Business studies discussion assignment

| March 15, 2018

An organization’s finances are closely linked to local and global  markets. Therefore, regular monitoring of economic factors, such as  employment, inflation, supply and demand, and interest rates is sure to  provide beneficial information. Therefore, it is important to understand  the impact of economic factors upon an organization’s current and  future operations and finances.

  1. Using the module readings, Argosy University online library  resources, and the Internet, research two to three articles on the  importance of analyzing economic factors for organizations.

    Then respond to the following:


    • Why should companies pay attention to economic factors when managing  the organization’s current and future financial information?
    • Consider an organization you are familiar with. Identify the  economic factor that has had the most impact on the organization’s  earnings in the past 5 years.
    • How has this factor impacted the organization and how has the  organization dealt with the impact in a positive or negative manner?
  2. Please put the following income statement and balance sheet terms in the proper order:

    Taxes, interest, gross profit, selling, general and  administrative expenses, sales, depreciation, net income, cost of goods  sold, and EBITDA.

  3. For the balance sheet, please categorize the following as short-term  assets, long-term assets, short-term liabilities, long-term  liabilities, or owner’s equity:

    Cash, accruals, property, plant and equipment, inventory,  accounts receivables, paid in capital, retained earnings, notes payable,  mortgage, and accounts payable.

  4.  Please explain in which order the four major financial statements need to be prepared, and why.
  5. Please also explain the three major categories of the statement of  cash flows and under which category the following items belong. Also  explain whether or not each item would be considered a source or use of  cash for the period in question:

    Inventory-increased for period
    Net income-increased for period
    Accounts receivables increase for period
    Accounts payable decrease for period
    Accruals decrease for period
    Depreciation-increases for period
    Stock issued
    Property purchased
    Bonds paid off
    Inventories increase for period
    Cash decreases
    Notes payable increase for period
    Bonds redeemed for period

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