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Financial Planning in Health Care Organizations [1: Please note that all sources and facts utilized in this paper are from the customer provided reading material.]
Healthcare is on everybody's mind today. From the insurance debate in Congress to our own personal worries about dental or medical insurance and how we can obtain it at a low price, healthcare is not only widely discussed in our society, but it is necessary to our survival and well-being. With this aspect also comes the non-personal aspect of health care, and that is the fact that financial planning must be taken into account and put into place by health care organization. This must be done due to the environment today, and the changes that are taking place, for which traditional methods are often not the best. This paper will thus discuss how health care organizations can form strategic plans to help them cope with…… [Read More]
The first advantage is that it is easy. The math associated with the percentage of sales method is very simple to execute. The underlying premise of this method is that most of the items on the income statement and on the balance sheet will vary with sales. In addition to direct variable costs, such as cost of goods sold, indirect costs will also vary roughly in line with sales. These costs include fixed costs such as selling, general and administrative expense, and even fixed assets. As the company grows, the line items will grow in roughly equal proportion.
For example, if in 2008 a firm's cost of good sold is 40% of its revenues, then it would be assumed that the same would hold true in 2009. The revenues themselves would be the one component of the equation that is left to management to determine. They would need to estimate…… [Read More]
Goal setting works well for simple jobs -- clerks, typists, loggers, and technicians -- but not for complete jobs. Goal setting with jobs in which goals are not easily measured (e.g., teaching, nursing, engineering, accounting) has posed some problems.
Goal setting encourages game playing. Setting low goals to look good later is one game played by subordinates who do not want to be caught short. Managers play the game of setting an initial goal that is generally not achievable and then finding out how subordinates react.
Goal setting is used as another check on employees. It is a control device to monitor performance.
Goal accomplishment can become an obsession. In some situations, goal setters have become so obsessed with achieving their goals that they neglect other important areas of their jobs.
The positive effects of goal setting are sometimes only temporary (Ivancevich, 1995).
Goal setting seems easy, and a lot…… [Read More]
Finally, one may sell their home to free assets for retirement finances. If one sells the home and moves to a less-expensive residence, one can invest any after-tax sales profits for future retirement needs. Another home option is the reverse mortgage. With a reverse mortgage, one receives regular, nontaxable payments from the lender instead of paying these payments. The principal and interest are repaid at a later date, either when the house is sold or when the owner dies. everse mortgages are a fairly recent option for retirees, and terms vary widely, so the contract should be carefully reviewed before signing.
If one is at retirement age or nearing it and has not accumulated a significant nest egg, one will likely need to work well into the retirement years. One should consider a plan of action if the employer forces one into retirement or even downsizes before one…… [Read More]
financial planning is something that they do not take seriously until later on life. Evidence of this can be seen with a survey conducted by Lawyers.com. They found that only 35% of Americans have a will and 21% have a trust established. This is problematic, as the lack of planning can hurt the trustee's ability to reduce taxes and other liabilities for beneficiaries. (Sarji, 2011)
To avoid these challenges, requires establishing a financial plan which is taking into account a number of scenarios. This will be accomplished by looking at: the current / future income needs, debt acquisition / retirement preparation, the purchasing / disposal of personal assets, emergency funds and investment / retirement / estate planning. Together, these different elements will show how to create a financial strategy that is prepared for a host of events. (Sarji, 2011)
Current and future needs
Any kind of planning should take into…… [Read More]
The consideration of after tax returns is also important, because different investments offer different tax rates and these differences can be significant. Interestingly, the author here also does not touch upon diversification or indeed any other key tenets of modern portfolio theory. Risk aversion is not mentioned either, even though this is a key element in people's satisfaction with their investment performance. Another interesting and overlooked element is that of fees. All costs must be considered in financial planning, though it is understandable from the financial manager's perspective that discussion of cost be kept to a minimum. The main weakness of the Fort orth article is that it focuses on only a handful of issues. The advice lacks focus, or synthesis.
Overall, both of these articles have strong elements, but are incomplete in scope. In both cases, the theoretical underpinnings of financial planning are not given much if any time.…… [Read More]
In short, corporate financial planning oversight can be greatly restrained and monopolized if the locus of corporate control is not all that large (Brav, 2009).
Macroeconomic Condition Influence
Another unquestionable influence on corporate financial planning and the capital structure of the firms being managed are the wider macroeconomic conditions of the economy, whether it be regional, national or global, that is in play for a given firm. As the 2007-2009 global recession proved, macroeconomic metrics being shoddy can have significant repercussions on what is done and why vis-a-vis capital structures in firms. Many firms have become very conservative and have reduced risk exposure greatly. Many pundits and scholars have lauded this decision as it's been viewed as a cause of the economic fracas in the first place but some others have said that firms are being too conservative and unwilling to invest when they can and should. Even so, cash…… [Read More]
Budgeting and Financial Planning
Distinctions between budgeting & financial planning.
