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Discuss the relationship between organizational change and the organization’s need to stay competitive in a global market.

Minimum of 175 words
Discuss the relationship between organizational change and the organization’s need to stay competitive in a global market. How much does this relationship drive change? What other factors drive organizational change? Please provide citations

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State at least two reasons a company needs information about past business transactions and how these support future business decisions.

Respond to the following in a minimum of 175 words:
As you study accounting it is important to know that, while you may not be an accountant, understanding how accounting information is used in making decisions will make you better able to contribute in a business setting.
You and your business partner have just launched your own company. Business is going very well, and the two of you are now trying to make decisions about marketing and production and accounting. Regarding accounting, your partner has expressed the opinion that the company has little need for gathering financial information about what has happened in the past—the company needs to be focused on the future.
State at least two reasons a company needs information about past business transactions and how these support future business decisions.

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Discuss the importance of framing the study within existing literature when writing the introduction.

Discuss the importance of framing the study within existing literature when writing the introduction.
Post your initial response to the discussion question no later than Thursday 11:59 PM EST/EDT. You will not be able to see any of your classmates’ posts until you have posted your initial response.

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Describe the two types of information that a control chart provides.

Control charts are one of the fundamental tools used in TQM analysis of all aspects of a health care center.
Describe the two types of information that a control chart provides.
Provide two examples of where control charts can be used in the management of specific operations within a hospital.
Be sure to respond to at least one of your classmates’ posts. Cite any resources used.

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What is the correlation coefficient & how strong is it?

1.Does undergraduate success predict graduate success? While most people complete their bachelor’s degree during the daytime while taking multiple classes and not working full-time, those getting an MBA are typically taking one or two courses at a time, in the evening or on weekends, and while working and even supporting a family. Yet one would expect those who perform better in their bachelor’s degree will perform better in their master’s. Using a significance level of .05, test whether there is a correlation between the BS GPA and the MBA GPA. Also, answer the following:
– What is the correlation coefficient & how strong is it?
-What is the best fit regression equation that can predict the MBA GPA from the BS GPA?
-What percent of the variability in the MBA GPA can be explained by the regression model?
-What would you expect a student’s MBA GPA to be if he/she had a 3.50 BS GPA?
2.To get an even better model for predicting MBA performance, let’s look at many variables. Create a multiple regression model predicting the MBA GPA using the BS GPA, the Hours studied per week, the Gender of the student, whether the student works full-time, and the student’s age. Use a .05 significance level. After you create your model, predict the MBA GPA 40-year old student that studies 6 hours per week, works full-time, and had a 3.00 BS GPA.

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List the benefits of increasing your healthy fats and the health issues that  can arise from eating too many unhealthy fats.

Overview: For this assignment, you will analyze good fats and bad fats.
Instructions:
• Watch the “7 Ways to Optimize Your Cholesterol” video in this week’s Readings  and Resources.

• Name and describe five functions of fat.
• List the five different types of fat.
• From the video, choose and describe two pieces of information that surprised  you about lowering cholesterol.
o Include in your description an explanation about why each surprised you.
• Choose three healthy cooking oils/fats and explain how you can incorporate them  into your daily diet.
• Reviewing your All Daily Report, identify where the majority of your fats come  from.
o Are they healthy fats or unhealthy fats?
o List the benefits of increasing your healthy fats and the health issues that  can arise from eating too many unhealthy fats.
Requirements:
• Submit a Word document in APA format.
• RE-submit the PDF document containing all of the areas listed for the  NutritionCalc Report.

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Discuss potential liquidity issues based on your calculations of the current and quick ratios.

Part 2
Write a five- to seven-page comparative financial statement analysis of the three companies listed below, formatted according to APA style as outlined in the UAGC Writing Center. In this analysis, you will discuss the financial health of these companies with the ultimate goal of making a recommendation to other investors. Your paper should consist of the following sections: Company Overview, Comparison of Accounting Methods, Ratio Analysis, Final Recommendation, Conclusions. You will also submit an appendix as a separate document. Additional research may be necessary to provide company background information, or to support your analysis and recommendations. Your paper needs to include a minimum of two scholarly, peer-reviewed, and/or credible resources in addition to the textbook as references.
Download the Form 10-K for each company.
The Coca-Cola Company: Form 10-K Links to an external site. – Financial statements and notes start on page 60.

