Assessment Task Information
|Assessment title:||Financial Accounting Report (Portfolio) Coca- Cola Company|
|Module Name:||Introduction to Financial Accounting|
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|Assessment is due on:|
|What do you need to do for this assessment? The report consists of group work (40%) and individual work (60%). Task: You are required to write a group report for the COCA-COLA COMPANY. The aim of the report is to be an advisory resource for the business from a financial accounting perspective. In your report, you and your team members must first decide which company you are writing this report on, then download their latest annual report and financial statement from their website and write a report advising whether this company is worth investing in. The analysis should be based on the theory and accounting practices you have learned in this module. You are required to conduct a considerable amount of independent research to support your analysis.|
|Structure: **Sections 1, 6 and 7 should be completed as a group. Sections 2 – 5 should be completed individually. Each student should select a different section to work on. If there are less than 4 students in your group, you do not need to complete the additional sections. E.g. groups of 3 would only complete 3 of the sections from 2 – 5** Cover page with student number. Table of contents. Executive Summary. Section 1. Introduction (group task: 450-500 words) Introduction to the Industry of the Chosen Company Corporate profile Structure of the report Section 2. Analysis of the company’s Income Statement (individual task: 900-1000 words): Section 3. Analysis of the company’s Balance Sheet (individual task: 900-1000 words): Section 4. Analysis of the company’s Cash Flow Statement (individual task: 900-1000 words). Section 5. Ratio Analysis (individual task: 900-1000 words) Section 6. Conclusion (group task: 450-500 words): Summary of the main findings Recommendation – Is it worth investing into the company? List of References. Section 7: List all the references you have used in-text throughout the report|
|Theory and/or task resources required for the assessment: Financial Information: All financial information must come from the last three financial years (2020, 2019 and 2018). For that, you will most likely need the last two Annual Reports (2020 and 2019). The figures must be for the Financial Year and not for Quarters (interim results) throughout the year or Trailing Twelve Months. All comparisons in the Balance Sheet, Income Statement, Statement of Cash Flow and Ratio Analysis section must be made for the last three financial years (comparing 2020, 2019 and 2018). Example: Analyse the company’s revenue. What is the total? Has it increased or decreased? Explain why. You must show company’s revenue for the financial years 2020, 2019 and 2018, its composition and comment on changes throughout this period.|
|Referencing style: You should refer to a minimum of 5 relevant sources for your report. Please refer to your module homepage on the VLE for a list of useful resources. You must include a Harvard style reference list at the end of your report. A full bibliography is NOT required.|
|Expected word count: You are expected to write around 5,000 words (+/- 10%), following the specific structure outlined above.|
|Learning Outcomes Assessed: Explain the accounting principles that underpin the way in which different types of transactions are presented in accounting statements Undertake an accounts analysis using trends and ratios Analyse the impact of different types of business transactions on profits and cash flows|
|Submission Requirements: Specific formatting instructions: You must type your assessment in Arial font 11, with single spacing. You must submit the assessment electronically via the VLE module page. Please ensure you submit it via Turnitin. Assessments submitted after the submission deadline may incur penalties or may not be accepted. Addition submission information – check you have done the following: Formatting Consistent font, spacing, page numbers, formatting and subheadings Citations Correct format and location throughout the report Referencing Harvard referencing system used correctly in the reference list Summarising Summarising the results of research Paraphrasing Paraphrasing the contents of research findings Spell check Spell check the report Proof-reading Proof-reading completed Grammar Grammarly has been used to check the report|
|How will this assessment be marked? The assessment will be marked using the following areas and weightings: Introduction (group task – 25%) How well you briefly discuss the industry that the chosen company operates in the context of this report The extent to which the accounting/financial metrics in the corporate profile of the chosen company are identified Analysis of the company’s Income Statement (individual task – 50%) A good explanation of the meaning of income statement and its importance An extensive discussion of the changes in the main items of the income statement Accurate reasons given for the changes identified Appropriate choice of numerous primary/secondary sources used. In-text reference to sources is well used to support points. Analysis of the company’s Balance Sheet (individual task – 50%) A good explanation of the meaning of balance sheet and its importance A comprehensive discussion of the changes in the main items of the balance sheet Accurate reasons given for the changes identified Appropriate choice of numerous primary/secondary sources used. In-text reference to sources is well used to support points. Analysis of the company’s Cash Flow Statement (individual task – 50%). A good explanation of the meaning of cash flow and its importance A detailed discussion of the changes in the main items of the cashflow statement Accurate reasons given for the changes identified Appropriate choice of numerous primary/secondary sources used. In-text reference to sources is well used to support points. Ratio Analysis (individual task – 50%) A good definition of ratio analysis with advantages and disadvantages A calculation of a minimum of one ratio within each of the four main types of ratio Accurate explanation of the performance of the chosen company using ratios Appropriate choice of numerous primary/secondary sources used. In-text reference to sources is well used to support points. Conclusion (group – 15%)How well the main findings in the entire report is summarised The reasons behind the recommendation if the company is worth investing in or notAcademic Integrity (Individual – 10%)Information from sources is appropriately paraphrased / summarised rather than relying on quotes. Any direct and indirect quotations are clearly marked and acknowledged with correct citations. References match the citations and are correctly formatted. Data/facts presented are genuine and accurate. You will receive a % mark in each of these categories. The overall mark will be a percentage (0-100%).|
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