The difference between budgeting and financial planning
The difference between budgeting and financial planning
Budgeting and financial planning are often used interchangeably in the speech of laypersons, when they are talking about the economic outlook of organizations. They are, however, very different processes, although the two are interrelated. One analogy is that of someone trying to maneuver the organization like a rowboat over a difficult current: "The energy you use to make the boat move is like the money you have to spend. You can row all day, but if you don't spend any time steering, you'll never arrive at your destination. Budgeting, like rowing, provides the resources...Financial planning, like steering, focuses our effort on our destination. owing without steering, or budgeting without a long-range strategic financial plan, will keep you moving -- but not necessarily in the right direction"…… [Read More]
Financial planning and working capital management are two processes that enable capital financing in business. Financial planning uses projections and calculations to determine investment requirements where working capital management enables flexibility in business cash flow that meets the needs of the business. Marketable securities are good sources to park cash and enable that cash to raise capital to meet future business needs. It is important to consider appropriate diversity mixes in portfolios to reduce risk and raise profitability with investments.
Financial planning involves forecasting expenses, sales, and profits (Petty, 2013). Forecasting is a guessing game, but can be closer to appropriate figures when based on historical figures that show growth trends. It can also be based on market conditions for new businesses. The next step is to calculate the costs of goods sold, interest expense, and taxes on the forecasted figures. This will show a forecasted profit. A…… [Read More]
Long-Term Financial Planning and Nike
For any company to be successful it is essential that the company and its' management determine what they are going to do, and how they are going to do it; this is the very core of strategic planning (Lynch, 2011). Part of this is the setting of long-term goals and objectives in a financial planning context. The importance of the long-term goal setting and objective setting can be seen by looking at a successful firm such as Nike.
Nike is a well-known sports brand, it has been highly successful and in the last ten years the revenue of the firm has more than doubled, and the earnings per share have been increased by an average of 15% per annum (Parker, 2013). This is an impressive growth rate, which is much higher than the industry average; sales on sales growth in 2013 was 7.7% compared…… [Read More]
Identify two new pieces of financial information that you learned about this week that will help you make informed financial decisions about your future and eventual retirement.
Personal financial management and financial planning can be daunting. It helps to learn more about the tools people can use to plan their savings and budget for the future. One of the things I learned this week that will help me make informed financial decisions is how to be a responsible borrower. For one, I never considered credit cards as being a form of lending. Essentially, people who forget that credit cards entail borrowing money from a bank can get into a lot of trouble with debt accumulation. Next, taking out loans can be tricky. Student loans tend to have reasonable interest rates, but any amount of interest is still going to add up over time. The less the loan principal, the less…… [Read More]
Advice (SOA): Financial Planning
Purpose of this document is to prepare a statement of advice (SOA) on the financial planning for David Smith and Brenda Smith to achieve their financial goals. The advice is to communicate important information to clients in order to make informed decision about their financial portfolios. This document is a Statement of Advice or 'SOA' used to explain my advice, and highlights the important points. Please, be sure to read all sections of the SOA.
Summary of my Advice
I recommend that you sell your shares and reinvest the funds in the managed funds, which will assist you to get a return between $17,000 and $29,000 a year. Moreover, I recommend that you invest 60% of your superannuation in the managed funds. I carefully choose the categories of the managed funds that you could invest your money. Based on my recommendation, you are likely to get…… [Read More]
Long-Term Financial Planning
FedEx Corporation was established in 1971 and the company has four distinct business segments that include FedEx Express, FedEx Ground, FedEx Office and FedEx Freight. Over the years, the company has obtained 6-year of CAG (compounded annual growth of 5%). However, the company is likely to obtain similar CAG of 5.9% over the next 8 years based on current economic environment. (FedEx Corporation .2010.
The WACC (weighted average cost of capital) is the average interest rate that a company should pay in order to secure a project. Moreover, WACC is the average rate of return that a company must earn from its current assets to satisfy investors, shareholders and creditors. Since FedEx Corporation is always trying to create value for shareholders, the paper calculates the WACC of the FedEx to evaluate the company ability to generate returns from its assets.
Estimation of WACC of the…… [Read More]
Lowe's Financial Strategy
Lowe's Financial Planning Strategy
Lowe's home improvement stores have tried to enact a financial strategy for many years that would make the company the highest regarded and largest retailer of their type in the world. They have been thwarted in those goals by the success of The Home Depot, but Lowe's has still managed to build a trusted brand despite recent global economic difficulties. By looking at both Lowe's recent stock price (over the last five years) and capital structure, it will be possible to determine the proper financial planning strategy that the company should pursue.
There are two basic strategies that Lowe's has employed over the past decade that have had varying levels of success. The first part of the last decade Lowe's focused more on a strategy that had to do more with what the company had on hand than the sales it made. Lowe's…… [Read More]
BHP Billiton Budget and Financial Planning
BHP Billiton is a global Anglo-Australian company specialized in petroleum, metal and mining. Headquartered in Melbourne, the BHP Billiton is one of the world largest mining company using the 2013 total revenue. The BHP Billiton was established in 2001, and has been ranked as a top performing mining company in the world. At the end of 2015 fiscal year, BHP Billiton recorded $44.6 Billion as the total revenue with the net income of $1.9 Billion. In 2010, the company recorded a net income of $12.7 Billion, and by the end of 2014 fiscal year, the net income increased to $13.8 Billion. However, the company net income drastically declines to $1.9 billion at the end of the 2015 fiscal year. (Annual Report, 2015).
This report carries out a financial and budget planning for the BHP Billiton to enhance a greater understanding on the…… [Read More]
So, many expenses that would have given him a credit were not presented and this meant Lee had to pay large amounts as tax. The IS clearly states that it is the responsibility of the business owner to deduct expenses and show receipts for the same. (IS.gov, 2010). So, we recalculated his tax assessment for the year and included all deductible expenses that had proof of receipt. This brought down his tax by about $23,000.
