week 1

Assignment
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    10-K Ford Motor Company

    Review Ford Motor Company's Form 10-K for 2012. Explain the purpose of a company’s 10-K and how it interprets the firm’s financial strength. Write a description of three important items, including their significance to stakeholders, that you learned from reading Ford Motors Company’s 10-K for 2012.

    Your paper must be two to three pages in length (not including the title and reference pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. It must include citations and references for the text and at least two scholarly sources from the Ashford University Library.

    Carefully review the Grading Rubricfor the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.












    week 2


    Assignment
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        Balance Sheet - Ford Motor Company

        In a two- to three-page paper (not including the title and reference pages), explain the purpose of a balance sheet and how it reflects the firm’s financial status. Analyze Ford Motor Company’s balance sheet from its 2012 Annual Report.

        Your paper must be formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center, and it must include citations and references for the text and at least two scholarly sources from the Ashford University Library.

        Carefully review the Grading Rubricfor the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.







    Assignment
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        Income Statement - Ford Motor Company

        In a two- to three-page paper (excluding the title and reference pages), explain the purpose of an income statement and how it reflects the firm’s financial status. Include important points that an analyst would use in assessing the financial condition of the company. Also, analyze Ford Motor Company’s income statement from its 2012 Annual Report.

        Your paper must be formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center, and it must include citations and references for the text and at least two scholarly sources from the Ashford University Library.

        Carefully review the Grading Rubricfor the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.









week 4

Assignment
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    Cash Flow Statement - Ford Motor Company

    In a two- to three-page paper (not including the title and reference pages), explain the purpose of a cash flow statement and how it reflects the firm’s financial status. Include important points that an analyst would use in assessing the financial condition of the company. Also, analyze Ford Motor Company’s cash flow from its 2012 Annual Report.
    Your paper must be formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center, and it must include citations and references for the text and at least two scholarly sources from the Ashford University Library.

    Carefully review the Grading Rubricfor the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.








    week 5






    Assignment
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    Auditing

    Auditors have come into a department as part of a company-wide audit prior to issuing an audit opinion for the company’s financial reports. In a one- to two- page paper (not including the title and reference pages), explain what the staff should expect the auditors to do. Be sure to include the requirements of the Sarbanes Oxley Act in your explanation.

    Your paper must be formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center, and it must include citations and references for the text and at least two scholarly sources from the Ashford University Library.

    Carefully review the Grading Rubricfor the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.













week 6 fina


Prepare an 8- to 10-page fundamental financial analysis (excluding appendices, title page, abstract, and references page) that will cover each of the following broad areas based on your chosen company's financial statements:

    Provide a background of the firm, industry, economy, and outlook for the future
    Analyze the short term liquidity of the firm
    Analyze the operating efficiency of the firm
    Analyze the capital structure of the firm
    Analyze the profitability of the firm
    Conclude with recommendations for the future analysis of the company (trend analysis)

Writing the Final Paper
The paper:

    Must be 8 to 10 double-spaced pages in length (not including the title and reference pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
    Must include a title page that includes:
        Title of paper
        Student’s name
        Course name and number
        Instructor’s name
        Date submitted
    Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement.
    Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
    Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.
    Must use at least three scholarly sources from the Ashford University Library, in addition to the text.
    Must document all sources in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
    Must include a separate reference page that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

Carefully review the Grading Rubricfor the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.