ACG 4111– WRITING PROJECT AND PRESENTATION PROJECT INFORMATION: You will be using EDGAR (http://www.gov/edgar.

ACG 4111– WRITING PROJECT AND PRESENTATION

PROJECT INFORMATION:

You will be using EDGAR (http://www.sec.gov/edgar.shtml) and the FASB codification system to research a company’s financial statements and to research a proposed accounting standard for the current or prior year (liability and equity-type transactions only). You will be creating financial accounting information and commenting on the proposal you selected as it applies to the company you selected.

 COURSE OBJECTIVES COVERED: 1-4

 PROJECT REQUIREMENTS:

·         This project is split into four (4) parts with one (1) part due each week of the course. Based on your readings, use of technology, research of literature, and other sources do the following: 

  • Part 1-Find a proposed standard from the current or prior year that is related to this course (liability and equity-type transactions only) in the FASB Codification system. Prepare a 2-3 page summary of the FASB proposal highlighting what changed, why, and the potential impact on the financial statements and disclosures
  • Part 2-Find a company’s financial statements, using the EDGAR database. Use Excel to create an applicable supporting schedule and financial statement(s) that would provide an example of the application of the proposed standard you selected for the company you selected. Ex. if the standard you found included a differentmethod to recognize revenue you would create a worksheet using that proposed change to revenue recognition and then show how that change would affected the financial statements of the company you selected from EDGAR.  
  • Part 3-Prepare a 2-3 page analysis discussing if you think this FASB proposal is a good idea now that you have seen the impact on the financial statements or if you think there is a potential for misleading financial statements as a result of this proposal.  
  • Part 4-Present your project to the class for discussion

 WRITING REQUIREMENTS:

·         The report should be should be 4-5 pages in total (not including cover page, abstract, or references) for the entire project, which is split intoseveral weeks.

·         Include the Excel spreadsheet(s) as exhibits in your paper

·         Include a minimum of 2 scholarly sources from the KU Library, EDGAR resource and FASB proposed standard.

o   All sources used are to be cited in APA format

o   Please use the writing center if needed

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