Inancial Information for Managers Ref/Def assignment

Required:

Assume that you are an external consultant to ParkView Ltd. Prepare a report for the board of directors commenting on the performance of the business over the two years using ratios and any other information that you consider appropriate.

Your report should address the following issues:

a? Reasons for using ratio analysis.
a? Description and justification of the ratios you decided to use
a? Calculation of the ratios.
a? Findings of your analysis with recommendations for action ParkView Ltd needs to undertake in the future.
a? Limitations of your analysis with regards to the information you have been provided; what kind of information could help you to develop a more robust ratio analysis?
a? Limitations of ratio analysis in general

Word Limit: 1200 words excluding any tables or calculations

The report is to be written individually. The areas mentioned above must be covered in your report. The calculations required for the report will account for only 30% of your coursework mark. The emphasis must be on analysis and evaluation. Your reasoning must be supported through adequate and rigorous referencing (do not use the essential textbook as your only source) and the report must follow the Harvard style of referencing. The Academic Skills Unit (ASU) provides a sample of this form of referencing.

Please ensure while writing the report you clearly state all your assumptions and the reasoning behind them. Some of the required parts of the report do not have a correct answer and the mark awarded will depend on the application of the knowledge and understanding that you will display in your arguments.

You will be assessed on:

a? Coverage and application of relevant theory
a? Critical analysis of data
a? Critical evaluation of results
a? Evidence of reading and research (including sourcing and referencing using the Harvard referencing system throughout, accompanied by a bibliography)
a? Overall structure and presentation of report (including requirements listed below)

Your answer should be in report format. Please use 1.5 or double line spacing and font size no less than 12. You should submit one electronic copy in a Microsoft Word file via StudyNet. Display the word count (not including the references / bibliography, the appendices, and any tables or calculations you may use) at the FRONT page. State your name and ID number on the front page of the report and present your calculations in the form of an APPENDIX in the end of the report.
Submission date: Monday 20th June 2011