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HOLMES INSTITUTE FACULTY OF HIGHER EDUCATION Assessment Details and Submission Guidelines Trimester T1 2020 Unit Code HA2032 Unit Title Corporate and Financial Accounting Assessment Type Individual...

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HOLMES INSTITUTE
FACULTY OF HIGHER EDUCATION
    
    Assessment Details and Submission Guidelines
    Trimester
    T1 2020
    Unit Code
    HA2032
    Unit Title
    Corporate and Financial Accounting
    Assessment Type
    Individual Assignment (Report)
    Assessment Title
    Corporate Disclosure
An analysis of annual financial reporting and a company’s capital structure.
    Purpose of the assessment (with ULO
Mapping)
    This assignment aims to develop students’ understanding of corporate reporting, disclosure, corporate capital structures and the different ways companies can source funds. Students will review the annual report of a selected company and provide an evaluation of the selected company’s disclosure, including the notes to the financial statements. Students will perform a comparative analysis of the sources of funds used by their selected company for two consecutive financial periods. They will need to identify any changes in the capital structure, such as changes in the combination of long term debt and equity capital used by the company.
The HA2032 Unit Learning outcomes addressed in this assessment are:
Explain the various methods available to companies in their resource expansion and the
impact of each on the accounting records and financial statements;
• Critically analyse and interpret the financial statements and other disclosures produced by Australian companies and corporate groups;
(ULO 2, 3).
    Weight
    25% of the total assessment
    Total Marks
    25 Marks
    Word limit
    2,500 words ± 500 words
    Due Date
    Assignment submission: Final Submission of individual Assignment: 11:59 pm Saturday 06th of June. Late submission incurs a penalty of five (5) % of the assessment value per calendar day unless an extension and/or special consideration has been granted by the lecturer prior to the assessment deadline.
    Submission Guidelines
    · All work must be submitted on Blackboard by the due date along with a completed Assignment Cover Page.
· The assignment must be in MS Word format, no spacing, 12-pt Arial font and 2 cm margins on all four sides of your page with appropriate section headings and page numbers.
· Reference sources must be cited in the text of the report, and listed appropriately at the end in a reference list using the Harvard referencing style.
HA2032 Corporate and Financial Accounting
Corporate and Financial Accounting Individual Assignment T1 2020
Assignment Specifications Purpose:
In this individual assignment, students will critically analyse the different aspects of financial statements, including the application of different sources of authority and the accounting standards for corporate disclosure and for the financial reporting function. Furthermore, students will demonstrate their understanding of the different sources of funds, capital structure and provide a detailed analysis of the financial statements of an Australian publically listed company for two consecutive financial periods. Students will research and provide details of the different disclosure requirements for both listed and non-listed entities.
Assessment Task:
Part A
Students will need to access the ASX website (https:
www.asx.com.au) and select a company in any industry section. Students will need to download the latest Annual report for that selected company.
Based on the selected company’s annual financial statements and related notes, students will need to prepare a business report addressing the requirements listed below. It is also a requirement to attach the main financial statements and the related notes which address the requirements below in your report.
1. Discuss and provide an analysis of items in the statement of cash flow and identify item(s) which relate to the balance sheet.
2. Explain the company’s performance based on Earnings per Share (EPS) and provide EPS calculations for the last two consecutive periods.
3. Discuss whether EPS is a useful performance indicator for the company.
4. Explain how the material movements in the statement of changes in equity is reflected and reported in the statement of cash flows.
5. Discuss the items recorded as Non-Cu
ent Liabilities, including the related notes and provide an explanation of the material movements of each item.
6. Based on the capital structure of the company selected, discuss the potential advantages and disadvantages of each source of capital.
Part B
Students will need to research and discuss the disclosure requirements for publically listed companies in the financial statements in comparison to other non-listed companies. Students will also need to discuss the benefit(s) of disclosing comparative information in the annual financial reports to users, including key decision makers or external users, such as investors. (Note - one page is recommended to answer this section)
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The assignment structure must be as follows:
· Holmes Institute Assignment Cover Sheet – Full Name, Student No., Campus, Session No.
· Executive Summary o The Executive Summary appears as a short paragraph on the first page of the report. o The Executive summary should be concise and not involve too much detail. o It should be a summary of
the main points only, the conclusions and analysis of the report.
o Write the Executive Summary after the report is completed, and once you have an overview of the
whole report.
o 50-100wordsisrecommended
· Table of Contents Page – This needs to show a logical listing of all the sub-headings of the report’s contents.
(Note this is excluded from the total word count.)
· Introduction – A short paragraph which includes background and/or scope and the main points raised in order of importance. There should be a
ief conclusion statement at the end of the Introduction.
· Main Body Paragraphs with numbered sub-headings – Detailed information which elaborates on the main points raised in the Introduction. Each paragraph should begin with a clear topic sentence, then supporting sentences with facts and /or relevant information (evidence) and finish with a concluding sentence at the end.
· Conclusion – A logical and coherent evaluation based on a thorough and objective assessment of the work performed.
· References – Credible Academic sources must be used, such as peer reviewed journals or authoritative textbooks. The Harvard referencing style is required.
· Appendices – Include any additional explanatory information which is supplementary and/ or graphical to help communicate the main ideas made in the report. Refer to the appendices in the main body paragraphs, as and where appropriate. (Note this is excluded from the total word count.)
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Marking Criteria
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    Assignment Marking Criteria Part A
    Marks
    Weighting
    Analysis of items in the statement of cash flow and identification of item(s) which relate to the balance sheet.
    3
    3%
    Discussion of the company’s performance based on Earnings per Share (EPS) and EPS calculations for the last two consecutive periods are provided with discussion of the usefulness of EPS.
    3
    3%
    Explanation of the material movements in the statement of changes in equity is reflected and reported in the statement of cash flows.
    3
    3%
    Discussion of the items recorded as Non-Cu
ent Liabilities, including the related notes and an explanation of the material movements of each item is provided.
    3
    3%
    Based on the capital structure of the company selected, there is a discussion of the potential advantages and disadvantages of each source of capital.
    3
    3%
    
