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Access the most recent SEC 10-K filing of a publicly traded company. Verify your company has inventory and accounts receivable. The company must sell...

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Access the most recent SEC 10-K filing of a publicly traded company. Verify your company has inventory and accounts receivable. The company must sell a tangible product (not services). Do not select hotels, financial services, or other service oriented businesses. Most students find the SEC 10-K annual report at their company's web site in sections such as About Us and / or Investor Relations. Look for SEC and Annual Filings (you will often find drop down menus to click). You must research and secure the SEC 10-K Annual Report for the most recent year. Save the file to your computer for access. Do not print as the report is usually 100 pages or more. Post the name of your company, the link, and how you found your SEC 10-K document in the SEC 10-K conference for approval by your professor. You must select a company that has not been previously selected so everyone has a different company. You will post comments about your company as we discuss inventory methods and again as we discuss accounts receivable and bad debts. You should also describe the fiscal year for your company (is it December 31 or the last Saturday in January, etc.). Look for the name of the outside audit firm (they will have a letter on the financial statements and internal control). Major public accounting firms include Deloitte, KPMG, PwC / Price Waterhouse Coopers, and Ernst and Young (there are others). Other postings may be required by your professor. The posting process will assist you in writing the paper. Use your own words. Do not copy and paste material. If you copy and paste any financial statements or areas from the SEC 10-K this will not count toward the page length requirement. Take care to avoid issues of academic dishonesty. Your works cited list should include the web address for your SEC 10-K so your professor can access it as you did. Your works cited list should also include our textbook. Any other resources should be cited in text using APA style. We use APA style for in text citations and for the works cited list. The report serves as an executive summary and should be no more than four pages in length, single spaced, with one inch margins on all sides. Use 'headers' for sections such as Inventory and Accounts Receivable. You may have other sections as well. Double space between paragraphs. The paper is your opportunity to use accounting terms and concepts from our class and relate them to a company of interest to you. The paper is due in the assignment folder by March 3, 2014. SEC 10-K Presentation: After completing your SEC 10-K executive report and submitting in the assignment folder, create a Power Point presentation file. The presentation should be no more than six slides in length plus a cover slide and a works cited slide (eight slides total). Do not copy and paste your executive report onto the SEC 10-K presentation slides. Use bullets and create a story, relating the concepts of our accounting course to your company. You are required to post your SEC 10-K presentation in the SEC 10-K discussion conference no later than February 24, 2014. Post comments on the work of at least one other student so everyone has a minimum of one set of comments. After our discussion week, make any changes you wish to your SEC 10-K presentation and submit the file in the assignment folder no later than March 3, 2014. Please ask your professor if any questions arise on the SEC 10-K project (report and presentation). Do not discuss the concept of the statement of cash flows (this is part of ACCT 221). Limit your deliverables (the executive report and power point presentation) to topics from our class plus a brief description of your company (what do they make, where are there headquarters, in what state are they chartered, etc.). The first page of the SEC 10-K document is very helpful. The financial statements are generally in section 8 of the SEC 10-K. Following the official financial statements you will find the Notes to the Financial Statements. This is the location of details on bad debts and inventory methods. You can 'search' the SEC 10-K. Most students save the pdf file to their desk top for reference.
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