The next step was to determine whether Lee's business was eligible for the health care tax credit approved by the Obama administration. Since Lee had more than 25 full-time employees with an annual average wage of less than $50,000, he qualified for the credit. It is 35% of the premium costs. (IS.gov, 2010). This further reduced his taxes.
Another move is to give him a salary every month as the CEO of the company. Earlier,…… [Read More]
She is well-connected within the community and is confident that her business would be profitable within a year or two. She has a strong, charismatic personality and is also connected to Milwaukee's artistic community through her husband's architectural work restoring some of the city's beautiful historic buildings. She has a considerable portfolio, and occasionally sold stock photos or worked as a wedding photographer when she was in law school.
Laura realizes that in the current market, individuals and companies may be cutting back on "luxuries" like professional family and staff pictures. However, she has a range of expertise in architectural and interior photography as well as portrait and event photography. She is willing to diversify her skill set and pursue further education if necessary, although in her field an additional artistic degree would only be desirable for teaching or competing for gallery showings at a national level.
According to her…… [Read More]
..ERP combines them all together into a single, integrated software program that runs of a single database so that the various departments can more easily share information and communicate with each other." (Pang, 2001) the work of Les Pang (2001) entitled: "Manager's Guide to Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Systems" published in the Information Systems Control Journal informs this study that over the past ten years an organizations have significantly experienced "changes in their core business applications. These applications have moved from a centralized mainframe platform towards distributed client-server architecture, changed from monolithic customized software systems to commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) system modules with graphical development tools and expanded from a local area network environment to one with the broad reach of the World Wide Web. usiness applications have changed to support the globalization of their organization with the addition of multisite and multicurrency functionalities." (Pang, 2001)
The desire of a great…… [Read More]
A the direct support or supervision of individuals who deliver all, or any portion, of the personal financial planning process to a client.
A teaching all, or any portion, of the personal financial planning process.
Finally the applicant must agree to adhere to the CFP Code of Professional Conduct and submit to a background check. Any pending litigation must be disclosed.
The Financial Planner typically operates in four major areas: investment planning, estate planning, retirement planning and business succession planning. All of these areas are highly specialized and a planner may decide to specialize in one or more areas. Major firms will offer all of these services to clients, but the delivery method may vary by company. Firms such as Lincoln Financial Advisors, American Express Financial Services and AXA Advisors offer all of these services.
Another group of firms includes brokerage firms, also called wire houses, that may offer some…… [Read More]
Planning & Marketing Conferences & Workshops
The importance of planning
Getting feedback from others
Administering a workshop or conference
The details of work that can be done in conferences
Preparing for a conference
Facilities available at conferences
At the outset of this exercise, we must start by defining planning and this has been defined as a proactive decision making within an organization. The importance of planning and marketing can start an ongoing process that helps an organization to design the services to meet the needs of the customer. This helps in removal of the traditional focus on internal operations and to the expectations of the customer and convenience. There have also been suggestions from experts like Weygand in 1995 that marketing audit should be an ongoing process in every organization to find out the trends and changes that are taking place in the market. (Planning and Marketing) Nowadays the promotion…… [Read More]
Financial Management in Healthcare
Medicare and Medicaid are programs run by the government and which provide medical services as well as services that are health care related to particular groups of individuals in the United States. It is imperative to note that these two programs are exceedingly dissimilar but are supervised and overseen by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services which is a department that is found within the Department of Health and Human Services of the United States. The origin of these two programs dates back to the year 1965 when they were created after President Lyndon B. Johnson signed changes to the Social Security Act (Crosta, 2015) for the national health care program. This program was principally created at the time when individuals who were aged 65 years and above found it impossible to obtain private coverage for health insurance. In particular, this was a time when…… [Read More]
The article that was written by Conley (2011) discusses the impact that collateralized debt obligations (CDO's) would have upon the subprime loans. These were created in 1987, by the Wall Street firm Drexel urnham. In this product, the investment bankers would take a number of different articles and combine them together as one investment. The various assets that were used included: junk bonds, mortgages and other high yielding investments from the debt. The idea with these different products is that the investment bank could offer customers a stated return on their investment. The way it worked is the brokerage firm would distribute each investor, the stated amount of returns that they would make off of the tranche (the CDO investment). This was derived using a complex mathematical formula that would divide the total amount of interest that was received, from the various high yielding products that were inside the CDO.…… [Read More]
For my portfolio, obviously there are certain stipulations that limit my choices, namely the $10,000, which is a pretty big constraint. I thought I would start with the shares. I went with Brocade Communication Systems, which trades as BCD on Nasdaq. This company makes and sells networking hardware and storage solutions. The current market price is $9.72 (MSN Moneycentral, 2014). I will be buying 200 shares, which gives us a price of $1,944.
The option is going to be call options on Starbucks. The expiry will be October 18, 2014. The strike price is $80, which has an ask of $1.25. The current price of Starbucks is $70.15 so the time value is presently $1.25 (MSN Moneycentral, 2014). The total cost of this is going to be 1.25 * 500 = $625.
The time horizon of this portfolio is long, since this is for my retirement. Therefore I can…… [Read More]
Are you or your spouse self-employed or own a business?
