BUACC1508 ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE
ASSESSMENT TASK 2: GROUP ASSIGNMENT
1. GENERAL INFORMATION
As per the Course Description, this task constitutes 30 per cent of the overall evaluation on this course and is due week ten of semester on Monday at 9:30am. Submission will probably be digital copy by way of the task submission drop-box beneath the Evaluation tab in Moodle. Just one copy of the task is to be submitted per group. College students are additionally required to offer a single copy of the group task on to the lecturer at first of the BUACC1508 lecture held in week 10.
Course BUACC1508 is anxious primarily with using accounting info. The primary function of this task is to offer college students with the chance to use the information and expertise acquired in the course of the semester to a sensible activity involving using ‘real-world’ accounting info. Specifically this can allow you to achieve insights into and details about the enterprise of Billabong Restricted, a merchandiser of surfwear and different outside motion clothes, utilizing the printed monetary statements of the corporate as your main information supply. That is supposed to consolidate college students’ accounting information and expertise. College students are required to finish the task in teams of three or 4 and that is supposed to foster the event of the co-operative work expertise that will probably be of significance in most employment contexts.
three. ASSESSMENT DETAILS AND REQUIREMENTS
College students are to organise themselves into teams of three or 4 to finish the task and shouldn’t have automated entitlement to undertake another association (reminiscent of finishing the task individually or in a bigger group). College students who’ve problem discovering a accomplice or who encounter different difficulties (for instance, their accomplice withdraws from the course) ought to seek the advice of the Course Coordinator. There isn’t a requirement that your accomplice be from the identical tutorial group as your self.
The essential requirement is to make a common evaluation of the profitability, effectivity, liquidity, gearing (leverage), and funding efficiency of Billabong Restricted utilizing the knowledge obtainable within the firm’s 2016, 2017 and 2018 (half-year) annual studies obtainable obtainable by way of Moodle.
College students are to make use of the ‘Consolidated’ information in conducting their evaluation. Notice that the annual reporte comprise comparative information for the earlier 12 months’s outcomes. The task will comprise two primary components:
SCHEDULE(S) OF RELEVANT RATIOS AND OTHER USEFUL CALCULATIONS
The schedule(s) of related ratios and different helpful calculations must be integrated in a number of appendices. Ratios and different calculations must be introduced in order to facilitate comparability between 2016, 2017 and 2018 (half-year) information. College students are suggested to point out the calculations utilized in figuring out specific ratios and different figures.
A WRITTEN REPORT
The written report ought to:
• Clarify briefly what’s revealed by the ratios and different calculations within the context of the corporate’s profitability, effectivity, liquidity, gearing (leverage) and funding efficiency. Specifically, any vital modifications from 2016 to 2018 (half-year) must be recognized, mentioned and, the place attainable, defined.
• Present an total evaluation of the corporate from the attitude of present and potential fairness buyers (shareholders).
The task is to adjust to the College’s Common Information to Writing and Research Abilities and Common Information to Referencing and the written report is to not exceed 2,500 phrases (excluding the Govt Summaryand calculations that are to be integrated in an appendix). College students are required to make use of the ‘APA system’ for the acknowledgment of sources. So as to assist make sure that assignments meet required presentation requirements, college students are strongly suggested to make use of the ‘Presentation check-list’ connected to those notes.
College students might, if they need, search and use further details about the corporate from sources apart from the annual report (for instance, from newspapers, enterprise magazines and many others.). Nevertheless, it isn’t envisaged that college students will probably be engaged in intensive analysis of this nature and it’s anticipated that the annual report supplied would be the main useful resource relied upon in finishing the task. College students are anticipated to acquire related share worth information for the corporate in order that funding ratios (reminiscent of a dividend yield ratio) will be calculated. (It is strongly recommended that college students acquire the corporate’s share worth as at 30 June 2016, 30 June 2017 and 31 December 2017 for the aim of calculating related ratios on these dates. Share worth information is offered, amongst different sources, from newspapers archived within the library or on the ASX web site). In no way are college students to make direct private contact with the corporate or its officers (for instance by phone, fax, letter or electronic mail) in an try to collect additional info.
four. SUGGESTED REPORT FORMAT AND APPROACH
SECTIONS IN REPORT:
Full task in acceptable report format. Steered report construction and headings:
I. TITLE PAGE
Your title or cowl web page must convey the primary details about your task. It should look skilled and embrace:
? The Course Code and Title:
? The title of the evaluation activity:
? Title of the Course-Coordinator and of your tutor
? Trimester, 12 months and date of submission
II. TABLE OF CONTENTS
The Desk of Contents (TOC) supplies the define of your report back to the marker/reader. It’s the first indication that you’ve got addressed key points and punctiliously deliberate you’re employed. Your TOC ought to look properly laid out as if it’s the TOC in a e book. Use numbering for main and minor headings the place acceptable and embrace web page numbers. You should utilize an additional web page to element illustrations or tables whether it is acceptable.
III. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
The Govt Abstract ought to give an summary of your report back to a busy government who doesn’t have time to learn it in full. It ought to:
? convey the aim of the report,
? give a abstract of key themes, concepts or findings (sub-headings could also be used),
? present abridged suggestions.
The Govt Abstract mustn’t exceed 150 phrases. The phrases within the Govt Abstract are usually not included as a part of the ultimate phrase rely.
IV. BACKGROUND: COMPANY OVERVIEW
The primary physique of the report ought to embrace a dialogue of what’s revealed by the ratios and different calculations within the context of the corporate’s profitability, effectivity, liquidity, gearing (leverage) and funding efficiency. Specifically, any vital modifications from 2016 to 2018 (half-year) must be recognized, mentioned and, the place attainable, defined. The primary areas of research are:
• Gearing (Leverage)
• Funding Ratios
VI. CONCLUSIONS AND FINDINGS
The Conclusion is your analysis or abstract of the key factors and key findings as mentioned within the Physique of the report. The Conclusion ought to at all times be concise and should not comprise any new info. It mustn’t require a considerable variety of phrases to attract info collectively and summarise what you will have discovered.
Your suggestions are the end result of all of your work and may ship a well-rounded and considerate ending to your analysis. The fabric within the physique of your report supplies the premise to your issues. The conclusion supplies a abstract of your deliberation over your findings. The suggestions present the reader along with your thought-about opinions of what could be the very best choice(s) to make, or course(s) of motion to observe, based mostly in your analysis and important evaluation.
For this task your suggestions must be directed in the direction of each the interior administration/administrators of the corporate and likewise present and potential exterior fairness buyers.
The appendix should comprise a one web page abstract in desk format of the outcomes of your ratio calculations. This abstract of your ratio outcomes must be adopted by the precise ratio calculations and workings. Footnotes also needs to be utilized in your appendix to justify any values you will have utilized in your calculations the place there’s some uncertainty if in case you have chosen the right determine (worth) from the annual report for use within the formulation.
This should comprise full particulars all sources referred to or cited within the report, utilizing the Federation College author-date (APA) type.
Specifically, any vital modifications from 2016 to 2018 (half-year) must be recognized, mentioned and, the place attainable, defined. This will likely embrace amongst different elements dialogue and evaluation of:
• Key outcomes/traits from the ratio calculations
• Implications of your findings on the assorted
• Doable causes and explanations behind the corporate’s fianacial efficiency and outcomes
• Strategic implications for the corporate
• Methods to enhance the businesses monetary efficiency and outcomes and likewise enhance investor (shareholder/member) confidence
5. PRESENTATION AND REFERENCING
The ‘Presentation check-list’ (see connected appendix) signifies the necessities and anticipated requirements regarding presentation. An task that complies with the rules highlighted on this check-list would usually be anticipated to attain the required presentation normal (see evaluation standards beneath). If additional steering is required, college students ought to check with the Common Information to Writing and Research Abilities and Common Information to Referencing
The hyperlink to the library web site for extra info is: Fed Uni Library Referencing
If further clarification is important, college students ought to talk about the matter with the workers member liable for conducting their tutorial.
6. ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
In assessing submitted assignments consideration will probably be given to:
• Total neatness, completeness and high quality of presentation.
Diploma degree college students are anticipated to attain a passable normal with respect to this criterion as a matter after all and for that reason no credit score will probably be granted for attaining it. Nevertheless, assignments that fail to attain the minimal normal in reference to this criterion will probably be penalised. The anticipated normal regarding this criterion is contained within the connected ‘Presentation check-list’.
• Timeliness of submission.
Diploma degree college students are anticipated to have the ability to meet cheap deadlines for the submission of assessable work as a matter after all. Because of this no credit score will probably be given for submitting the task by the due date. Evaluation duties submitted after the due date, with out prior approval/association, will probably be penalised at 10% of the obtainable marks per day. Requests for extension of time should be made with the lecturer involved and based mostly on Particular Consideration pointers
• Demonstrated talent in figuring out and calculating related ratios and different indicators of profitability, effectivity, liquidity, gearing (leverage), and funding efficiency.
This criterion relates particularly to the requirement to arrange a schedule (or schedules) of related ratios and different calculations and carries a weighting of 12 marks out of the 30 obtainable for the task.
• Demonstrated understanding of economic studies and ratios and different indicators of profitability, effectivity, liquidity, gearing (leverage), and funding efficiency.
This criterion relates particularly to the requirement to submit a written report and carries a weighting of 18 marks out of the 30 obtainable for the entire task. Written studies in extra of two,500 phrases will probably be penalised.
