Advanced Corporate Reporting

A.    
General information of the case study

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This case study is an individual assignment. It is worth 30% of your final mark.

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The word limit of this assignment is 3,000 maximum (excluding the reference list, footnote and, appendices). It should be no less or more than 5% of the word limit using 1.5 spacing.

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A sample format of the report is shown in Appendix 1. You must use the provided structure to complete this assignment.

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Please note that your assignment will be submitted to Turnitin, as a deterrent to plagiarism.

 

B.     
Your tasks

1.     
You are required to analyse a designated case (refer to the journal paper, “Does the Capitalization of Intangible Assets Increase the Predictability of Corporate Failure?” (Jones, 2011), Accounting Horizons, Vol. 25 No. 1, pp. 41-70) and answer the following questions:

a)     
What are the contemporary financial accounting issues in the case and why?

b)     
What are the theories employed by the author and why does the author believe these theories relate to the study?

c)     
What are the main variables and other variables controlled by the author in predicting corporate failure in this case?

d)     
What are the main findings of this research paper?

 

2.     
Altman’s Z-score is one of the best known models for predicting corporate failure.

a)     
Select a firm from the listed companies (refer to ASXListedCompanies via blackboard) and provide a brief introduction of your selected company

b)     
Evaluate the likelihood of bankruptcy of your selected firm by using the Altman’s Z-score model. You are required to

                                                              i.   
Introduce the Altman’s Z-score model

                                                             ii.   
calculate two years’ Altman’s Z-scores  

                                                           iii.   
comment on the results

 

3.     
Prepare the assignment in report format based on your study by using the following structure.

     


4.     
Structure of the report for this case study

Introduction

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The objective of your report

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A brief introduction of the topic and your selected company

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