Accounting B –– Tasks 2 and 3

Accounting B –  – Tasks 2 and 3
Type of Task
Research Task (Written Report & Oral Presentation) Date of Notification

Part A – Written Report

Written Report – 15%
Oral Presentation – 10% Outcomes Assessed
U1
the nature of accounting and its role in business and society
S1
select, organise and evaluate information
S5
communicate accounting information and issues using relevant terminology and concepts in appropriate forms (including ICT skills)
S6Accounting B Tasks 2 and 3
work independently or with others to achieve goals in set time frames
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Instructions for the Task
You are to research a publicly listed Australian company and present your findings in TWO parts. Your teacher will allocate you a public company to research. The list of public companies is set out on pages 8-9.
Part A: Written Report (15%)
Assume you are the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of your public company. Write a business report to the board of directors. Choose ONE of the following questions to address in your report:
1. Business Goals
 Clarify the term “goal”.
 Outline some of the financial and non-financial goals a business may have.
 Using your given company, explain three (3) future goals the business is trying to achieve. Use examples from the company’s Annual Report and Website.
OR
2. Competitive Advantage
 Clarify the term “competitive advantage”.
 Outline some ways in which a business can differentiate its product from its competitors.
 Using your given company, explain three (3) ways the business achieves competitive advantage. Use examples from the company’s Annual Report and Website.
OR
3. Ecological Sustainability
 Clarify the term “ecological sustainability”
 Outline some of the environmental concerns a business might need to consider.
 Using your given company, explain three (3) ecologically sustainable practices the business uses in its operations. Use examples from the company’s Annual Report and Website.
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Guidelines for the Written Report:
You are to write a business report of 600 to 800 words based on the research topic. It must be word processed and handed in to the class teacher (hard copy) and also submitted through “Turnitin” (electronic copy). Your report should be written using an academic writing style.
A. For the Hard Copy (word processed version):
 The final date for submission is Monday 23 September 2019 (Week 10, Term 3) in your Accounting class.
 Ensure that your written work is typed in 12-point font and follows a business report structure (i.e. it must include title, headings and subheadings).
 It must include at least two (2) data sources. This must include the Company Annual Report and a Business Studies textbook. You may also refer to non-textbook sources such as newspaper articles, magazine articles etc.
 It must include references in text and as a Reference List at the end of the report. You must follow APA 6th Style Referencing as used in English. The University of Sydney’s APA referencing guide can be found on the Accounting B Study Smart site.
 It must have the Cover Sheet and Anti-Plagiarism Form with all details completed and your signature attached. This Form can be found on the Accounting B Study Smart site.
 The hard copy must be the same as the final version of your Turnitin submission. (Note that the hard copy must include the Cover Sheet and Anti-Plagiarism Form and Reference List).
 It is recommended that you check your draft/presentation with your teacher well before your due date. The final date for the submission of a draft is Monday 16 September 2019. Your draft may be checked ONCE ONLY by YOUR teacher.
 Please consider the marking criteria as a guide in the preparation of your report (page 6).
B. For the Turnitin Submission (electronic copy):
 The final date for submission is Sunday 22 September 2019 (Week 10, Term 1) by 11.55pm.
 Do NOT include the Cover Sheet and Anti-Plagiarism Form and the Reference List in your Turnitin file.
 Refer to the Cover Sheet and Anti-Plagiarism Form on the Accounting B Study Smart site for full details of the College’s Policy on Academic Integrity and Plagiarism.Accounting B Tasks 2 and 3
 Use the SUBMIT button only for final draft. Maximum Turnitin Percentage allowed: 10%
Penalties for Late Submission of an Assignment:
 Late submission of assignments will result in a late penalty of 20% per calendar day. This includes Saturday and Sunday. Zero marks are awarded after three days late.
 An extension may be granted due to illness if you submit a Medical Report. See further information below.
Medical Report for late Assignments:
If an Assignment is late due to illness a Medical Report form (found in Study Smart) needs to be completed by a Registered Medical Practitioner (doctor) in order to have the opportunity to reverse the rules above.
For more information, see:
https://studysmart.taylorscollege.edu.au/mod/page/view.php?id=296986
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Assume you are the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of your public company. Prepare a presentation to deliver to investors at the company’s Annual General Meeting (AGM).
Your presentation MUST include the following:
1. A brief outline of the background/history of the business.
a) Profile:
 Prime function
 Products/services
 Number of Employees
b) History:
 Year founded
 Country of Origin
 Country/countries of operation
2. An analysis of the short-term financial stability of the business (ie liquidity and efficiency).
 You are to analyse TWO short-term financial stability ratios (the current ratio and the stock turnover ratio). Your analysis should highlight relevant trends, provide reasons for trends and the effect of trends.