A single copy (solely) of the task must be submitted, for which the scholars who ready it would often obtain the identical mark. That is based mostly on the expectation that every pupil can have contributed equally to the preparation of the task. The place this expectation has not been glad separate marks could also be allotted.
Chosen college students could also be invited to debate their task with the individual liable for marking it. This dialogue will solely be taken into consideration in marking assignments the place it supplies proof that the integrity of scholars’ work has been compromised. This will likely, for instance, be evidenced by college students being unable to elucidate the that means of their task, being unable to elucidate why sure info has been included and so forth.
Plagiarism is the presentation of the expressed thought or work of one other individual as if it’s one’s personal with out correctly acknowledging that individual.
College students should not enable different college students to repeat their work and should take care to safeguard in opposition to this occurring. In instances of copying, usually all college students concerned will probably be penalised equally; an exception will probably be if the scholar can show the work is their very own and so they took cheap care to safeguard in opposition to copying.
Plagiarism is a critical offence. Please check with the next paperwork:
• Statute 6.1: Scholar Self-discipline
• Regulation 6.1: Scholar Self-discipline
• Regulation 6.1.1: Plagiarism
APPENDIX: PRESENTATION CHECK-LIST
As indicated above, the task for BUACC1508 is to be introduced in accordance with the College’s Common Information to Writing and Research Abilities and Common Information to Referencing. To help college students in attaining the required normal the next check-list is supplied.
It’s extremely advisable that college students learn via the next gadgets earlier than they start work on the task in order that they’ve a common understanding of what’s anticipated regarding presentation. An task that complies with the rules highlighted on this check-list would usually be anticipated to attain the required presentation normal (see the evaluation standards above).
Previous to submitting their assignments college students ought to learn rigorously via the next statements and tick the ‘Accomplished’ field for every merchandise solely when they’re glad that their task meets the desired presentation normal.
Part references are to the College’s Common Information for the Presentation of Tutorial Work (revised version, 2014). All college students ought to make sure that they’ve a replica of this doc earlier than commencing work on the task.
1. We have now learn the Common Information to Writing and Research Abilities and Common Information to Referencing and perceive why the correct presentation of educational work is vital.
2. We have now learn and understood the part coping with plagiarism.
three. We have now learn the part regarding ‘Structure an look’ and complied with its pointers. Please be aware that ‘1.5’ or ‘double’ spacing is required for the written sections of this task.
four. Our task has a title web page that accommodates the knowledge specified within the ‘Title web page or cowl sheet’ part (and contains the BUACC1508 tutorial group of every pupil).
5. Our task has an summary (or synopsis or abstract) ready in accordance with the directions contained within the ‘Studies’ part.
Notice: As per p.36, the summary follows instantly after the title web page and ‘ought to summarise or précis the content material of the work’. Notice that the summary or synopsis mustn’t merely be a restatement of the subject, nor a desk of contents in prose kind.
6. If our task accommodates a desk of contents, it has been ready in accordance with the Common Information to Writing and Research Abilities.
7. If our task accommodates appendices, they’ve been ready in accordance with the Common Information to Writing and Research Abilities.
9. We have now learn the Common Information to Referencing and perceive the significance of correctly acknowledging using different writers’ works. For this task the APA system is required for use.
10. We have now learn the Common Information to Referencing which offers with the APA quotation type, and used the APA system in our task.
Notice: In an task of this nature the necessity to acknowledge sources by ‘author-date’ references could also be restricted. That is on account of the technical information and expertise required to finish the task being taught as a part of the course content material. Nevertheless, the place college students quote or use concepts from a specific supply (for instance, a newspaper article or a textbook) this must be acknowledged. Some judgement is required on this matter. For instance, if a present ratio is calculated there isn’t a must acknowledge the supply of the components used for the reason that present ratio kinds a part of common accounting information. Nevertheless, if a specific writer is quoted, or a specific writer’s concepts regarding, for instance, an acceptable present ratio, are used, then an acknowledgment utilizing an ‘author-date’ reference (see examples within the Common Information to Referencing) will probably be required. The right acknowledgment of sources is essential in educational work and it’s price investing a while in studying to do it accurately, because the profit will probably be enduring.
11. Our task accommodates a reference checklist ready in accordance with the Common Information to Referencing.
12. We have now rigorously proofread our task previous to submitting it. (Merely operating the task via a spell-checker, whereas useful, just isn’t an alternative to a cautious proofreading). When proofreading our task we endeavoured to establish and proper all spelling, punctuation, grammatical and different related errors.
13. We perceive that the workers member(s) liable for taking our tutorials is(are) obtainable to reply questions regarding the presentation of our task. If we have been unsure of learn how to obtain the correct presentation normal we requested a workers member for recommendation.