Fin/370 – finance for business, week 2


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Ethics and Compliance Paper

1.    Review the objectives from Week One, and discuss additional insights and questions that may have arisen.                                                                                                     

2.    Ethics and Compliance Paper

Select an organization from the following list:

·         Pepsi Co.

·         Wal-Mart

·         Lowe’s

·         Starbucks

·         Barnes and Noble


·         Hewlett Packard

·         Dell

·         Disney

·         Microsoft

Be sure to obtain faculty approval of your selection prior to beginning this assignment; if your team does not get prior approval, your paper will be given an automatic zero.  Companies are awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis and a company cannot be duplicated.  Therefore, it would behoove your team to get your request in as soon as possible.


1.    Obtain a copy of your selected organization’s annual report and SEC filings for the past two years.

2.    Prepare a 1,400-1,750-word paper in which you analyze the data in your selected organization’s annual reports and SEC filings.  In your analysis, be sure to address the following:

A.  Assess the role of ethics and compliance in your selected organization’s financial environment.

·         Describe the procedures that your selected organization has put in place to ensure ethical behavior.

·         Identify the processes the organization uses to comply with SEC regulations.

B.  Evaluate your selected Organization’s financial performance over the past two years using financial ratios.  Calculate the following ratios for each year:

·         Current

·         Debt

·         ROE (return on equity)

·         Days receivable


Be sure to discuss the trend for each ratio and what it tells you about the organization’s financial health. Be sure to properly cite your sources of financial information.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines


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