 You should also compare your company with industry averages. To obtain industry averages you may access: https://www.gurufocus.com
Guidelines for the Oral Presentation:Accounting B Tasks 2 and 3
You are required to prepare a four (4) to six (6) minute oral presentation. You should strive to make your presentation informative and interesting.
 Presentations will start on Tuesday 15 October 2019 (Week 1, Term 4) during class time as assigned by your teacher. Accounting B – Winter Semester 2019 Assessment Notification – Tasks 2 and 3
 The research must be presented in a series of slides using MS PowerPoint or Prezi.
 You are to obtain the Profit and Loss Statement (Income Statement) and Balance Sheet (Statement of Financial Position) for your business to calculate relevant ratios. An extract of each financial report must be included in your presentation.
 Your analysis must include data from at least TWO consecutive years.
 Your oral should last a minimum of 4 minutes and a maximum of 6 minutes.
 You must attend every session of presentations as either a presenter or a member of the audience.
 If you are not ready to present on your allocated day you need to provide a medical certificate explaining your absence or inability to present. A zero will be awarded if sufficient evidence is not provided to your teacher.
 Please consider the marking criteria for a guide to the marking scheme (page 7).
Part B: Oral Presentation (10%)
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Accounting B – Research Task Written Report Marking Criteria (Weighting 15%)
Name:
ID:
Line:
Company:
Administration Criteria
Marks
Cover Sheet and Anti-Plagiarism Form – all details included, signed and dated
/1
In text referencing – correct application (according to APA Referencing Guide)
/1
Reference list – at least 2 sources correctly listed (according to APA Referencing Guide)
/1
/3
Written Report Criteria
Marks Excellent response
 Very clearly defines the relevant business concept – goals/ competitive advantage/ ecological sustainability
 Very clearly indicates the main features of the relevant business concept – goals/ product differentiation/ ecological sustainability
 Makes effective use of business case study, demonstrating extensive knowledge and understanding with clear explanation
 Presents a sustained, logical and cohesive business report integrating relevant business terminology and concepts
17-20 Good response
 Clearly defines the relevant business concept – goals/ competitive advantage/ ecological sustainability
 Clearly indicates the main features of the relevant business concept – goals/ product differentiation / ecological sustainability
 Makes some use of the business case study, demonstrating some knowledge and understanding with some explanation
 Presents a logical and cohesive business report using relevant business terminology and concepts
13-16 General response
 Basic definition of the relevant business concept – goals/ competitive advantage/ ecological sustainability
 Outlines some features relevant to the relevant business concept – goals/ product differentiation / ecological Accounting B Tasks 2 and 3sustainability
 Makes general use of the business case study, demonstrating some knowledge and understanding
 Includes features of a business report and uses some business terminology and concepts.
9-12 Limited response
 Identifies the relevant business concept – goals/ competitive advantage/ ecological sustainability
 Makes limited reference to features of the relevant business concept – goals/ product differentiation / ecological sustainability
 Makes limited use of the business case study
 May include some features of a business report and uses basic business terminology
5-8 Poor response
 Refers to the relevant business concept
 Makes little to no reference to the business case study
 Uses basic business terminology.
1-4
/20
Total mark
23
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Accounting B – Research Task Oral Presentation Marking Criteria (Weighting 10%)
Name:
ID:
Line:
Company:
CRITERIA Poor Limited General Good Excellent
Marks
1 mark
2 marks
3 marks
4 marks
5 marks 1. Communication (15 marks)Accounting B Tasks 2 and 3
(a) Non-verbal skills
Eye contact
Student reads with no eye contact
Student occasionally uses eye contact. May focus on palm cards/visual aids
Generally looks at the audience with some reading of palm cards/visual aids
Good eye contact with the audience most of the time
Excellent eye contact with all the audience all the time
/5
Posture
(stance, use of body)
Slumps or leans during presentation
Sways or fidgets during presentation
Occasionally sways or fidgets but stands up straight
Usually stands up straight and still, may use gestures
Stands up straight and still, moves hands for emphasis and projects confidence
/5
(b) Verbal skills
Voice
(clarity, pace, volume, tone)
Student mumbles, very low volume, and does not use tonal differences.
Student spoke softly and did not vary voice tone. May speak too quickly.
Student usually spoke clearly to ensure audience comprehension. Delivery was usually fluent.
Student spoke clearly to ensure audience comprehension. Delivery was fluent.
Student spoke clearly and at a good pace and volume to ensure audience comprehension. Delivery was fluent and expressive.
