignment 12-1: Year Four Group Paper 50 points Purpose To assess your ability to: • recommend year-end financial statements and disclosure notes (inventories and activity change) • analyze accounting treatment for repairs and maintenance costs • assess accounting treatment for inventory • evaluate the equity method of accounting • examine a change in accounting methods (investment securities) • reconstruct inventory due to cutoff errors (purchases and sales) • examine the components of a corporate tax return Overview To accomplish this assignment, you will be producing an assignment that is structured utilizing the I.R.A.C. method. As a reminder, I.R.A.C. is an acronym for: 1. Issue(s) 2. Rule(s) 3. Analysis 4. Conclusion Action Items 1. Based on the CFO's answers to your group's questions, your research from the prior week, and the Requirement readings, do the following for each identified accounting issue with your group: a. Issue: Succinctly state the accounting issue. b. Rule: Using your research of authoritative accounting sources, briefly identify and explain the authoritative rule. c. Analysis: Apply the facts of the case study to the rule and provide an in-depth analysis based on the issue. Your analysis should also include supporting schedules, calculations, and/or correcting journal entries. d. Conclusion: State your conclusion(s) based upon the results of your analysis and indicate any changes to the financial statements and disclosure notes resulting from the rule. 2. Using Word and/or Excel, prepare corrected balance sheet and statement of income and retained earnings including supporting schedules that incorporate the following items (Excel - Financial statements and journal entries; Word - Examinations, summaries, disclosure notes, etc...): a. Evaluation of the issuance of common stock. b. Assessment of the accounting for start-up costs. c. Analysis of the capitalization vs. expense treatment. d. Evaluation of revenue recognition including income deferral. e. Formulation of the accounting treatment for net operating losses. f. Calculation of the earnings per share. g. Prepare a statement of cash flows. h. Draft a complete set of financial statement disclosure notes. 3. With your group, complete the work necessary for a formal presentation of your findings to be delivered using a Word and/or Excel document. 4. Instructions to access the RIA Checkpoint and the FASB Accounting Standards Codification databases. Accounting research data can be accessed either through the: a. RIA Checkpoint database - Practice Area: Accounting, Audit and Corporate Finance located on the Franklin library website or through the b. American Accounting Association (AAA) FASB Codification student login. Login information for the AAA website can be obtained from your professor. 5. Please be sure to adhere to APA guidelines on this assignment. If you have questions regarding APA, please access theFranklin Style Manual. 6. Review the six (6) steps utilized in applied accounting research. Submission Instructions • Click the Submit button in the Toolbox to upload your group's completed assignment prior to your class meeting. • Bring a copy of your completed assignment to class for an in-class activity. Grading Criteria • Issue - Provides correct statements of all issues: 0 - 5 points • Rule - Correctly identifies and briefly explains the appropriate accounting authority: 0 - 10 points • Analysis - Provides an in-depth analysis by applying the facts to the rules based on the issues and provides appropriate supporting schedules, calculations, and correcting journal entries: 0 - 15 points • Conclusion - Provides corrected financial statements and disclosure notes in good format: 0 - 15 points • Individual Participation in the presentation: 0 - 5 points
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