What kinds of income do you and your spouse have?
What kind of deductions do you and your spouse have?
Was there any out of pocket medical expenses?
Do you plan to itemize those deductions?
Do the children work?
Do the children file income tax returns?
Do the children live with you?
Did you pay more than 50% of the children's support?
Do you pay more than 50% of your fathers support?
What was the fair market value of the inherited property at your father's death, or when it was given?
What kind of retirement accounts do you and your spouse have?
What kinds of investments do you and your spouse own?
Do the children have education expenses you paid for?
Options in reducing taxes on adjusted gross income include starting a work 401K, or increasing the…… [Read More]
Financial continuity Strategies for NGO Boards
Non-governmental organizations are often caught up in financial woes that make it difficult for their operation despite having a strong mission program. Discussed are professional financial continuity strategies for NGO boards to control the financial performance of their organizations in a timely manner. Firstly, ensuring an effective operation of the board. Their functions are executed through complementary and supervisory operations, and legal obligations on their performance in the organizations structure (Finkler et al., 2016). The board’s primary role is to represent the interests of the stakeholders and those of the organization. Their functions include administration of the organization, financial oversight, and making decisions on policy.
Their governance responsibilities includes approval of annual budgets, preparation of business plans, policy formulation and implementation, strategic planning, and other administrative controls. Internal controls should be exercised not give room for fraudulent activities. Boards should ensure the organization abides…… [Read More]
Financial esource Management
eaching a financial decision regarding heath care services
All forms of industries deemed financial management as expressive in origin till the 1960's. Its basic and sole role was to ensure financing for completing the business's operatives and functions. The department for business planning or marketing would project a net total for meeting the services and meeting daily demands; managers would calculate the assets required to complete a given project needed, equipment's, supplies and building. Financial management is a field which focuses on business securities as well as the markets in which they are in key demand. Also, more emphasis is made on how businesses can tap new markets and unlock their hidden potential. As a result, financial management books were pretty explanatory and predictable in origin during those times. (Sandrick, 2008).
These days, financial management plays a pivotal role in day-to-day operations of a business. The responsibility…… [Read More]
Threats and vulnerability: A case study of Shoe Carnival, Inc.
Shoe carnival overview
Shoe Carnival Inc. is a publicly traded company that offers a range of footwear products for all categories of customers, men, women, children and sportswear. It also offers casual wear products and other assorted products such as handbags. Its headquarters are situated in Evansville, Indiana and it runs over 300 stores across several states mostly concentrated in South, Midwest, and Southeastern states of the U.S. David ussell, who had sold shoes for over 20 years in the traditional way, founded Shoe Carnival after feeling convicted that that was what he wanted to do. In the year 1978, and with is personal savings and some capital from his in-laws, he opened his first store that he called "Shoe Biz." His main idea was to create a shoe store made shoe-shopping fun. The major difference with ussell's…… [Read More]
Financial Fraud Fannie Mae
eview of Fraud Schemes within Fannie Mae 1998-2004
The agency found the fraud understatements of earnings and illegal gratuities that led to accounting violations and inability to meet Wall Street goals.
The investigation of Lee Frakas, executive of a major mortgage company which had dealings with Fannie Mae with hundreds of fake mortgages. The Securities Exchange Commission cited that Fannie Mae had to repay earnings and correct their books for the period 2001 through 2004. This major undertaking will cost the company over $11 billion by SEC estimates. In addition the Department of Justice has conducted a criminal investigation on the board members.
The top executive managing Fannie Mae were found guilty of illegally reporting accounting information that led to their receiving million dollar payments. Under Fraudulent Financial Statement Schemes this case is one of corruption and financial fraud. The specific areas include Illegal…… [Read More]
Assumption Use in the Financial Plan
Additional Assumption in Sensitivity Analysis
FIRST TWELVE MONTH CASHFLOW RESULT
HOW MUCH SHOULD NORMAN PAY FOR THE EXCLUSIVE RIGHT?
FORECASTED CASHFLOW FOR THE NEXT FIVE-Year
CASH FLOW WITH A LOAN AT 8% PER ANNUM
THE SALES PRICE AND kg SALES GRADUALLY INCREASE AT 5%
THE SALES PRICE PER kg INCREASE AT 10% UT THE UNIT SALES REMAIN AT 5%.
Investment Value Using At Discounted Rate 5%
est Financial Plan and Option
Assumption Use In The Financial Plan
Additional Assumption in Sensitivity Analysis
It is further assumed that price will increase gradually at the rate of 8% per annum and sales will increase at 7% per annum.
For the purpose of analysis, both the sales price and Kg sales will gradually increase at 5%.
Another scenario will be that the sales price per Kg increase at 10% but the unit sales…… [Read More]
Bull Run, Virginia
Pleasant Valley Estates is envisioned as an upwardly mobile community - located in Bull Run, Virginia - and targeted toward the young, single professional and young families.
Cash Flow Statement Overview
The cash flow statement constitutes a financial document, which details the exchange of cash between a business and the outside world while strategically demonstrating the in and outbound logistics. Flow is traditionally categorized as:
flow "in" from Operations - the cash the entity or company makes by selling goods and services, flow "in" from Financing - the cash the entity or company raises by selling stocks and bonds, and flow "out" to Investing - the cash the company spends toward investing in future growth
Each of these flows can move bi-directionally. Investors generally like to see that the company covers its spending with cash from operations rather than resort to financing. The cash flow…… [Read More]
As they are showing the total impact that the activities of business operations are having on its profitability.
