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Assignment 2: Discussion—Understanding Financial Statements

In this assignment, you will learn to read and interpret financial statements. Understanding the four financial statements provided in the lectures and reading for this week and dealing with a company’s financial performance is critical to making decisions about its management and its relation to the global economy and financial markets.

Tasks:

  • Put the following income statement and balance sheet terms (general ledger accounts) in the proper order for properly prepared financial statements:

    Taxes, interest, gross profit, selling, general and administrative expenses, sales, depreciation, net income, cost of goods sold, EBITDA.

  • Put the following balance sheet terms (general ledger accounts) in the appropriate category as either short-term assets, long-term assets, short-term liabilities, long-term liabilities, and/or owner’s equity for properly prepared financial statements:

    Cash, accounts payable, accruals, property, plant and equipment, inventory, accounts receivables, paid in capital, retained earnings, notes payable, mortgage, accounts payable.

Submission Details:

  • By Saturday, November 19, 2016, post your responses to this Discussion Area. Support your assumptions by citing reputable source material used for this discussion in APA format.
  • Through Wednesday, November 23, 2016, respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts on two different days. While responding, share any real-world experiences involving what these concepts mean to you as far as their role in decision making is concerned. Provide substantive comments by contributing new, relevant information or quotes from course readings, Web sites, or other sources; building on the remarks or questions of others; or sharing practical examples of key concepts from your experiences—professional or personal.

Write your initial response in 300–500 words. Your response should be thorough and address all components of the discussion question in detail, include APA citations of all sources, and demonstrate accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

Do the following when responding to your peers:

  • Read your peers’ answers .
    • contributing new, relevant information from course readings, Web sites, or other sources;
    • building on the remarks or questions of others; or
    • sharing practical examples of key concepts from your professional or personal experiences
  • Provide substantive comments to at least two peers on a minimum of two different days by

  • Respond to feedback on your posting and provide feedback to other students on their ideas.
  • Make sure your writing
    • is clear, concise, and organized;
    • demonstrates ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; and
    • displays accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

Grading Criteria

Assignment Components

Max Points

Initial response was:

  • Insightful, original, accurate, and timely.
  • Substantive and demonstrated advanced understanding of concepts.
  • Compiled/synthesized theories and concepts drawn from a variety of sources to support statements and conclusions.

16

Discussion Response and Participation:

  • Responded substantively to a minimum of two peers on a minimum of two different days.
  • Offered points of view supported by research.
  • Asked challenging questions that promoted discussion.
  • Drew relationships between one or more points in the discussion.

16

Writing:

  • Wrote in a clear, concise, formal, and organized manner.
  • Responses were error free.
  • Information from sources, where applicable, was paraphrased appropriately and accurately cited.

8

Total:

40

Copyright

wanted to bring your attention to an error in the instructions for the first part of this assignment. Please note the instructions that say the following:

Please put the following income statement and balance sheet terms in the proper order: Please note that the items are only Income Statement terms only. Please disregard “balance sheet” this will be the focus the second part of the assignment.

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