Question: The purpose of this assignment is on the preparation of financial reports for internal users, such as managers. This case study applies the concepts of managerial accounting, through comparative and ratio analysis, and requires students to identify financial data needed by managers for decision making.
- Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), U.S. Securities and Exchange Committee (SEC)
- Scenario Worksheet Tutorial help on Excel and Word functions can be found on the Microsoft Office website. There are also additional tutorials via the web offering support for Office products.
Scenario: You are a loan officer for White Sands Bank of Sandia. Paul Jason, president of P. Jason Corporation, has just left your office. He is interested in an 8-year loan to expand the company’s operations. The borrowed funds would be used to purchase new equipment. As evidence of the company’s debt-worthiness, Paul provided you with “facts”.
When you told Paul you would need additional information before making your decision, he acted offended and said, “What more could you possibly want to know?”
Develop a minimum 700-word explanation, trying to get Paul as a bank client in the long run, of the financial statements and include the following:
- Explain why you would want the financial statements to be audited.
- Discuss the implications of the ratios provided for the lending decision you are to make. That is, does the information paint a favorable picture? Are these ratios relevant [Note: not all of them are] to the decision? State why or why not.
- Evaluate trends in the performance of P. Jason Corporation. Identify each performance measure as favorable or unfavorable and explain the significance of each.
- List three other ratios you would want to calculate for P. Jason Corporation, and in your own words explain in detail why you would use each.
- Based on your analysis of P. Jason Corporation, will you recommend approval for the requested loan? Provide specific details to support your decision.
Answer: P. Jason Corporation has witnessed a significant increment in its net income. In 2016, the net profit was 8% but in 2017, it increased to 32%…….