Select an organization from the following list:
· Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
· Barnes & Noble
IF YOUR TEAM DOES NOT SELCT ONE OF THE COMPANIES LISTED ABOVE, THEN Obtain faculty approval of your selection prior to beginning the assignment. If you choose one of the listed companies, you do not need approval.
Obtain faculty approval of your selection prior to beginning the assignment.
Obtain a copy of the organization’s annual report and SEC filings for the past 2 years.
Write a 1,400- to 1,750-word paper in which you analyze the data in the annual reports and SEC filings. Address the following:
· Assess the role of ethics and compliance in your organization’s financial environment.
· Describe procedures your organization has in place to ensure ethical behavior.
· Explain how financial markets work in the United States.
· Identify processes the organization uses to comply with SEC regulations.
· Evaluate your organization’s financial performance during the past 2 years, using financial ratios. Calculate the ratios for each year:
o Return on equity
o Days receivable
· Discuss the trend for each ratio and what it tells you about the organization’s financial health.
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.