Accounts receivable, page 81
Inventories, page 82
Depreciation, page 96
Goodwill, page 83

Keurig Dr Pepper Annual ReportLinks to an external site.

Click on the 2018 Annual Report
Accounts receivable, page 72
Inventories, page 72
Depreciation, page 73
Goodwill, page 74

PepsiCo Annual Report Links to an external site.- Financial statements and notes start on page 79.

Accounts receivable, page 124
Inventories, page 89
Depreciation, page 95
Goodwill, page 88

Here is a breakdown of the sections within the body of the assignment (Use paragraph headings to indicate each section):
Company Overview
Provide a brief overview of the three companies (at least two pages). What industry is it in? What are its main products or services? Who are its competitors? Where is the company located?
Ratio Analysis
Calculate the current ratio, quick ratio, gross profit percentage, inventory turnover, accounts receivable turnover and asset turnover ratios for all three companies for the current year.
Note: Cash includes cash and cash equivalents and short term investments.
Explain how the ratio is calculated and discuss and interpret the ratios that you calculated.
Discuss potential liquidity issues based on your calculations of the current and quick ratios.
Are there any factors that could be erroneously influencing the results of the ratios?
Discuss liquidity issues of the three companies.
Comparison of Accounting Methods
In your paper, ascertain from the notes of the financial statements the following:
Explain the difference between the allowance method and the direct write off method for accounts receivable. Document the method used for each of the three companies.
Explain the difference between the straight line, double declining balance and the unit-of-production depreciation methods. Document the method used for each of the three companies.
Explain the difference between LIFO and FIFO and document the method used for each of the three companies.
Explain the different categories of intangible assets and document the method used for each of the three companies.
Recommendation
Based on your analysis, would you recommend an individual invest in these companies? What strengths do you see? What risks do you see? It is perfectly acceptable to state that you would recommend avoiding this company, as long as you provide support for your position.
Conclusions
Include an appendix in a separate document. The appendix must include screenshots of the financial statements and information obtained for the receivables, intangible assets, depreciation, and inventory. You can get help with creating an appendix in APA format by using the UAGC Writing Center’s guide, Tables, Images, & Appendices Links to an external site..
The Financial Statement Analysis Final Paper
Must be five to seven double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the UAGC Writing Center’s APA Style.Links to an external site.
Must include a separate title page with the following:
Title of paper
Student’s name
Course name and number
Instructor’s name
Date submitted
For further assistance with the formatting and the title page, refer to APA Formatting for Word 2013 Links to an external site..
Must utilize academic voice. See the Academic Voice Links to an external site.resource for additional guidance.
Must include an introduction and conclusion paragraph. Your introduction paragraph needs to end with a clear thesis statement that indicates the purpose of your paper.
For assistance on writing Introductions & Conclusions Links to an external site.as well as Writing a Thesis Statement Links to an external site., refer to the UAGC Writing Center resources.
Must use at least two scholarly/peer-reviewed and/or credible resources in addition to the course text.
The Scholarly, Peer-Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources Links to an external site.table offers additional guidance on appropriate source types. If you have questions about whether a specific source is appropriate for this assignment, please contact your instructor. Your instructor has the final say about the appropriateness of a specific source for a particular assignment.
Must document any information used from sources in APA style as outlined in the UAGC Writing Center’s Citing Within Your PaperLinks to an external site.
Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the UAGC Writing Center. See the Formatting Your References List Links to an external site.resource in the UAGC Writing Center for specifications.
Carefully review the Grading Rubric Links to an external site.for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

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What is your plan to grow as a leader and/or to foster ongoing leadership competency (such as self-awareness, integrity, and adaptive leadership)?

1.  – Who are you? Describe your personality—your uniqueness as a human being. Use your Birkman or Myers-Briggs to help you articulate your understanding of yourself and how it shapes your leadership.
2.  – What do you believe? Describe your core beliefs by choosing one of Sires’ 9 categories of worldview – which one do you most identify with? Use Sire’s 8 basic worldview questions to describe your worldview. What are your core values as a person and as a leader? How does your worldview shape your view of leadership?
3. – How will you lead yourself and others? How will you live out what you believe
as a leader in your personal life and your vocational calling and work life? What is your plan to grow as a leader and/or to foster ongoing leadership competency (such as self-awareness, integrity, and adaptive leadership)?