    Part B
    
    
    
    Research and discussion of the disclosure requirements for publically listed companies in comparison to other non-listed companies and the benefit(s) of disclosing comparative information in the annual reports to intended users is provided.
    6
    6%
    Report structure and format, Punctuation, Spelling, Grammar, Co
ect ve
forms, Appropriate Word Choice and Academic English phraseology.
    2
    2%
    References List and referencing - In-text citation, acknowledgement of sources and use of credible academic sources.
    2
    2%
    Total
    
25 Marks
    25%
Marking Ru
ic
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    Part A Criteria
    Max Mark
    Excellent 3 marks
    Very Good 2.5 marks
    Good 2 marks
    Satisfactory 1.5 marks
    Unsatisfactory 1 – 0 marks
    Discuss and provide an analysis of items in the statement of cash flow and identify item(s) which relate to the balance sheet.
    3 Marks
    The items recorded in the statement of cash flow have been co
ectly identified. The submission demonstrates an excellent understanding of each item recorded in the statement of cash flow.
    The items recorded in the statement of cash flow have been co
ectly identified.
The submission demonstrates a good understanding of each item recorded in the statement of cash flow.
    The items recorded in the statement of cash flow have been co
ectly identified.
The submission demonstrates a basic understanding of each item recorded in the statement of cash flow.
    The items recorded in the statement of cash flow have been co
ectly identified. The submission demonstrates a basic understanding of each item recorded in the statement of cash flow.
    The items recorded in the statement of cash flows have not been co
ectly identified. The submission does not demonstrate an understanding of each item recorded in the statement of cash flow.
    Explain the company’s performance based on Earnings Per Share (EPS) and provide calculations for the last two consecutive periods.
Discuss if EPS is a useful performance indicator for the company.
    3 Marks
    This is an excellent response to the company‘s performance analysis based on the EPS calculations with a detailed discussion of the usefulness of EPS for performance evaluation.
    The submission clearly explains the company‘s performance analysis based on the EPS calculations with a detailed discussion of the usefulness of EPS for performance evaluation with only minor adjustments for improvement noted.
    The explanation provided for the
company‘s performance
analysis based on the EPS calculations are good with a
good discussion of the usefulness of EPS for performance evaluation, but with some recommendations for improvement noted.
    There is only a partial explanation provided for the company‘s performance analysis based on EPS calculations. There is some discussion of the usefulness of EPS for performance evaluation, but there are recommendations for improvement noted.
    There is an inadequate explanation provided for the company‘s performance analysis based on EPS calculations and discussion of the usefulness of EPS for performance evaluation is lacking. There are clear deficiencies noted.
    Explain how the material movements in the statement of changes in equity are reflected and reported in the statement of cash flow.
    3 Marks
    The items recorded in the statement of changes in equity have been co
ectly identified. The submission demonstrates an excellent understanding of each item recorded in this section.
    The items recorded in the statement of changes in equity have been co
ectly identified. The submission demonstrates a very good understanding of each item recorded in this section.
    The items recorded in the statement of changes in equity have been co
ectly identified. The submission demonstrates a
good understanding of each item recorded in this section.
    The items recorded
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HA2032
