One to two full in pages in length: single spaced; 12 pt. font. One Inch margins. In your own words.
If you create any small charts they will count for page space. Goal: tell the story of your company in the parameters described below.
Each of the five projects requires you to map out your message, for your supervisor, illustrating your mastery of concepts from our course as they relate to your SEC 10-K Company. Consider this as your employer. As a starting point, for project one:
- What products does your company make and sell?
- Do they manufacture their products or purchase from others?
- Are sales increasing or decreasing? How does this relate to changes in inventory and accounts receivable?
What issues might your company experience related to risk? Search the PDF version of the SEC 10-K for your company for the word risk.
Consider the costs on the income statement. What are the line items? Consider how these relate to the operations of the company. Are they increasing with sales or other changes?
Overall your goal for Project One is to begin to read the Management and Analysis and introductory pages of your SEC 10-K to learn more about your company and the information they reveal. You might also consider the concept of competitive advantage as the company balances the disclosure of required financial information for compliance with good business practices.
Your project is about accounting, using only the SEC 10-K as your source document. Write in your own words but use the resources of our ACCT 301 classroom to place your story in an accounting text.
Reading the SEC 10-K might reveal other companies and brands your company controls, locations where they operate, and other big picture business perspectives.