When you look at the two different forms of analysis side by side, it is clear that they are playing an interconnected role. Where, business analysis and planning will tell you the various external challenges facing an organization. While financial analysis and planning, will tell you the effect of these issues are having on the balance sheet. This helps Hyrbitech to understand the overall scope of the problems they are facing and how they could adapt to them. As a result, the combination of the two different forms of analysis would identify specific factors that are facing the business and how it is impacting their overall bottom line. This would help Hybritech to seek out alliances and partnerships that could improve collaboration, as well as provide the company with the additional funding…… [Read More]
The primary competitor for the new indoor softball and baseball facility would be the Suffolk County Police Athletic League, which is a long established and traditional facility. They offer a wide variety of sports, including baseball, softball, football or basketball. This particular facility is mostly focused on receiving adult and skilled members, which will join the club's team and participate to competitions. In other words, they are only limitedly interested in attracting and training inexperienced members, but they look for those individuals who would add value to their already existent team. Another major competitor would be the South Bay Battlecats, but they only admit members between the ages of 9 and 22, basically closing the door to baseball and softball to all those older than 22.
Then, there are some educational institutions, such as the Dowling College or the Stony Brook University, which offer baseball and/or softball training to their…… [Read More]
(the Company) to the Loan Agreement with Western Financial Services (the Lender). For the purpose of providing you with this letter, other than as set out herein, we have carried out the audit and review of the Company's financial information
Based solely on the procedures set out in the engagement letter dated October 9, 20X5 (see Attachment 1) we confirm that the Company is in compliance with all of its restrictive debt covenants with the Lender.
Our report as set out herein is confidential to the addressees of this letter and should not be made available to any other party without our written consent.
Partner cc Chairman of the Board of Directors, Keystone Computers & Networks, Inc.
From Warren Love
Date November 14, 20X5
Subject Keystone Computers & Networks, Inc.
Revenue recognition - Accounting for the sale of extended warranty…… [Read More]
Aside the attraction of customers, the money invested in marketing have created the desired outcome of a strong and reputable brand. Another pivotal element in the financial strategies has been that of maximizing the efficiency of managing inventories. This was necessary in order to continually strengthen the brand as well as achieve the profitability goals. Alongside with operating principles, supply-chain renovation and inventory management, financial management represents the pillar of the Nike business model (Filbeck, Krueger and Preece, 2007).
It is extremely difficult to generalize the approaches of multinational organizations to financial management as each individual entity will employ those courses of action which best suit its needs as well as its characteristics. Whilst Ford continued to invest its resources in the manufacturing of large and luxurious vehicles in an attempt to drive the market, McDonald's has recognized the necessity in satisfying customer needs and has as such…… [Read More]
But these changes, materialized in increased sales and consequently revenues, improved quality of the products and services offered as well as the technologies used in the manufacturing process have supported the development of the corporation. From a financial point-of-view, they created the image of a strong and reliable company. The reasons why this change has financial implications is a simple one: a stronger company is better perceived by the market and by the stakeholders, increasing as such the company's sales and easing their penetration of new territories. Then, it generates increased interest from investors, easing as such Krispy Kreme's access to funding possibilities.
Even though Krispy Kreme is a strong company and represents an international brand, they are still subjected to numerous risks deriving from both the inside as well as the outside of the company. These risks, as presented by the Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and…… [Read More]
Despite having an exceptional pace of growth throughout the early years of their existence, Saatchi & Saatchi is facing client attrition and declining revenues. What had happened through their continual restructurings was the corporation lost track of their core vision, mission and values. The distance between these three core attributes of their business and financial performance had drifted apart so far that financial results were showing the increasingly disjointed nature of their corporate culture (Greenhalgh, 2004). The reliance on a balanced scorecard to unify their core vision, mission and values back to financial performance was needed (Niven).
As a result of the continued deterioration of financial and customer performance, management at Saatchi & Saatchi put into place financial and customer-driven goals for the company. The financial objectives included the foundation of their company's resurgence and comeback, including growing the revenue base faster than market rates, converting…… [Read More]
3.2.3 Portfolio Diversification of Investment in Global Property Markets
ecause the global property markets are affected by globalization and specific country / regional factors, means that the overall amounts of risks will vary, the most notable include: transparency and efficiency. Where, each country / region has different on laws and regulations pertaining to the real estate markets. This means that the risks in a number of different markets will depend upon specific market conditions themselves, reflecting these two factors. To protect themselves against these kinds of risks, many investors will often seek to diversify their portfolio. Diversification is: when you are investing a number of different asset classes in real estate, across a variety of countries / regions. The idea is that if a risk occurs in a specific country or region, the other areas that you are diversified in will protect you against the severity of the declines. For…… [Read More]
Planning Proposal on "Feasibility of developing an intranet"
To whom it May Concern:
Re: "Feasibility of developing an intranet" (Planning Proposal)
Our company is an internationally-based company that is extremely spread out geographically, and even on an internal level, in its architectural structure. Managers often wish to communicate efficiently and confidentially amongst themselves regarding the performance of other members of the staff. However, at present, this is difficult to accomplish. Of course the company could build a new physical structure to accommodate needs for better face-to-face connectivity amongst individuals, but another and less expensive potential solution exists, that of the development of an in-house intranet, or online connectivity structure.
