Internal Code: MAS182
Assume that you are an international-business consultant to Organic Bean, a small (fictional) Australian
firm which produces organically grown coffee. The firm already supplies small amounts of their product to specialty coffee outlets in the U.S. but would like to explore opportunities in Asia.
Your task is to analyse the political, economic, and business environments, including the market potential, of Japan and South Korea. You will also develop a weighted index. (There is an example of a weighted index inthe ASSESSMENT/Country Analysis Report section of Blackboard.) Write a report justifying which is a better country choice for the firm.
Internal Code: MAS242
1. Discuss the purpose of a double-entry bookkeeping system.
2. Differentiate between financial and management accounting. Give an example of how management accounting reports would be incorporated into financial accounting reports.
3. BHP Billiton Ltd includes a sustainability report in its annual report. What are key performance indicators included in this report? Explain the different stakeholders that would be interested in this information.
4. ‘Complying with the law will always mean that you are acting ethically.’ Discuss this statement.
5. Comment on the following situations in relation to the ASXCGC corporate governance principles and recommendations.
Internal Code: MAS231
You have been asked by your audit client, Bolts Ltd (Bolts), to prepare a report that analyses the potential acquisition of Steel Pty Ltd (Steel). Prior to conducting your analysis, you decide to verify the accuracy and completeness of the cash flow statement provided by Steel for the year ended 30 June 2012. After reviewing a draft of your analysis, the chief financial officer (CFO) of Bolts has asked you to focus your attention on the sales and profitability of Steel and to avoid the distraction of cash flow reporting. He suggests that the acquisition will provide substantial future financial benefits to Bolts and that confusing the board with cash flow issues would not be helpful to the acquisition or to the likelihood of your being asked to undertake similar engagements in the future.
List two threats to compliance with the fundamental principles that may exist resulting from your discussion with the CFO, and identify the fundamental principles at risk of being breached.
Luke and Zane are two audit seniors working for the same Big Four accounting firm. Both started employment with the firm around the same time. They have mutual respect for each other; however, they have been highly competitive since they commenced work together. Luke has recently married and he and his wife are paying off their mortgage. Zane is single with a reputation in the firm for playing hard but working hard too. They have both been seniors for almost 18 months and are looking for promotion to audit supervisor. They are both aware that there is only one supervisor position available. Luke recently replaced Zane on a particular job, and the reason given to both Luke and
Zane was that another assignment had arisen with a long-time client of Zane. Once Luke had replaced Zane on that particular job, he realised that the client had called the audit manager to say that they were not impressed with Zane, as he had missed a number of issues within the audit and was arriving at work late. The audit manager had not discussed these comments with either Luke or Zane. After going through the work that Zane had completed, Luke realised that Zane had performed an excellent job, identifying a number of issues that he thought he might possibly have missed. Furthermore, Luke suspects that Zane and the client had a personality conflict, and that the client has misled the audit manager.
1) Work through this scenario using the American Accounting Association decisionmaking model, and decide what action Luke should take.
2) Would your decision be any different if you used the Mary Guy decision-making model?
Internal Code: MAS228
Internal Code: MAS188
1.Prepare a written manual for “Develop recruitment, selection, and induction policies and procedures’
2.Develop recruitment and selection
3.Assessment Task Three: Develop and induction training program
Internal Code: MAS190
The drawing attached shows the details of a car park ramp, built with reinforced concrete slab which is continuous over supports in the longitudinal direction. The car park ramp is designed for carrying standard size cars. There is a requirement to take a heavy machine up the ramp for the purposes of carrying out some repair upstairs. The heavy machine satisfies the height restrictions. The machine load is sufficiently distributed on several wheels to be considered as a uniformly distributed load.During the transport of the heavy machine, it can be ensured that there will be no other loads in addition to the heavy machine except for the self-weight of the slab. The load factors for the dead load (self-weight) and live load (heavy machine) should be applied. Calculate the maximum weight of the heavy machine that can be rolled along the ramp upstairs:
(a) Using Yield Line analysis; and
(b) Using strip method
(c) Using the coefficients provided in Clause 6.10.3 in AS3600 (2009).
The ramp is at a slope of 30 Degree. The length of ramp along the slope is 5 m. Density of concrete = 2400 kg/m3.
Internal Code: MAS191
Various models for the delivery of nursing care such as primary nursing, individual patient allocation, team nursing and functional nursing have been implemented over the past few decades. Based on the literature, discuss these models of care. Given the rapid changes in healthcare services and the pressures on the nursing workforce projected into the future, do any of these models offer an on-going viable solution to ensure quality of patient care?
Internal Code: MAS193
CASE STUDY: Phone hacking, corruption and the closure of News of the World
The closure of the News of the World (NoW) newspaper is exemplary of many of the issues discussed in Chapter 5. NoW was published by News Group Newspapers, part of News International, a subsidiary of Australian born Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation. According to media reports, the paper was ultimately closed down because of illegal and clearly unethical phone hacking. Its closure raises questions about regulation of the press, ownership of the media, the role of the police, and relationships between journalists and politicians. Using private investigators, NoW had been illegally tapping into voicemail messages of abductees, murder victims, politicians (among them even former British prime minister Gordon Brown), and prominent celebrities (like soccer star Paul Gascoigne, and actors Sienna Miller and Hugh Grant), All this was done in search of an exclusive story. In January 2007, NoW Royal Editor Clive Goodman and private investigator Glenn Mulcaire were jailed for several months after admitting that they had hacked into the voicemails of aides to the royal family. A senior police source at the time told rival newspaper The Guardian that evidence had been found that private investigators had hacked into literally thousands of phones. However, what is believed to have finally brought the paper down is its despicable hacking of the voice mails of murdered teenager Milly Dowler; Sarah Payne, the mother of a murdered eight year old girl; and the parents of murdered schoolgirls Jessica Chapman and Holly Wells. There are also allegations that the voicemail messages of relatives of dead British soldiers’ were hacked, and that a police officer offered to sell the paper a book containing confidential details about the royal family and its staff. How did NoW hack into voicemail accounts so easily? Because customers very rarely change four-digit PIN’s, private investigators and journalists could ring the number and, if the phone was not answered, the default number could be entered and messages accessed. Phone hacking is a grave matter, because it is highly illegal. Secondly, phone hacking is also unethical and is disdainful of an individual’s right to privacy. How would you like it if your mobile phone messages were hacked into? One of the most disturbing features of this scandal was the role of the police. Allegations into phone hacking were first made to the London Metropolitan Police in 2006, who were subsequently criticised for treading too softly. In 2009, The Guardian claimed that NoW journalists had hacked into mobile phones of about 3000 politicians, sport stars and celebrities, but the police chose not to reopen their investigation. In July 2011, John Yates, assistant Commissioner at Scotland Yard, said he regretted the 2009 decision not to relaunch the investigation. This may have been wisdom with hindsight, as the Metropolitan Police had finally reopened their inquiry in January 2011. Ian Edmondson, an assistant editor, was subsequently sacked because emails relating to the hacking were allegedly found in the system at Now.
1.Review and analyse the role of engineers as managers
2.understand the planning process and distinguish the different types of organisational planning
3.evaluate the characteristics of effective management control, including elements of operations and financial control.
Internal Code: MAS194
complete a Charter for MyProject,the Project Charter should explain the background of the organisation where this project will be carried out, the objectives of the project and the importance of this project to the organisation. The Charter includes a Business Case, Milestone Schedule, as well as any major problems or anticipated Risks with this project if they are known at this stage. The textbook provides detailed examples of what needs to be included in the Project Charter. These examples will assist in the development of the Project Charter for MyProject.