CORPORATE AND FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING
Full Name: _______________
Student No.: _______________
Campus: _______________
Session No. : _______________
Executive Summary
The project is aimed at analysing and understanding the financial statements and different aspects of financial elements that are Cash flow statement, statement of financial performance and statement of financial position. To understand the performance and position of the company it is important to understand the financial of the company. Moreover, this project will help gain an understanding on the same. Further, also we will gain knowledge on capital structure of company and different sources of fund that may be used to raise capital. All these analysis shall be done in the project.
Table of Contents
Executive Summary    2
Introduction    4
Part A    4
1. Analysis of Cash Flow Statement    4
2. Earnings per Share    4
3. EPS – Performance Indicator    4
4. Statement of Change in Equity    5
5. Non-Cu
ent Liabilities    5
6. Capital Structure of the Company    5
Part B    5
Disclosure Requirements    5
Benefits of Disclosing Comparative Information    6
Conclusion    6
References    7
Introduction
Wesfarmers Limited has been chosen as the target company for the purpose of this assignment. Wesfarmers is an Australian based company headquartered in Perth, Western Australia and chaired by Michael Chaney. The company is engaged in the business of selling industrial, household and office supplies. The company operates through different
and names and have the largest number of departmental stores, industrial stores and others in the state of Australia and New Zealand. It is one of the largest company is Australia to do retail business and have the largest number of retail departmental stores. In addition, the company is the largest private employer in Australia with employees of 220,000. The company with a history of over 125 years was initially started a cooperative society and later turned into one of the largest company is Australia. This is because of strong financial management and customer friendly decisions.
Part A
1. Analysis of Cash Flow Statement
The cash flow statement comprises of three statements that are cash flow from operating activities, cash flow from investing activities and cash flow from financing activities (Robinson, 2020). While operating activities is concerned with mainly business relates activities like purchase, sales and others, investing activities is concerned with investment and sale of fixed assets, financing activities is concerned with mainly capital structure of the company i.e. issue of shares, debentures and others.
The company’s cash flow from investing activities has increased considerably from negative $ 658 million in 2018 to $ 245 million in 2019. This is mainly due to less capitalisation this year. In 2018, the company has purchased an asset of $ 1,815 million whereas in 2019 the investment in fixed assets is only of $ 1,356 million. Further, the company has sold one of its division. As a result, it has generated a cash of $ 858 million in 2019. All these have also impact on the figure of Plant & Machinery in 2019. Coming to cash flow from financing activity the cash flow used in financing activities have reduced from $ 3,752 million in 2018 to $ 2,851 million in 2019. This is because of the fact that company raised a new loan of $ 2000 million in 2019. As a result the company’s cash flow used in financing activity have declined considerably in 2019 as compare to 2018 (Wesfarmers, 2020).
2. Earnings per Share
Earnings per share are the accounting tool that is used to measure the return attributable to the equity shareholder of the company. According to Monahan (2018), Earning per share is derived by dividing total earning of the company with the number of equity shares in the company.
The earning per share of the company skyrocketed from $ 105 per share in 2018 to $ 487 in 2019. The huge increase in...
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