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Strategic Financial Analysis
4,000 word written presentation
The task is to describe, critically assess and evaluate the principal methods of analysing company accounts as an outsider to the company. Indicate the major shortcomings that are inherent in such processes. Fully illustrate your answer with worked examples of dynamic analysis for the companies Rexam and Amec.
For this assignment it is important to provide:
Major methods of analysis and evaluation
Explanation of shortcomings and strength with contextual explanations including illustrations
Demonstration of analytical techniques and the use of information to reveal trends
Clarity and coherence of argument
You will find more details about the task in the Assignment Info folder.
The Marking Rubric and Generic Assessment Criteria are described on p.16-19 of the Module Guide (click here). Note that we aim at 69-79% range.
As always, the intended learning outcomes are described on p.3 of the guide. Make sure to demonstrate them in your work.
Knowledge and understanding
• Carry out, and critically appraise the validity of, ratio analysis of financial statements, both published and internal
• Use such analysis to draw valid conclusions on the performance of the relevant organisation.
Intellectual, practical, affective and transferable skills
• Analyse numerical information in a systematic manner
• Draw conclusions from such analysis.
Carefully go through all the folders in the dropbox. There is essential info such as Rexam report for 2011
and Amec annual report for 2012
As you can see the lecture slides provide important info of the methods and approaches taught in this module. It is important to demonstrate understanding and critical evaluation of these models.
Here are previews of the key textbook:
Holmes Sugden and Gee (2008) Interpreting Company Reports and Accounts (click here)
Head and Watson (2009) Corporate Finance (click here)
If you come across journal articles/reports that you do not have access to, please send us links and we will send you copies of the materials.
Would you be able to finish this 4,000 words essay in about 3 days - by 1 of January? May be send us a draft on 1st January?
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