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ACC 371 GCU Complete Discussions Package

ACC 371 GCU Complete Discussions Package

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ACC 371 GCU Week 1 Discussion 1

Explore the FASB Codification sections regarding stockholders’ equity. Identify one concept that you did not know prior to completing this research and share it with the class, citing the code section. Identify one question that has arisen as you have explored equity in the codification, and post this question as well. Participate in follow-up discussion by answering your classmates’ questions as posted. All posts should be grammatically correct and proofread for spelling.

ACC 371 GCU Week 1 Discussion 2

Find a publicly traded company that has treasury stock on its balance sheet. Provide a link to the balance sheet in your post, and explain the details of the treasury stock transactions based upon the amounts and disclosures found in the financial statements. Why do you think the company acquired the treasury stock? Do not choose a company that has already been reported on by one of your classmates. Participate in follow-up discussion by critiquing the posts provided by your classmates and defending their challenges to your post. Your initial post should be 250-500 words, and should demonstrate solid academic writing skills.

ACC 371 GCU Week 2 Discussion 1

Explore the FASB Codification sections related to investments (§320, 323, and 325). Identify a level of investment in equity securities (under 20%, 20%-50%, over 50% of outstanding stock) and explain how investments of that size should be treated. Justify why this methodology is appropriate. Participate in follow-up discussion by challenging or defending the methods as explained by your classmates. Your initial post should be 250-500 words, and should demonstrate solid academic writing skills.

ACC 371 GCU Week 2 Discussion 2

Find a publicly traded company that has investments on its balance sheet. Provide a link to the balance sheet in your post, and explain the details of the investments based on the amounts and disclosures found in the financial statements. Why do you think the company acquired the investments? Do not choose a company that has already been reported on by one of your classmates. Participate in follow-up discussion by critiquing the posts provided by your classmates and defending their challenges to your post. All posts should be grammatically correct and proofread for spelling.

ACC 371 GCU Week 3 Discussion 1

Find an article regarding the revenue recognition. In 250-300 words, summarize the article that you found and post that summary in the discussion forum. Post the article name in the subject line and do not post on an article that another classmate has already posted. Participate in follow-up discussion by choosing one of the articles that your classmates’ posted on and providing additional comments about the findings of that article. Your initial post should be 250-500 words, and should demonstrate solid academic writing skills.

ACC 371 GCU Week 3 Discussion 2

Select an industry that is of interest to you and examine the FASB Codification sections that have to do with that particular industry. Identify one concept you did not know prior to completing this research and share it with the class, citing the code section. Identify one question that has arisen as you have explored revenue recognition in the codification, and post this question as well. Participate in follow-up discussion by answering your classmates’ questions as posted. All posts should be grammatically correct and proofread for spelling.

ACC 371 GCU Week 4 Discussion 1

Find an article regarding full disclosure or the treatment of accounting changes. In 250-300 words, summarize the article that you found and post that summary in the discussion forum. Post the article name in the subject line and do not post on an article that another classmate has already posted. Participate in follow-up discussion by choosing one of the articles that your classmates’ posted on and providing additional comments about the findings of that article. Your initial post should be 250-500 words, and should demonstrate solid academic writing skills.

ACC 371 GCU Week 4 Discussion 2

Explore the FASB Codification sections regarding accounting changes. Identify one concept that you did not know prior to completing this research and share it with the class, citing the code section. Identify one question that has arisen as you have explored accounting changes in the codification, and post this question as well. Participate in follow-up discussion by answering your classmates’ questions as posted. All posts should be grammatically correct and proofread for spelling.

ACC 371 GCU Week 5 Discussion 1

Explore the FASB Codification sections related to pensions (plan accounting) (§960, 962 & 965). Identify one concept that you did not know prior to completing this research and share it with the class, citing the code section. Identify one question that has arisen as you have explored pensions in the Codification, and post this question as well. Participate in follow-up discussion by challenging or defending the methods as explained by your classmates, or answering their questions. Your initial post should be 250-500 words, and should demonstrate solid academic writing skills.

ACC 371 GCU Week 5 Discussion 2

Find a publicly traded company that provides post-retirement benefits for its employees. Provide a link to the balance sheet in your post, and explain the details of the post-retirement benefits based on the amounts and disclosures found in the financial statements. What have you learned about the pension plan or post-retirement benefits of the company? Would you want to work there based on the pension plan? Do not choose a company that has already been reported on by one of your classmates. Participate in follow-up discussion by critiquing the posts provided by your classmates and defending their challenges to your post. All posts should be grammatically correct and proofread for spelling.

ACC 371 GCU Week 6 Discussion 1

Explore the FASB Codification section related to leases (§840). Identify one concept that you did not know prior to completing this research and share it with the class, citing the code section. Identify one question that has arisen as you have explored leases in the Codification, and post this question as well. Participate in follow-up discussion by challenging or defending the methods as explained by your classmates, or answering their questions. Your initial post should be 250-500 words, and should demonstrate solid academic writing skills.

ACC 371 GCU Week 6 Discussion 2

Find a publicly traded company that has assets under capital lease on its balance sheet. Provide a link to the balance sheet in your post, and explain the details of the leasing transactions based on the amounts and disclosures found in the financial statements. What potential benefits do you think the company expected when choosing to lease, rather than buy, these assets? Do not choose a company that has already been reported on by one of your classmates. Participate in follow-up discussion by critiquing the posts provided by your classmates and defending their challenges to your post. All posts should be grammatically correct and proofread for spelling.

ACC 371 GCU Week 7 Discussion 1

Select a publicly traded company and access its most recent financial statements from its annual report. Include the name of the company in your subject line, and do not choose a company that one of your classmates has already posted on. Provide a link to the statements in your post. Examine the statement of cash flows for that company, and calculate the cash flow ratios presented in the lecture for the company that you have chosen. Make general comments about the company’s operations based upon what you view in the statement of cash flows and the ratios that you calculate. If there are any items that you see on the financial statements that you do not understand, identify those for your classmates and instructor to provide guidance on. Participate in follow-up discussion by critiquing the posts provided by your classmates and defending their challenges to your post. Your initial post should be 250-500 words, and should demonstrate solid academic writing skills.

ACC 371 GCU Week 7 Discussion 2

Explore the FASB Codification sections regarding the statement of cash flows. Identify one concept that you did not know prior to completing this research and share it with the class, citing the code section. Identify one question that has arisen as you have explored cash flows in the codification, and post this question as well. Participate in follow-up discussion by answering your classmates’ questions as posted. All posts should be grammatically correct and proofread for spelling.

ACC 371 GCU Week 8 Discussion 1

Choose a publicly traded company, and identify the sources that you would use, other than the financial statements, to analyze the financial position of this corporation. Find at least two resources, other than the financial statements, that provide information regarding your chosen company. Prepare an overview of what is revealed about the company by these sources, including any items that you find to be unusual about the company. Provide a link to each source examined with your initial post, and include the company name in the subject line. Do not choose a company that one of your classmates has already posted on. To participate in follow-up discussion, choose one of the companies that a classmate has reviewed, find an additional source that provides insight into the financial position of that company, and provide your own commentary on it. Your initial post should be 250-500 words, and should demonstrate solid academic writing skills.

ACC 371 GCU Week 8 Discussion 2

Discuss the limitations of financial statement analysis. What can be done to make financial ratios more relevant? How can a potential investor or creditor analyze financial statements in a way that can be relied on? Find a minimum of one source that supports your position, and include the reference in your post. Participate in follow-up discussion by challenging or defending the positions of your classmates. All posts should be grammatically correct and proofread for spelling.