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Subject Title Financial and Commercial Literacy
Subject Code ACC101A
Assessment Title Financial Statement Analysis
Graduate Capabilities
List the graduate capabilities being developed in this assessment
GC1 – Professional Expertise
GC3 – Innovative Problem Solving
GC6 – Independent self-management
GC7 – Technology and information literacy
Learning Outcome/s (found in the Subject Outline) a. Identify the terminology and concepts that underlie the preparation of general-purpose financial reports
b. Summarise financial statements to support business decision making
c. Explain the information needs of management
Assessment type (group or individual) Individual
Weighting % 30%
Word count / Time limit 1,200 words
Due day Week 7 Sunday 23.55pm
Submission type Turnitin ?
Format / Layout of Assessment Report:
ICMS Cover Page
Table of Contents
Introduction
Body
Recommendations
Conclusion
Reference List
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Assessment instructions
Businesses of all kinds are required to provide financial statements as part of their annual reports. Although university/college graduates are not expected to understand all components of the annual report, it is important that students understand the key financial statements and how they can inform a variety of stakeholders of the state of the business.
Your task is to conduct financial statement analysis on three (3) companies and write a 1,200 report summarising the key findings. For each company, you are required to analyse from an investor’s perspective. Your report must include:
• Introduction: An introduction that addresses the general importance of financial statement analysis. (100 words)
• Body: An analysis of each company: Coles and two companies of your choosing (300 words each = 900 words in total)
• Recommendation: A recommendation for which of the three (3) companies you would invest in and why. (100 words)
• Conclusion: A conclusion that give a general summary of the report. (50 - 100 words)
• Reference List: A list of references used for the completion of the assignment. APA referencing only.
In addition to your report, you are required to submit an excel document that calculates the key financial ratios for your company.
During class in Week 5, you will be given the opportunity to perform financial statement analysis of Coles, including the excel calculations. This will thereby allow all students who attend the opportunity to both begin this assessment and learn exactly what is required for the task. The class recording will assist those students who are unable to attend the class.
Readings for the assessment Refer to your resources for Topics 3 – 5
Grading Criteria / Rubric Please refer to the table provided below:

Assessment 1 – Marking Rubric
Criteria HD (85-100) D (75-84) CR (65-74) PASS (50-64) FAIL (0-49)
Knowledge and
Understanding of
Financial Ratios
(40%)
Demonstrates a comprehensive understanding of the key financial statement ratios of the three companies. Demonstrates a thorough understanding of the key financial statement ratios of the three companies. Demonstrates a sound understanding of the key financial statement ratios of the three companies. Demonstrates a satisfactory understanding of the key financial statement ratios of the three companies. Demonstrates an unsatisfactory understanding of the key financial statement ratios of the three companies. OR only provides sound analysis for some of the ratios addressed.
Application from Stakeholder’s perspective
(20%)? Provides an outstanding explanation of the state of the business from the perspective of the selected stakeholder that addresses their specific interests and needs. Provides an excellent explanation of the state of the business from the perspective of the selected stakeholder that addresses some of their interests. Provides a sound explanation of the state of the business from the perspective of the selected stakeholder. Provides a satisfactory explanation of the business from the perspective of the selected stakeholder. Provides an unsatisfactory explanation of the business from the perspective of the selected stakeholder OR only provides a sound explanation for some of the stakeholders.
Report structure
(20%)? Terrific structure that includes all sections required and the report in general has an outstanding flow, perfect spelling and grammar, and accurate referencing. Very good structure that includes all sections required and the report in general has a good flow, spelling and grammar, and accurate referencing. Sound structure that includes all sections required and the report in general has a reasonable flow, mostly accurate spelling and grammar, and referencing. Some structure that includes most sections required and the report in general mostly accurate spelling and grammar, and referencing. Flow is good in sections, but not so in the report in general. Poor structure that does not provide all sections required. A
significant amount of spelling and grammar errors, and poor flow in general. Referencing is either not included or poorly executed.
Financial Ratio
Calculations
(20%)? Well-structured and aesthetically pleasing excel spreadsheet with ratios calculated accurately using excel functions and values represented in the appropriate format. Excel spreadsheet with very good structure, with ratios calculated accurately using excel functions and values represented in the appropriate format. Excel spreadsheet with good structure, with ratios calculated accurately and values represented in the appropriate format. Only a few minor errors present. Excel spreadsheet with some structure, with most ratios calculated accurately. Excel spreadsheet with poor structure with ratios but with a significant amount of errors in terms of how it is calculated or how the answer is represented.

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