Consider its business activities and the type of products and services offered.

Overview
Companies choose their costing method based on their business activities and processes, as well as the products and services they offer. A company can be a manufacturing, merchandising, or service organization; this also impacts which costing method will be most useful for its purposes. As a part of costing, the company also needs to decide how to classify overhead costs using either traditional or activity-based costing (ABC).
In this written assignment, you will choose a company, consider its business and costing requirements, and recommend a costing system that will work best for the business.
Prompt
Think about a company you know. This could be a current or past employer or a company you admire. Consider its business activities and the type of products and services offered. Based on what you have learned so far, write a short paper that reflects on the different costing methods and speculates on how they might apply to your selected company.
Specifically, you must address the following rubric criteria:
Company Overview: Identify the company you selected and provide a brief overview of its business.
Is it a manufacturing, merchandising, or service organization?
Costing Methods: Compare the job order and process costing methods, and explain how each of these can be applied to the company.
How could the costs differ if one method is chosen over the other?
Factory Overhead: Outline possible indirect or overhead costs the company may need to account for, and identify the type of costing the company might use for these costs.
If the company decides to use activity-based costing (ABC), what are some activity bases (cost drivers) it might use to allocate these costs?
Recommendation: Based on your analysis, recommend a costing method for the company, and explain why you think this method will work best for the business.

Which would you decide to choose, and why?

Financing Model
Interest Rates
You want to borrow $200,000 in order to purchase an asset for the company you created in Unit II, so you visited two banks. One bank will offer you a loan at a 10% annual interest rate for 5 years. The second bank will offer you a $200,000 loan at 2% a month for 5 years. Which would you decide to choose, and why? Show your calculations.
Valuation of Assets for Investment Consideration
Valuation is the process that links risk and return to determine the worth of an asset. The key inputs and basic model used in the valuation process includes cash flows (returns), timing, risk, and the required return. The value of any asset is equal to the present value of all future cash flows it is expected to provide over the relevant time period.
Your company needs to determine the value of three assets for investment opportunities:
Investment in Stock in Artic Enterprises. You expect to receive cash dividends of $600 per year indefinitely at a 12% discount rate. Calculate the value.
Investment in Petroleum Corporation. You expect to receive cash flow of $4,000 at the end of year 1, $8,000 at the end of year 2, and $20,000 at the end of year 4, when Petroleum Corporation is to be sold. Your company uses a 20% required return to estimate its value. Calculate the value.
Investment in 1/2 acre of land. You estimate the value of the land by discounting the expected $170,000 cash payment in 5 years at 15%. Calculate the value.
Provide the calculations of each scenario, and explain what the value of each is and if you will decide they are worth investing in at this time.

Explain why traditional approaches may not be sufficient.

Please provide response to the following:
You are the new controller of a major US manufacturing firm. In your previous employment, you deteced multiple varieties of fraud. The CFO of you new company informs you that top management is concerned about possible fraud in the organization and is interested in taking a proactive approach both to detecting and deterring fraud. After noting that he has recommended you for the fraud detection assignment, the CFO tells you that he is a little nervous about hom much this investigation approach will cost and asks you to keep your choices simple and inexpensive. You and th CFO are good friends, an dyou’ve never had a problem suggesting ideas about upcoming projects in the past. You know that to be most effective in completing your new assignment, you should do some extensive data analysis because of the large size of the company and its databases.
Maria and Angela take the position of the CFO wo wants to keep analyss simle and Andrew, Afayi, Rebecca take the position of the controller who believes more expensive, data-driven approaches are necessary. Debate the appropriates of the various detection approaches, including the deduction approach, for your company. Explain why traditional approaches may not be sufficient.

What does this line item or ratio measure and why is it important item for management to understand this number? b.

Locate and post a screenshot of an actual Income Statement from the latest fiscal year for Tesla.
1. Pick an Income Statement Line Item (Gross Profit will be the line item) and answer the following:
a. What does this line item or ratio measure and why is it important item for Management to understand this number?
b. Identify the past 4 years of amounts for your line item or ratio (Note: this will require you to track down additional historical Income Statements to get the older data). Share this data with the class using a data table or chart.
c. Answer the following questions:
–What is the trend for this line item or ratio?
–Has the line item or ratio amount increased or decreased?
–Is this a “good” thing or a “bad” thing? For this company?
–What might management do to improve this line item or ratio?

What has been the lending strategy followed by santander?

Introduction:
Over the past century we have gone through three globalizations. The first, in the years before World War I, was based on mass commodities and infrastructure investments. The second, which only outstripped the first wave of globalization beginning in the 1980s, focused on mass manufactured goods and the capital equipment. Now, we are entering a third stage of globalization – one that is layered on dimensions of the prior two – in which the center of profitability has shifted toward the retail interaction. This trend is called “Global Retail”, or, less euphonically, “globalization”. The goal of this assignment is to see how a successful European retail banking organization confronts the opportunities and challenges of globalization. Therefore, the article focuses on how they make their loans and tries to find the differences between their strategies, which appear to be well suited to the fragmented regulatory market in Europe, and the U.S. model of consumer lending.
Assignment Questions:
1. Please describe and evaluate the Country/Political Risk faced by this organization and describe its successes and failures.
2. What has been the lending strategy followed by Santander? Are lending decisions based on the credit background of the borrower, or on the riskiness of the venture? How do they manage risk? How do they finance their loans? Why is there so little cross-border borrowing?
3. How is the lending strategy different to US commercial banks?
4. As a consultant to the CEO, what would you suggest Magda Salarich do now? Please obtain, identify and evaluate the data and conduct a multi-perspective analysis of the evidence to make a logical recommendation for solving the problem with a global perspective.
5. Defend your recommendation and communicate your beliefs clearly and accurately.
Resources Attached:
• Appendix A
is the case you must read in order to answer above questions: you got the Santander case!
• Appendix B
shows how you are getting the tools of Global Learning for Global Citizenship by answering the above questions and their weighting in the project.
• Appendix C
is an example of a rubric that highlights what Professor is looking for when grading your report for each question. This rubric can be matched to the questions above. Students should read Appendices B and C carefully in order to have a comprehensive understanding about how an essay is evaluated.
• HBP Case Analysis Worksheet
• Steps for Effective Case Analysis