/5 2. Content (10 marks)
Organisation
of material
Audience cannot understand the presentation because there is no sequence of information.
Audience has some difficulty following presentation because student jumps around.
Student presents some of the information in a logical sequence which audience may follow.Accounting B Tasks 2 and 3
Student presents information in a logical sequence which audience can follow.
Student engages audience effectively and presents information in logical, interesting sequence which audience can easily follow.
/5
Subject
knowledge
Student does not seem to understand the topic.
Student shows a basic understanding of the topic. Not entirely clear and logical.
Student shows a satisfactory understanding of the topic. Addresses some parts of the topic.
Student shows a good understanding of the topic. Addresses the topic effectively.
Student shows a thorough knowledge of the topic. Effectively informs the audience. Has an appropriate introduction and conclusion.
/5 3. Visual Aids (5 marks)
Clarity of Visual Aids
(font size, colour, images)
Visual aids are poorly formatted – poor use of colour, font too large/small, too much text, poor use of images.
Student does not use visual aids effectively – font may be hard to read, there may be too much text, lack of images.
Student makes satisfactory use of visual aids to engage audience. Mostly appropriate font, text, reasonable use of images and colour.
Student makes good use of visual aids to engage audience – appropriate type and size of font, not too much text, good use of images and colour.
Student makes very effective use of visual aids to engage audience – appropriate type and size of font, not too much text, good use of images and colour.
/5 Total mark
/30
Additional Comments:Accounting B Tasks 2 and 3
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Australian Public Companies
Company Name ASX Code Industry Website address Annual Reports
1
Shaver Shop
SSG
Appliance & Tool
Home page of Website
Annual Reports
2
Breville
BRG
Appliance & Tool
Home page of Website
Annual Reports
3
Temple and Webster
TPW
Retail
Home page of Website
Annual Reports
3Accounting B – Winter Semester 2019 Assessment Notification – Tasks 2 and 3
Bega Cheese
BGA
Food
Home page of Website
Annual Reports
5
Woolworths
WOW
Retail
Home page of Website
Annual Reports
6
Metcash
MTS
Retail
Home page of Website
Annual Reports
7
Harvey Norman
HVN
Retail
Home page of Website
Annual Reports
8
Super Retail Group
SUL
Retail
Home page of Website
Annual ReportsAccounting B Tasks 2 and 3
9
JB Hi-Fi
JBH
Retail
Home page of Website
Annual Reports
10
Boral Australia
BLD
Retail
Home page of Website
Annual Reports
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CSR Limited
CSR
Materials
Home page of Website
Annual Reports
12
The A2 Milk Company
A2M
Food, Beverage & Tobacco
Home page of Website
Annual Reports
13
Inghams Group
ING
Food, Beverage & Tobacco
Home page of Website
Annual Reports
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Myer
MYR
Retailing
Home page of Website
Annual Reports
15
Amcor
AMC
Materials
Home page of Website
Annual Reports
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Australian Public Companies
Company Name ASX Code Industry Website address Annual Reports
16
Coca-Cola Amatil Limited
CCL
Food, Beverage & Tobacco
Home page of Website
Annual Reports Accounting B – Winter Semester 2019 Assessment Notification – Tasks 2 and 3
17
Beston Global Food Company
BFC
Food, Beverage & Tobacco
Home page of Website
Annual Reports
18
Ridley Corporation
RIC
Food, Beverage & Tobacco
Home page of Website
Annual Reports
19
Select Harvests Limited
SHV
Food, Beverage & Tobacco
Home page of Website
Annual Reports
20
Seafarms Group LimitedAccounting B Tasks 2 and 3
SFG
Food, Beverage & Tobacco
Home page of Website
Annual Reports
21
Lovisa Holdings Limited
LOV
Retailing
Home page of Website
Annual Reports
22
Elders Limited
ELD
Food, Beverage & Tobacco
Home page of Website
Annual Reports
23
Freedom Foods Group Limited
FNP
Food, Beverage & Tobacco
Home page of Website
Annual Reports
24
Greencross Limited
GXL
Retailing
Home page of Website
Annual Reports
25
Joyce Corporation Ltd
JYC
Retailing
Home page of Website
Annual Reports
26
Kathmandu Holdings Limited
KMD
Retailing
Home page of Website
Annual Reports
27
Noni B Limited
NBL
Retailing
Home page of Website
Annual Reports
28
The PAS Group Limited
PGR
Retailing
Home page of Website
Annual Reports
29
Treasury Wine Estates Limited
TWE
Food, Beverage & Tobacco
Home page of Website
Annual Reports
30
Adairs Limited
ADH
Retailing
Home page of Website
Annual Reports