Albert, CEO of XYZ, Inc., desires to expand the company’s sales through exports

Albert, CEO of XYZ, Inc., desires to expand the company’s sales through exports to three foreign subsidiaries. Albert knows that the target subsidiaries’ countries require transactions to be denominated in the local currencies. Albert has researched foreign currency risk and knows that there is accounting exposure in accounting statements, operating exposure in future cash flows, and transaction exposure in outstanding obligations. Albert does not understand how these risks apply to XYZ, Inc. under his proposal or if there are any mitigating risk strategies available.
Albert requests you, as head of the risk management division, to prepare a report that he can present to the board of directors on the potential foreign currency risk if XYZ, Inc. expands sales into these markets. XYZ, Inc.’s reporting currency is the U.S. dollar and the subsidiaries would purchase the merchandise as inventory items.
For more information on corporate strategies regarding hedging foreign exchange risk, refer to Chapter 9 of Advanced Accounting.
You may make any assumptions needed for the completion of this assignment.
Instructions
Write a 3–5 page paper in which you:
Specify accounting exposure, operating exposure, and transaction exposure.
Determine the main financial statement effects of each type of exposure if XYZ, Inc. expands as proposed.
Determine two types of hedges regarding foreign exchange risk in general and recommend the most advantageous risk mitigation strategy for XYZ, Inc.
Provide support for your rationale.
Determine the main accounting assumptions underlying each currently used method (e.g., current rate method and temporal method).
Determine the fundamental differences in balance sheet exposure from the application of each method.
Suggest the translation method that XYZ, Inc. should use to minimize balance sheet exposure. Provide support for your choice.
Compare the U.S. GAAP approach to the IFRS approach of translating foreign currency financial statements.
Determine the main similarities and differences between the two methods of translation.
Assuming one of the subsidiaries of XYZ, Inc. is in a highly inflationary country, determine the appropriate translation method under FASB and provide the theoretical justification for your response.
Use Basic Search: Strayer University Online Library to find at least two academic resources. Note: Wikipedia and similar websites are not considered quality references.
This course requires the use of Strayer Writing Standards. For assistance and information, please refer to the Strayer Writing Standards link in the left-hand menu of your course. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
The specific course learning outcome associated with this assignment:
Assess the accounting requirements to translate a foreign entity’s financial statements and make sound business decisions.

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Purpose  This assignment is intended to help you learn how to apply statistical

Purpose 
This assignment is intended to help you learn how to apply statistical methods when analyzing operational data, evaluating the performance of current marketing strategies, and recommending actionable business decisions. This is an opportunity to build critical-thinking and problem-solving skills within the context of data analysis and interpretation. You’ll gain a first-hand understanding of how data analytics supports decision-making and adds value to an organization.
Scenario: 
Pastas R Us, Inc. is a fast-casual restaurant chain specializing in noodle-based dishes, soups, and salads. Since its inception, the business development team has favored opening new restaurants in areas (within a 3-mile radius) that satisfy the following demographic conditions:
Median age between 25 – 45 years old
Household median income above national average
At least 15% college educated adult population
Last year, the marketing department rolled out a Loyalty Card strategy to increase sales. Under this program, customers present their Loyalty Card when paying for their orders and receive some free food after making 10 purchases.
The company has collected data from its 74 restaurants to track important variables such as average sales per customer, year-on-year sales growth, sales per sq. ft., Loyalty Card usage as a percentage of sales, and others. A key metric of financial performance in the restaurant industry is annual sales per sq. ft. For example, if a 1200 sq. ft. restaurant recorded $2 million in sales last year, then it sold $1,667 per sq. ft.
Executive management wants to know whether the current expansion criteria can be improved. They want to evaluate the effectiveness of the Loyalty Card marketing strategy and identify feasible, actionable opportunities for improvement. As a member of the analytics department, you’ve been assigned the responsibility of conducting a thorough statistical analysis of the company’s available database to answer executive management’s questions.
Report:
Write a 750-word statistical report that includes the following sections:
Section 1: Scope and descriptive statistics
Section 2: Analysis
Section 3: Recommendations and Implementation
Section 1 – Scope and descriptive statistics
State the report’s objective.
Discuss the nature of the current database. What variables were analyzed?
Summarize your descriptive statistics findings from Excel. Use a table and insert appropriate graphs.
Section 2 – Analysis 
Using Excel, create scatter plots and display the regression equations for the following pairs of variables:
“BachDeg%” versus “Sales/SqFt”
“MedIncome” versus “Sales/SqFt”
“MedAge” versus “Sales/SqFt”
“LoyaltyCard(%)” versus “SalesGrowth(%)”
In your report, include the scatter plots. For each scatter plot, designate the type of relationship observed (increasing/positive, decreasing/negative, or no relationship) and determine what you can conclude from these relationships.
Section 3: Recommendations and implementation
Based on your findings above, assess which expansion criteria seem to be more effective.Could any expansion criterion be changed or eliminated? If so, which one and why?
Based on your findings above, does it appear as if the Loyalty Card is positively correlated with sales growth? Would you recommend changing this marketing strategy?
Based on your previous findings, recommend marketing positioning that targets a specific demographic. (Hint: Are younger people patronizing the restaurants more than older people?)
Indicate what information should be collected to track and evaluate the effectiveness of your recommendations. How can this data be collected? (Hint: Would you use survey/samples or census?)
Cite references to support your assignment.
Format your citations according to APA guidelines.

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Memo Review Discussion Board Instructions: You are the tax manager of Maximus &

Memo Review Discussion Board
Instructions:
You are the tax manager of Maximus & Smith CPA and have asked the two tax interns to prepare a research memo regarding the same client. You provided each the same information about the client and are using this assignment as one of the indicators to help you decide which one to recommend for a full-time position. Review the following two research memos addressing the same question.
Prepare the feedback you would offer each intern including what changes you would make if any to each memo in order to improve it. Be sure to include, which intern do you think did a better job on this assignment.

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Do the research for an accounting issue and write a Memo. Please use US GAAP cod

Do the research for an accounting issue and write a Memo. Please use US GAAP codification for your support discussion and conclusion from FASB org website. Please do not use other codification such as IFRS.
Accounting Issues research and Memo is for “Use of Present Value in Accounting Measurements” 
The deadline is March 5th end of the day,  est time zone

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PLEASE READ THE NOTES AND ASWER QUESTIONS. MNC IS COSTCO WHOLESALES 1. Financial

PLEASE READ THE NOTES AND ASWER QUESTIONS.
MNC IS COSTCO WHOLESALES
1. Financial and Non-Financial Evaluation – how does your MNC regard its foreign operation
and how are the unit and the managers evaluated
2. What steps, if any, is your MNC taking to be sensitive to the national culture.  
3.What is your MNC doing with regard to CSR?
PLEASE IN YOUR OWN WORDS ANSWER THE QUESTION 
4. When discussing multinational corporations moving operations offshore, there is an entity rationalization. Why this is important? There are benefits to moving/expanding an operation to other countries; and on the other side of the picture, there are times that it would be beneficial to reduce operations in other countries. List the key points for increasing a company’s presence in another country and the key points of reducing the operations in another country. 
5.
There is a relationship between transfer pricing and an entity’s tax and financial report. What is the definition of transfer pricing? Transfer pricing is in the cross hairs of tax policy as it relates to the competing objectives of what three parties?
6. In your own words, what is your understanding of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and what impact does the law have on your selected MNC. 

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