Homework: Performance Evaluation Josh
By successfully completing this homework, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies through corresponding criteria:
A. Competency A: Explain how accounting concepts and practices impact financial reporting.
a. Analyze the trend for the company's accounts receivable collections.
b. Compare the company's average inventory turnover ratio to an industry average.
B. Competency B: Apply principles of accounting to assess financial performance.
a. Evaluate the company's short-term and long-term credit worthiness.
C. Competency C: Communicate financial information with multiple stakeholders.
a. Communicate accounting information clearly.
Faculty will use the scoring guide to review your recommendation as if they were a member of your organization's management team. Review the scoring guide prior to developing and submitting your homework.
Write 1 to 2 pages executive summary, along with an appendix of supporting information, in which you analyze an organization's financial performance as well as their level of risk for lending and make and present a recommendation to help leadership make a loan decision.
This portfolio work project will help you complete a thorough review of an organization's financial performance as well as their level of risk for lending. Your recommendation will help leadership create a loan portfolio, and your executive summary will clearly and concisely communicate your review to others in the organization.
You work for an organization that provides loans to businesses. You are working with a client who is requesting a loan that will require a review of financial and related performance documents. You have been asked to review the documents and summarize your findings in a loan recommendation for your management team.
You may apply this scenario to either Option 1 or Option 2, described in Requirements below.
You are a loan manager for a lending organization, and your responsibilities include reviewing loan requests and providing recommendations in regard to whether the loan requests should be funded.
Your client works for Ace Company. Assume Ace Company requested a $3 million 10-year loan to purchase production equipment and develop accompanying software. Use the Ace Company Data document for this option.
Use a firm or scenario of your choosing.
Before choosing a company, read the homework thoroughly to ensure:
a. The company fits the homework requirements.
b. You have access to the financial statements and related performance documents needed to assess risk and make a loan recommendation. You will need information for this year and last year.
c. You can distribute the financial statements and related performance documents without disclosing confidential company information.
To arrive at your recommendation, analyze the financial performance of the requesting company and present it to your organization's upper-management team. The management team will take your recommendation into consideration as they finalize loan requests.
Analyze the company's performance and performance trends. Include the following in your analysis:
A. Analyze the trend for accounts receivable collections.
a. Identify the trend.
b. Explain the relevance of the trend.
c. Determine if the trend is improving or getting worse.
B. Compare the company's average inventory turnover to the industry average inventory turnover rate. Note that the average industry turnover rate for Ace Company is 10 times per year.
a. Consider whether the company's average inventory turnover is higher or lower than the industry average.
b. Explain whether a higher or lower average is better.
c. Determine whether the trend is improving or getting worse.
C. Evaluate the company's short-term and long-term credit worthiness based on financial performance and trend (comparing this year to last year). Include in your evaluation:
a. Information about performance and trends.
b. Information about other relevant financial information you consider important to the decision.
c. Your recommendation regarding whether the bank should grant the loan based on the financial data.
Format your homework according to the give formatting requirements:
a. The answer must be double spaced, typed, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides.
b. The response also includes a cover page containing the title of the homework, the course title, the student's name, and the date. The cover page is not included in the required page length.
c. Also include a reference page. The references and Citations should follow APA format. The reference page is not included in the required page length.