Why an intranet? Why not simply make use of the World Wide Web, given currently existing corporate computer structures allow for such connections? The establishment of an intranet would automatically give an additional level of secrecy and protection from…… [Read More]
Members agree to report any breach of the TPI Code to the Institute, subject to legal restrictions and assist the Institute in any related investigation. Lastly, the Council has the power to discipline members who are in breach of the code, yet this action will only be undertaken if the Council believes is personally responsible for the breach.
Does the Code of Conduct Address the Conceptual and Legal Meaning of Professionalism:
The TPI Code of Conduct addresses some of the conceptual meaning of professionalism. Duty, honor and integrity are addressed in the clauses in a variety of ways. The clauses concerning conflict of interest, the commitment to lifelong learning, reporting of gifts or commissions, ensuring members do not make statements contrary to their bona fide opinions, and taking all steps possible to maintain professional competence cover these two aspects quite well. Caring and altruism, however, are not fully addressed with…… [Read More]
Planning and Control
Formulating Plans and Strategies
Bunge is a renowned organization that deals in agribusiness in as many as 40 countries offering the processing service of the products and produces from the farms as well as transport hence acting as the link between the production a t the farms and the final consumer. Bunge also deals in the production of renewable fuels, animal feeds, sugar, flour, fertilizers and oil among other products (Bunge Limited, 2011).
Bunge SWOT analysis
The company has several strengths one of them being the fact that they are involved in diverse agribusiness ventures. As noted above, they deal in a range of farm produce and products processing as well as transportation of the goods form the farm to the clients hence enjoying the advantages of economics of scale and hence being able to offer their clients a variety of products in a…… [Read More]
Financial managers and CEO's play important roles in ensuring that organizations meet their specific goals. The skill levels for both positions are high and require a great deal of patience and experience. The purpose of this discussion is to determine whether being a financial manager is the best preparation for later becoming a CEO.
ole of the Financial Manager
According to the Bureau of Labor, financial managers must have a bachelor's degree in a field such as business administration, accounting, economics or finance. Although, as the business world becomes more competitive, organizations are requiring financial managers to have Master's degrees and a great deal of experience before they can become financial managers. The Bureau also explains that financial managers are vital to the success of any organization and their jobs involve supervising the preparation of financial reports, direct investment activities, and implement cash management strategies. As computers are increasingly used…… [Read More]
As per IC Sec. 1033(h), the tax rules for the replacement of those properties destroyed or converted in such cases are eased and the overall replacement period extended as well. "Some rules were also revised like the 'ev. ule 95-22' which considers the funds received for the primary residence as well as scheduled property such as jewelry, pieces of art, coins, etc. which had been insured, as funds for a single item of property." (IS, Tax Law Changes elated to Hurricanes Katrina, ita and Wilma) These funds were to be considered as a "common pool" of proceeds from which the gains realized by the taxpayer could be to the extent of the amount exceeding the expenses after meeting a suitable replacement property. This revised rule also clarifies that the replacement property could refer to the residence being replaced or any scheduled private property "in any proportion." (Kess, Hurricane Katrina tax…… [Read More]
Bank of America and Merrill Lynch would have to be separated and Goldman Sachs could no longer be a bank holding company. "Commercial banks would take deposits, manage the nation's payments system, make standard loans and even trade securities for their customers -- just not for themselves. The government, in return, would rescue banks that fail. On the other side of the wall, investment houses would be free to buy and sell securities for their own accounts, borrowing to leverage these trades and thus multiplying the profits, and the risks. Being separated from banks, the investment houses would no longer have access to federally insured deposits to finance this trading. If one failed, the government would supervise an orderly liquidation. None would be too big to fail -- a designation that could arise for a handful of institutions under the administration's proposal" (Uchitelle, "Volcker," 2009).
The Volcker proposal seems sensible,…… [Read More]
Financial Statements (Regulatory oversight)
The rapid failure and bankruptcy of Enron has prompted severe criticism of the nation's financial reporting and auditing systems, which are fundamental to maintaining investor confidence in U.S. capital markets; there are four areas in which the Enron failure revealed serious problems: corporate governance, the independent audit of financial statements, oversight of the accounting profession, and accounting and financial reporting issues (GAO, 2002). The financial statements are the frontline in determining a company's integrity and accountability. hen a company makes its financial statements public, then they can be scrutinized by many external entities to be used in the market.
However, before financial statements are made public, they should be examined by an external auditor. Auditing is one of the most essential functions in the entire accounting business function and mistakes made in accounting can cost an organization everything. Therefore the auditing process…… [Read More]
Because of its youth-oriented focus, Nike must constantly innovate, in terms of its products. Examples of such innovation include new shoes like the Nike Free, which are intended to profit off of the new 'barefoot running' craze, shoes that allow for distance to be tracked via GPS, and clothing that allows the users to wear Nike-specific iPods that combine music listening with speed, distance, and workout planning features. Nike's goal is always to have enough money to invest in &D while still having enough profits to show substantial gain for shareholders. This ensures that it is still viewed as a 'hot' and profitable company in which to invest, according to the financial press.
