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UNIVERSITY OF GREENWICH BUSINESS SCHOOL INTRODUCTION TO FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING (ACCO1083) COURSEWORK (FEBRUARY/MARCH 2012)

You should work in PAIRS. You should submit ONLY one copy of your work through the ITFA Course Moodle site with one header sheet that includes both of your names and student registration numbers. The format of your submitted assignment is a business report addressed to a POTENTIAL INVESTOR. Required length 1,500 words +/- 10% [excluding references, bibliography and appendices]. Please ensure that you state the word count at the end of your report. Submission Friday 4 May 2012. You have been calculating the accounting ratios and evaluating the financial performance of Konsortium Logistik Berhad, a large logistics company. You should select Century Logistics Holdings Berhad, which operate a similar business, and provide a performance comparison between Konsortium Logistik Berhad and your chosen company. Your performance analysis should include possible reasons for the past performance of the companies and expectations for future performance. The resources you should use to prepare your report include: The published Annual Report and Financial Statements Income Statement, Statement of Financial Position and Statement of Cash Flows Notes to the Financial Statements Chairmans Statement Chief Executives Report Business Review (Operating and Financial Review) 5-year performance summary The above published Annual Report is available at www.bursamalaysia.com. Please select Annual Report 2010 for your assignment. Analysis by experts and interested parties, eg market analysts, newspaper reports, etc These resources are available online. (Ensure that you include the appropriate references in your report when you use online resources.) In your report you should identify and comment upon both the similarities and differences between your two companies. You should conclude with your advice as to whether an investment should be made, explaining any assumptions you have made.

Grading scheme for your submitted assignment:

Appropriate business report format, accuracy of grammar and spelling. [10 marks]

Detailed and accurate references and bibliography. [5 marks]

Accuracy of any ratio calculations [with formulae & workings enclosed as an appendix]. [25 marks] Appropriate comments upon relative performance of the two companies as indicated by the accounting ratios calculated and other information sources used. [25 marks] Appropriate comments upon the relative future prospects of the two companies as indicated by the trends in the accounting ratios calculated and other information sources used. [20 marks] Appropriate and well-reasoned conclusion. [15 marks] [Total 100 marks]

PLAGIARISM Please read the plagiarism section of your programme handbook to remind yourself of the steps you should take to avoid being accused of committing an offence. The following extract from your programme handbook demonstrates the seriousness of this issue: When you submit work for assessment, we expect this to be your own work and not the work of others. It is very important that when you refer to the work of other people, either summarising their ideas or quoting things they have said, that you clearly identify and acknowledge this. If you do not clearly identify and acknowledge the work of others, we view this as CHEATING by misrepresentation i.e. that you are trying to claim credit for work done by others. This is a serious offence under the Universitys regulations.

UNIVERSITY OF GREENWICH BUSINESS SCHOOL INTRODUCTION TO FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING (ACCO1083) COURSEWORK (FEBRUARY/MARCH 2012) MARKING SHEET Student Name ................................................... Student ID .................................... Student Name ................................................... Student ID ...................................

Mark Appropriate business report format, accuracy of grammar and spelling. Detailed and accurate references and bibliography. Accuracy of any ratio calculations [with formulae & workings enclosed as an appendix]. Appropriate comments upon relative performance of the two companies as indicated by the accounting ratios calculated and other information sources used. Appropriate comments upon the relative future prospects of the two companies as indicated by the trends in the accounting ratios calculated and other information sources used. Appropriate and well-reasoned conclusion. SUBTOTAL Less: Minor plagiarism Less: Failure to work in a pair Less: Word contravened count requirements FINAL MARK %

Maximum 10 5 25

25

20

15 100 (20) (10) (10)