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Question: Are UK Regulatory Authorities Justified in Supporting Troubled
Banks? An Evaluation of the Northern Rock Failure 2007-2008.

Answer: Using the multiple case study methodology, this study examines the post banking...


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  • Subject: Business and Management
  • Course: Accountancy and Finance
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 77%
  • Words: 14320
  • Date submitted: March 12, 2009
  • Date written: April, 2008
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Dissertation
  • Essay ID: 949

Question: Define goodwill and discuss the accounting concepts used to determine the accounting treatment of goodwill. Compare and contrast SSAP 22 on goodwill with lAS 38 on intangibles as it relates to goodwill and critically assess these standards.

University of London Year 2014 Financial reporting 74%

Answer: Conceptually, goodwill is the difference between the value of a business as...


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  • Subject: Business and Management
  • Course: Accountancy and Finance
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 74%
  • Words: 914
  • Date submitted: February 03, 2015
  • Date written: February, 2014
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 6320

Question: First, from your reading of the articles, explain the terms: information asymmetries, first time lending, repeat lending and moral hazard.

Secondly, discuss the following statement in the context of the two prescribed readings below: “Lenders are wary of high-technology ventures because of their higher risk. Lenders can overcome this by developing close relationships with the business.”

Answer: In order to understand the concepts of asymmetric information, first-time lending, repeat...


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  • Subject: Business and Management
  • Course: Accountancy and Finance
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 69%
  • Words: 3179
  • Date submitted: March 21, 2009
  • Date written: February, 2006
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 1067

Question: Examine the Accounts of two limited companies and outline two accounting policies from each. (10 Marks)

Answer: The Colefax Group outlines how depreciation is calculated using the straight line...


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  • Subject: Business and Management
  • Course: Accountancy and Finance
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 66%
  • Words: 828
  • Date submitted: March 21, 2009
  • Date written: November, 2003
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 1065

Question: Define and give two examples of accounting bases and accounting policies. (6 Marks)

Answer: Accounting bases are methods used for calculating information for financial statements. The...


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  • Subject: Business and Management
  • Course: Accountancy and Finance
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 65%
  • Words: 684
  • Date submitted: March 21, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 1064

Question: At the Board meeting, an argument arises over the payment of dividend to shareholders. Mr. A argues that is not necessary to pay a dividend as shareholders see receiving dividends now or receiving capital gains in the future as equally attractive. You are to argue convincingly to the Board, by providing 4 reasons, that they support the payment of a dividend. Make references to the various theories on dividends.

Answer: Dividends are distributions made to shareholders from the firm’s earnings, whether those...


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  • Subject: Business and Management
  • Course: Accountancy and Finance
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 64%
  • Words: 1725
  • Date submitted: April 12, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 1341

Question: Is there a future for one global set of generally accepted accounting principles?

Answer: Why accounting regulation? This essay will discuss the opportunities and possibilities of...


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  • Subject: Business and Management
  • Course: Accountancy and Finance
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 64%
  • Words: 7460
  • Date submitted: March 21, 2009
  • Date written: March, 2004
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 1069

Question: How does valuation in the Ohlson or Feltham-Ohlson framework differ from valuation in more traditional accounting-based frameworks?

Answer: The traditional accounting-based valuation methods predict the future from information in the...


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  • Subject: Business and Management
  • Course: Accountancy and Finance
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 64%
  • Words: 954
  • Date submitted: March 21, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 1068

Question: Discuss the differences, advantages and disadvantages between payback, IRR, ARR, and NPV.

Answer: Two particular methods of comparing the attractiveness of projects have become known...


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  • Subject: Business and Management
  • Course: Accountancy and Finance
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 64%
  • Words: 1121
  • Date submitted: March 21, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 1066

Question: Discuss the argument that a limitation of auditor liability will widen the audit market for large companies beyond the Big 4 accounting firms.

FM208 Assignment - 2nd Year Undergraduate, Accounting. Mark: 63%

Answer: An audit is a professional, independent assessment of a company's financial statements...


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  • Subject: Business and Management
  • Course: Accountancy and Finance
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 63%
  • Words: 2160
  • Date submitted: May 06, 2015
  • Date written: January, 2007
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 6537

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