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Comparison of Goldman Sachs and Close Brothers Annual Report

International Financial Accounting – Comparison of the Annual Reports 2005 of Goldman Sachs and Close Brothers Description of activities and source and type of revenues Goldman...

Conflicts of Interest in Auditing and Consulting

Conflicts of interest: how can the provision of consulting and advisory services be consistent with the requirements of auditor independence? One of the key issues...

Auditing Regulations in the UK

Introduction Following the financial disasters that led to the collapse of corporations such as Enron and WorldCom, international and national regulators sought to strengthen legislation...

EU Commission on Auditor Liabilities

Auditors are increasingly finding that they are being targeted by those who feel that they have been wronged by the quality of the financial...

Throughput Accounting: Theory of Constraints

Dr. Goldratt’s 'Throughput Accounting' revolutionized the methods by which companies viewed their costs and associated them with profits. Unlike the traditional cost accounting methods,...

Cash Flow Statements: Indirect Method

a) International Accounting Standard 7 (IAS 7) lays down the standards expected by companies when presenting information about changes in cash or cash equivalents....

Enron Scandal: Impact on Accounting

Accounting for Enron 1. Why is accounting being blamed for the losses sustained by investors as a result of the collapse of Enron? Is this...

Cultural Influences on Accounting and Its Practices

1. Introduction Recent research in comparative accounting has led to a number of interesting theories and models that have attempted to analyse the causal factors...

Factors to Consider in Annual Accounts

Financial Accounting A friend of yours has a sizeable portfolio of investments; mainly ordinary shares in UK listed companies. While talking to him about this...

Factors in Business Cash Budgeting: With Examples

Contents (Jump to) Task One (p3d) XYZ Traders - Cash Budget Task Two (p3abc) Alpha Manufacturing - Budgets Task Three (p4abc) Beales Manufacturing –...

Traditional Costing Method vs ABC

Introduction In this essay we will discuss the traditional costing method and consider the alternative method offered by Activity Based Costing (ABC) technique. We will...

Activity Based Costing (ABC) Case Study: Exxonmobil

STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING AND PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT This paper presents an assessment of the set up of an activity-based costing (ABC) for Exxon Mobil, a global...

Absorption Costing Vs Marginal Costing | Case Study

As Marabs Manufacturing Limited deals in different products, some standard while others customised, it should accordingly adopt different but suitable techniques for costing these...

Cash Flow Management and Forecasting | Case Study

Cash flow management Cash flow management is the process of monitoring, analyzing and adjusting business’ cash flows[1]. “Cash is king” is the often...

Efficiency of IT Audit in Corporate Governance

Contents (Jump to) Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: Literature Review – Corporate Governance Chapter 3: Information systems and corporate governance Chapter 4: Sarbanes Oxley...

Budgeting as a Performance Management Technique

“Financial measures are inadequate for guiding and evaluating organisations’ trajectories through competitive environments.” Kaplan and Norton (1996: 24) In the introductory quotation, Kaplan and Norton, in...

Fair Value Accounting Vs Historical Cost Accounting

i) Fair Value and Historical Cost Accounting Historical cost accounting is an accounting method by which assets are valued based on the actual amount of...

Ratio Analysis for Building Company

Title: Ratio analysis for Bellway Company About Bellway plc The Bellway Group is one of the largest housebuilders in the U.K. It was established in 1946...

Accounting Ratio to Manipulate Accounting

Companies use accounting ratios to manipulate their accounts Table of Contents (Jump to) Abstract Chapter 1 Introduction 1.1 Introduction ...

Cost Volume Profit (CVP) Analysis Applications

1. Introduction The use of Cost Volume Profit (CVP) Analysis depends upon a number of clear assumptions, for its application in resolving problems, simplifying complexities...

Investment Analysis for Jewellery Business

Executive Summary Babushka’s Baubles is a company producing jewellery at the budget end of the market and has seen a sharp decline in its financial...

Conceptual Framework in Accounting Board

Introduction A conceptual framework has its basis in a set of concepts. These concepts are linked to a system of methods, behaviors, functions, relationships and...

Financial Statements Analysis of Competitors

The two U.S. companies Lowe's and Home Depot are two leading competitors on the DYI market who are both listed on the U.S. stock...

Strategic Accounting for Decision Making

"Super Service" Mini Market. Contents (Jump to) Abstract Chapter 1 – Introduction Chapter 2 – The Mini Markets Chapter 3 – Conclusions and Recommendations Tables   ...

Effect of Standard Costing Changes on Firm Operations

The Rise and Fall of Standard Costing and Its Effect on Everyday Operations For European and American Firms Contents (Jump to) EXECUTIVE SUMMARY GENERAL OVERVIEW ...

Analysis of Financial Annual Reports

The Home Depot and Lowe’s Companies are major American home improvement retailers, keen rivals with Home Improvement leading both in sales and in profits....

Construction of Investment Portfolio

To: Mr Bernard Riemann From: Investment Manager Date: 28 November 2007 Subject: Construction of Investment Portfolio Overview: The investment portfolio recommended is based on the discussion with you. The...

Revenue Recognition and Corporate Governance

Revenue recognition is one of the most important accounting concepts to organisations across the globe. Basically, there are two main ways in which an...

Capital Budgeting Techniques in Asset Investments

Title: In practice asset investments are determined by using capital budgeting techniques – discuss using examples in real organisations Capital budgeting decisions are important because...

Effectiveness of Auditing in Corporate Business

UK Auditing Introduction The UK auditing and accounting market is one of the largest in the world with over 432 accountants per hundred thousand of population...

Development of Conceptual Framework in Accounting

Introduction In this essay we will assess the extent to which a conceptual framework can be developed in accounting, with examples of past and current...

Auditing Risk and Liabilities

Auditors are naturally nervous of the potential liability that they face when undertaking their role. This is particularly the case when it comes to...

Activity Based Costing in Small UK Manufacturing Companies

(Keywords: Activity-Based Costing, Small Business, Cost drivers, Manufacturing, traditional costing) Confidentiality Statement This study contains confidential and sensitive information. It is not open to the...

Management Accounting Techniques for Competitive Advantage

Hadika plc A Report: The Use of Management Accounting Techniques for Achievement of Competitive Advantage   Table of Contents (Jump to) Introduction Management Accounting Application of Management Accounting...

Concepts in Creative Accounting

Creative Accounting is usually depicted as a smeared subject and hence considered as an adverse deed. It is quite common that as and when...

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