In this task you will use the “Competition Bikes Inc. Storyline” case study to prepare a summary report based on your evaluation of the company’s operations.
Note: Be sure to submit a copy of your Excel workbook when submitting your JET2 Task 1 work. The evaluator will need a copy of your data to ensure correct evaluation.
A. Prepare a summary report in which you do the following:
1. Evaluate the company’s operational strengths and weaknesses based on the following:
a. Horizontal analysis results
b. Vertical analysis results
c. Trend analysis results
d. Ratio analysis results
2. Analyze the working capital of Competition Bikes Inc. Consider the following in your analysis:
• Ways to improve the working capital
• Ways to use excess working capital to generate an increase in profits
3. Evaluate the internal controls for the Competition Bikes Inc. purchasing system.
a. Recommend corrective actions for any weaknesses.
b. Identify the risks to the company.
i. Discuss how to mitigate the risks arising from internal control weaknesses.
4. Analyze compliance with Sarbanes–Oxley requirements.
a. Recommend corrective actions for noncompliant areas.
B. If you use sources, include all in-text citations and references in APA format.
SUBDOMAINS: 326.1 – MANAGING INTERNAL COST & CONTROLLING FINANCES
326.2 – MANAGING CAPITAL AND FINANCIAL ASSETS
326.4 – MANAGING ENTERPRISE RISK & CONTINUITY
329.4 – MANAGING OPERATIONS
Competencies: 326.1.1: Financial Analysis – The graduate analyzes and benchmarks financial statements, evaluates company performance, identifies areas for improvement, and makes recommendations for needed action and methods of operation.
326.1.4: Control – The graduate evaluates corporate systems and recommends measures to provide adequate internal controls.
326.2.4: Working Capital – The graduate demonstrates the use of working capital management and working capital acquisition concepts to balance the related trade-off between profitability and risk.
326.4.4: Risk Evaluation and Mitigation – The graduate evaluates internal and external risks and recommends risk mitigation strategies and techniques to an organization.
329.4.6: Government Regulation – The graduate analyzes applicable legal and regulatory requirements to determine whether organizations meet legal responsibilities and act with social responsibility.