By fusing its brand image and marketing strategies, Nike has been able to manage its finances effectively. A youth-oriented, direct-to-consumer model is reinforced by its emphasis on Nike-specific stores and online retailing. Online retailing allows consumers to…… [Read More]
For most parts of history, government financial executives have been taken as scorekeepers, and made responsible for collecting, processing and reporting the financial information that used by elected officials and senior managers who use them in making their decisions. The question is whether their role has now changed with the present importance of information technology. (From Scorekeeper to Business Partner: The Evolving ole of Government Financial Executives)
Now there is increasing evidence of the importance that information technology is getting in public administration and this is resulting in more and more insistence from the public that government financial executives have a greater say in all decision making activities of the government. The finance executives are now the individuals to lead the charge for getting an entrepreneurial type of government and have it judged based on its performance. For most of the finance executives now, the changes are leading…… [Read More]
(God and Money)
The spiritual and materialistic facets of Church life are not only linked but in reality are fully united. All the conferences like All American Council, diocesan workshops, church publications, and guidance in our parishes makes us aware that we are required to share God's gift of time, talent and material resources. All the facets of life initiate to belong to God and we have the liability of utilizing them as judiciously as possible. Good stewardship is essential to fulfill the objective of Church that flows from all the facets of Church. It is required to understand the casual temptations in dealing with parish financial matters and handling the funds and records of the Church. Irrespective of the fact that proper records are kept, often it leads to confusion due to lack of improper and incomplete routine book keeping. (Parish Finances)
In order to maintain the financial propriety…… [Read More]
Business Plan for a Financial Divorce Software
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Business Plan relating to the Sales of a new Financial Divorce Software.
Business Plan relating to the Sales of a new Financial Divorce Software
Keys to Success
Legal Form of Ownership
Location and Facilities
Products and Service
Ps of Marketing
Financial Statements and Projections
evenue and Cost Estimate
Forecasted Profit and Loss Statement
Forecasted Balance Sheet
Financial planning is involved in every aspect of life. Individuals and businesses have to formulate their daily, monthly, and yearly budgets in order to achieve a balance between their incomes and expenditures.…… [Read More]
Tax Efficient Financial Strategies
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Tax Efficient Financial Planning
Astute financial planning in the current economic climate is critical. While we cannot control the ebbs and flows of either the market or the decisions of the government that affect one's personal finances, we can attempt to grow and preserve wealth through tax efficient financial planning. There are solid vehicles available, if utilized correctly, can successfully minimize income, capital gains and estate taxes for our clients. Below provides detailed information on vehicles available to provide minimal tax exposure.
Income Tax Minimization
Deferred Variable Annuities
Using this method clients not only are able to minimize their incomes taxes, but they this vehicle also provides asset protection.
401K or other Qualified etirement Plan
Contributions to a 401k or a similar retirement plan are tax-deferred and not-taxable until withdrawal. Contributions help to lower an individual's AGI thereby…… [Read More]
Business -- Human esources
Personal Financial Advising
Personal financial advisors review the financial needs of people and help them with investments, tax laws, and insurance decisions. Advisors help their clients recognize and plan for both long-range and short-range objectives. Advisors help clients plan for retirement, education expenses, and general investment decisions. Many also supply tax advice or sell insurance. Even though most planners offer advice on a wide assortment of topics, some specialize in areas such as retirement and estate planning or risk management (Personal Financial Advisors, 2009).
Personal financial advisors regularly work with a lot of clients and frequently must identify their own customers. A lot of personal financial advisors spend a great deal of their time advertising their services. A lot of advisors meet probable clients by giving seminars or by way of business and social networking. Identify clients and building a customer base is one of the…… [Read More]
Strategy Management: 'Strategic Planning
The purpose of this work is to explain in a precise manner several elements that strategic planning is inclusive of and further to tell how the planner should properly perform a strengths and weaknesses through the SWOT model and determine the impact of the findings which is what is given consideration for planning. Further to distinguish this from long-range planning and financial-planning as well as to discuss the relationship between mission statements, planned change, and unplanned change with use of illustrations and finally having confirmed to conclude.
Strategic planning can be stated as the evaluation of the internal and external environment of the organization and deducing the necessary adjustments based on findings focused on the future goals. There are several "essential steps in the strategic planning process. The steps begin with what is termed:
The identification of the vision and mission…… [Read More]
Individual Financial Contingency Planning
Temporary Assistance is the temporary help for the needy women, men, and children. If one is cannot find a job or the job is not providing enough, and unable to work, temporary assistance ill help in paying the expenses. There are two types of Temporary Assistance programs: Family Assistance (FA) and Safety Net Assistance (SNA). Family Assistance is the provision of cash assistance to the needy families, which include minor children living with their parents or caretaker relatives. According to Family Assistance, qualified adults are limited to receive the assistance for a period of sixty months in their lifetime (Gitman & Joehnk, 2007, p. 21). Once this time has expired, not all the family members are legible to receive family assistance and other benefits. Parents and other adults who have been receiving Family Assistance must comply with the requirements of the fed in order to receive…… [Read More]
This will include the capacity to respond to press questions and the ability to negotiate with the government and obtain fee reductions.
The customers' negotiating power is the first important factor that affects the organization's strategic, tactical or operational planning process. Indeed, this is a particularity of the industry where oeing is competing. This is characterized by very expensive and price that can reach tens of millions for one aircraft. The customers are generally governments or other large organizations that have a high negotiating power. A negotiation for a set of planes can reach several million of the bill.
