Evaluating performance and proposing corrective actions
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Upon completion of this piece of coursework, a student will be able to:
• LO1: Apply financial statement analysis techniques and be able to evaluate performance.
• LO2: Be able to demonstrate how the analysis may support management decision making.
• LO3: Understand the impact of cash-flow and its management.
• LO7: Demonstrate an understanding of the key role of financial management in making
sound financial decisions such as raising funds and investing.
• Good understanding of the relevant theoretical concepts and issues
• Competency in using relevant tools and techniques
• Ability to apply analytical and critical evaluation where appropriate.
• A clear and well-organised structure of work.
The assignment is based on the case of Alpha Ltd. a manufacturer of casual and leisure clothes aimed particularly at the younger, higher income market. The firm is current facing a financing problem and is considering short-run funding solutions. You are expected to analyse the financial data provided in the case using the appropriate techniques in order to evaluate its performance.
Based on your evaluation, you should recommend appropriate actions that would help the company overcome the weaknesses you have identified and to sort out its cash constraint.
Students are expected to submit their work in hard copy. Assignments should not exceed of 1,250 words long (excluding tables, graphs and spreadsheets).
Following the guidelines of the “Students Handbook”, reports should be written using the Century Gothic font at a size of 12 and with 1.5 spacing between lines. There should be clear spacing between paragraphs, sections and subsections. The assignment must have a Departmental cover sheet attached.
In case of group-work, upon completion of the project each student is required to complete the peer evaluation form. If this form is not filled in, then marks will not be released.
Students are expected to follow the below report structure (indicative – you should adjust the structure according to the type of your coursework report):
Table of Contents
Computational Work(You need to show your computations)
Analysis - Based on the computational work you should provide an analysis of the company’s
Recommendations: Based on the analysis suggest specific actions which can help the
company to alleviate its problems and put it back on track.
Bibliography – you must utilise the Harvard Reference System
Appendices – if needed (Vertical and Horizontal analyses)
All sentences or passages quoted in this coursework from other people's work should be specifically acknowledged by clear cross-referencing to author, work and page(s). Failure to do this amounts to plagiarism and will be considered grounds for failure in this coursework. It is on the instructor’s discretion to contact an oral examination, which will result to the award of the final grade to that particular piece of coursework.
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