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Describe the four phases of an audit and discuss the key factors that would help you determine how to plan the audit.

magine that you are a senior auditor and your firm has been selected to audit a medium-sized company with a single location.
Provide an overview of the company.
Describe the four phases of an audit and discuss the key factors that would help you determine how to plan the audit for this company. Provide specific examples.
Determine both the relationship of risks in the planning of the audit and factors that influence those risks.
Speculate on which type of risk creates the most uncertainty for the auditor and recommend at least two ways to plan the audit to mitigate those risks. Provide specific examples.
Response:
Many companies choose to engage with internal and external auditors in the preparation of their year-end financial statements. However, the depth of the auditor’s investigation may vary depending on the type of engagement and the assertion level required. In a full audit engagement, the auditor conducts a complete and thorough investigation of the financial statements, including verifications of income sources and operating expenses. For example, the auditor may compare reported account receivables with receipts from actual customer orders. At the end of the engagement, the auditor will provide an opinion on the accuracy of the financial statements. A full audit engagement also provides investors, regulators, and other stakeholders with confidence in a corporation’s financial position. In a review engagement, an auditor only conducts limited examinations to ensure the plausibility of the financial statements. In contrast with an audit, the review engagement only assures that the financial statements are fairly stated, and no further examinations are conducted to verify the accuracy of the statements. Therefore, a review engagement does not provide the same level of confidence in the accuracy of the financial reporting relative to an audit. In a notice-to-reader engagement, the role of the auditor is solely to help a company compile its financial information into presentable financial statements. No further examinations are performed, and no opinions are expressed on the accuracy of the financial reporting. Notice to reader engagements is typically only utilized by small corporations without any obligations to external stakeholders. An audit can be an unpleasant surprise, or it can be a welcome opportunity to get your organization’s affairs in order. While some audits – such as those performed by the IRS – come as a surprise, some companies hire independent outside auditors to conduct a planned audit. Regardless of the kind of audit in which a company is involved, the auditor will likely use the same four phases to perform the audit.

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Evaluate at least two industry best practices in a recommendation to the selected company to adopt in its financial governance policies that would increase ethical standards and enhance corporate governance practices.

For this assignment, you will select a different company than in the prior assignments and one that was recently exposed to financial fraud. The fraud could be an internal or external type of financial fraud; it is strictly a financial type of fraud. You will evaluate how financial information could have helped early detection of the financial fraud, and how auditing procedures would have helped to mitigate financial risk. You will develop a recommendation for a strategy to develop auditing and monitoring procedures that will improve efficiency, monitoring, controlling, and corporate financial governance practices and also influence financial governance policies. You will address potential risks for ethic violations and how the new procedures will mitigate the risk and justify why these procedures will increase efficiency, monitoring, controlling, and corporate governance.
Instructions
Write a 4–5 page paper in which you:
Describe a selected company, its operations, and its associated industry that recently was subjected to financial fraud and evaluate these areas for strengthening corporate financial governance practices.
Evaluate in detail the financial fraud the selected company was exposed to, citing errors in financial operations, applications of accounting procedures, and lack of accounting oversight that includes any potential unobserved deficiencies.
Recommend a detailed strategy for a selected company with at least three integrated solutions for auditing and monitoring procedures to improve corporate governance of the company’s finances and mitigate financial fraud risk for the company.
Evaluate potential risks in the selected company for ethics violations and how the integrated solutions for auditing and monitoring procedures will mitigate the risk and that is supported with a justification for reducing the risk.
Evaluate at least two industry best practices in a recommendation to the selected company to adopt in its financial governance policies that would increase ethical standards and enhance corporate governance practices.
Provide at least four reliable, relevant, peer-reviewed references, published within the last five years that support the paper’s claims.
Develop a strategy for a given company to reach its revenue goals that addresses ethical decision making, costing approaches, outsourcing, and fraud detection.