From this perspective, oeing needs to have a negotiating margin and to be able to take the right decisions when it comes to completing a deal or not. If this a long - term collaboration, the company can let the deal go for less of the initial price. All this is,…… [Read More]
Disclosure & Financial Accounting
Environmental and Financial Factors in the Petroleum Industry
The petroleum industry has a unique responsibility in the initiative to practice environmental safeguarding while producing the petroleum products in such great demand. The financial manager must be decide what weight to apply to costs in terms of new processes and methods that are efficient as well as environmentally friendly and complaint.
Weighing Costs in Failure-to-Disclose
Environmental and Financial Factors in the Petroleum Industry
Findings elated to Cost Factor of Compliance
BP, Conoco, and Phillips
Summary & Conclusion
Weighing Costs in Failure-to-Disclose
Environmental and Financial Factors in the Petroleum Industry
The objective of this work is the research the Petroleum Fuel industry and to render an accounting of what results from either complying with or non-compliance to environmental regulations as set down by governing and ruling bodies.…… [Read More]
It is therefore possible that these professionals will need to investigate all levels of the customer's needs. Issues such as hopes, dreams and desires are for example taken into account together with more concrete issues such as taxes, insurance and retirement. These are all considered together in terms of the customer's stated needs. Because this is such a complicated and involved process, many financial advisors limit their expertise to provide optimal advice on only one aspect of financial planning or investing, while others attempt to be as global as possible. The customer with singular or simplified financial needs may make use of the former, while those with several different assets and investments may make use of the latter.
What type of financial advisor is chosen therefore depends greatly upon the specific needs and perceived financial competence of the customer. A customer who is not very informed regarding the financial world…… [Read More]
Compare and contrast the elements of the nursing process and the steps of the traditional problem solving process. Identify the process you think would be most appropriate for solving a clinical ethical problem? Why?
The elements of the nursing process are defined as assessing, diagnosing, evaluating, planning and implementing specific treatment plans and programs for patients. Each of the elements of the nursing process correspond well to the traditional problem solving processes in businesses as they each strive to first determine the underlying factors of a problem, then diagnose a potential series of solutions. The steps of evaluating, planning and implementing a solution is very comparable to how a nurse and her teams will seek to find a successful treatment plan. The nursing process is highly allegorical to business problem solving as both seek to first accurately diagnose the problems and then define a suitable solution or treatment (Kurtzman, 2010).…… [Read More]
The ABC system uses a much lage numbe and vaiety of cost dives than the one o two volume-based cost dives typical fo a taditional cost system. As a esult, the ABC method has inceased accuacy.
In contacts, it is explained that a taditional cost system uses only volume-based cost dives, such as diect labo and machine hous, and ignoes the key ole of suppot activities, such as numbe of setups and design changes, in poducing many moden poducts and sevices. Such volume-based cost dives often lead to one goup of poducts subsidizing anothe goup of poducts. These subsidies often ceate the appeaance that one goup of poducts is highly pofitable, advesely affecting the picing and competitiveness of anothe goup of poducts. In a highly competitive envionment with complex poducts and sevices, accuate cost infomation can be citical to sound planning and decision-making. (Cook, Gove & Cobun, 2000, p. 305)…… [Read More]
The reason that the subject lends itself to natural resources or real estate is that there will be some information available in those areas, making the valuation less difficult than in innovative areas.
The pessimistic approach is characterized by the divest/shrink option. When a firm is divesting or shrinking it can first scale down, which means that it can "shrink or shut down a project part way through if new information changes the expected payoffs;" this option lends itself to capital intensive industries or industries dealing with financial services (Mauboussin, 1999). ather than shutting down a project, a company can also choose to switch down, which involves switching "to more cost-effective and flexible assets as new information is obtained," and might be used in smaller companies, where the wholesale shut-down of a project could end a business (Mauboussin, 1999). The scope-down option is the mirror image of the above-mentioned scope-up…… [Read More]
In fact, as recently as October 11, 2005, Tim Beyers of the Motley Fool pointed to the 38% increase in the closing price of ITT's stock from a year ago at the same time, and suggested that the company is "worthy of further investigation" (Beyers, 2005, p. 4).
Weaknesses. Although Apollo has not fared well in recent months, ITT's competitors continue to represent a major threat to the company's efforts to capture additional market share in this dynamic industry; the company's initiatives to attract increasing numbers of minority students, though, together with its emphasis on developing new degree programs that reflect current market demand may serve to offset this increased competition.
Critical Issues. The most critical issues facing the company today are the pending investigations by the SEC and the Department of Justice (see further discussion in 4.0 Business isk Assessment below).
Operating leverage.…… [Read More]
investment management in the financial sector. The paper highlights the world's present macroeconomic situation. It further details the macro economic situation and the way it affects investment decisions in several investors. In addition, the paper describes a sample investment programme and provides critical decisions to investors as well as investment vehicles used by the investment moguls. The paper summarises practical exercises in compound investment management growth and the use of capital investment.
Investment management is an important part of the global financial sector, which is key in financing vast business empires. Investment management is incorporated under state laws employing several individuals and creating revenue to key players in the financial market. It is the management of several securities and assets to meet specific objectives for the benefit of the investors. The products used known as investment vehicles can be of minimal risks such as government bonds; carry high risks such…… [Read More]