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Format: IDEALS Framework essay
Length: 2000-words (+/- 10%)
Inherent Task Requirements:
Analysis of corporate liquidity – Your role is to use the annual reports from
Harvey Norman Holdings to investigate the liquidity and insolvency risk of
Harvey Norman Holdings from an accounting perspective. In this maximum
2000-word essay, you must use the IDEALS framework to critically analyse
the financial performance of Harvey Norman Holdings and whether or not it is
in danger of becoming insolvent. Essential elements of the essay are:
In the section 'Defining the context', you must include a single table of the
liquidity ratios covered in class, and the Altman’s Z-score for Harvey Norman
Holdings and its major competitor JB Hi-Fi for at least the past three years
From the context of the liquidity ratios, identify and provide reasons for
selecting three core financial performance issues that Harvey Norman
Holdings should address to lower the risk of insolvency. These must be linked
to issues included in the Operating and Financial Review section of the
Harvey Norman Holdings annual reports.
Further discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the three key performance
issues compared to its major competitor JB Hi-Fi by referring to data from the
financial reports, operating and financial reviews and comparisons with retail
industry benchmarks covered in class.
To conclude the essay, identify the most important issue Harvey Norman
Holdings needs to address to prevent potential insolvency.
A reference list is required and does not form part of the word count. If you
disclose information without having it properly referenced, you will subject to
the academic honesty and plagiarism policy. In line with the University policy
and all such cases will be referred to the Faculty Discipline Committee. It is
required that you use EndNote for referencing and the APA 6th Style for your
This is report requirement
But I need to follow the format of example essay
The most important parts are Enumerate options and Assessment and
making of preliminary decisions