Scenario: You just started a new job as Business Analyst at the Federal Emergenc

Scenario:
You just started a new job as Business Analyst at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), reporting under Advance Claims Manager Wendy White. She called you in to discuss a concern with an IT project currently in development. When the Flood Claims Accelerated Assistance Project is completed next month, it will allow policyholders to establish an online account to access information about the status of their insurance claims. Eventually they will be able to file their claims online, with any applicable claim payouts automatically deposited directly into the taxpayers’ bank accounts. This project will save the agency around $5M in processing costs annually. Additionally, the recent hurricane has added urgency to this project.   By automating the processing of claims, advance payments can be issued rapidly to help homeowners begin the process of cleaning up their homes.
As designed, the policyholder would set up an online account by entering name, social security number, and street address. For added security, the system will also require the policyholder to enter the year they purchased their property, allowing the system to crosscheck the entered value against county real estate information. (Each county maintains a database of real estate information. This is public information, and includes all sales transactions.)
However, Wendy is concerned that the new solution may introduce some data security risks. She has asked you to do a little research and write a memo summarizing your findings, for her use when she meets with the CIO next week. There is a lot of pressure to get this project completed, so she asks that you be specific about any risks you identify.
This situation brings to mind a security breach that occurred at the IRS recently.
Your Assignment:
Research the “Get Transcript” data breach that occurred at the IRS. Here’s a clue – look at the following article:
https://qz.com/445233/inside-the-irss-massive-data-breach/ Links to an external site. 
If you’d like to see another article about this case, read this one:
https://www.wsj.com/articles/irs-says-cyberattacks-more-extensive-than-previously-reported-1439834639 Links to an external site.
(If you have trouble accessing this, go to news.google.com and search for “IRS Says Cyberattacks More Extensive” – Aug 17, 2015).
Prepare a memo that summarizes the IRS “Get Transcript” security breach. You should explain how it happened, what impact it had (and on whom). Highlight any similarities between the IRS case and the new solution at the FEMA.
You may want to document the mechanics of this fraud using some sort of process documentation technique.  (Focus on effective communication.)
Tips: Make sure your memo is well organized and easy to understand at a high level.  You should demonstrate that you fully understand the data breach — not just how the hackers got in, but also how they carried away the money. Your supervisor will only read your best work. 
Some important tips and details:
This is an individual assignment.
The final result of your work must be submitted in Word format and should be no longer than 1 ½ pages, single spaced.
Follow course style/format guidelines for memos.

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Scenario The Vice President of Finance called you into a meeting to discuss the

Scenario
The Vice President of Finance called you into a meeting to discuss the overall vision and future of your company. He states that he has always admired International Business Machines (IBM) since he studied the company in college. The VP has not followed the company as of late and would like you to prepare an update as to how IBM is doing over last three years and the top line outlook for next year. The VP would like you to use similar techniques that you have used in writing your previous reports.
Instructions
Using the financial statements of International Business Machines Corporation excel spreadsheet that is attached:
Prepare an income statement vertical and horizontal analysis of International Business Machines Corporation using three years of data. Use Mergent Online to download income statement to Excel.
Be sure to search for International Business Machines Corp, and choose the United States entity.FAQ for accessing and downloading income statements
Using the line item descriptions from the income statement, create a new tab and identify which expenses (costs) are likely fixed, variable, product, and period costs.
Using Mergent Online, create a ratio analysis report showing International Business Machines Corporation and its largest 4 competitors based on total revenue
Download the following ratios and peer average into Excel. Format and arrange the data in a professional manner:
Current Ratio
Gross Margin
Inventory % of TA
Inventory Turnover
Debt/Equity Ratio
Net Current Assets % TA
Net PPE % TA
Net Profit Margin %
Operating Margin %
R + D % TR
ROA %
ROE %
ROI %
Selling and General Admin % TR
Total Asset Turnover
Using the historical income statement data, prepare a sales (revenue) forecast for the upcoming year including your assumptions, calculations, and rationale.
Using the SEC.gov website, find articles on of International Business Machines Corporation and comment in a Word document on any recent accounting standards or ethical considerations that affect the company.

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In a 400-800-word document, present your master budget to the company executives

In a 400-800-word document, present your master budget to the company executives. It should include a title page with your name, company name, course name and submission date. All budgets should be in table format. An explanatory narrative should be included to describe computations made in each budget. Each narrative should be placed next to its corresponding budget table. 
APA Format

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June 7, 2021 In a 800-1200-word report to the company executives, state and supp

June 7, 2021
In a 800-1200-word report to the company executives, state and support your decision on whether or not you recommend hiring more employees at this time. Be sure to consider liquidity, solvency ratios, and cash flow in your answer. Your report should include calculations of the ratios and a discussion of the company’s cash flow situation. The calculations you must include in your report are the current ratio, quick ratio, operating cash ratio, debt ratio, equity ratio, and debt to equity ratio. 
APA format

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Instructions Waterways (Chapter 19)  For this assignment, you will apply what yo

Instructions
Waterways (Chapter 19) 
For this assignment, you will apply what you have learned from the unit lesson and required unit resources. The Waterways (WP19) case is located on page 19-39 of the textbook. Waterways Corporation is a private corporation formed for the purpose of providing the products and the services needed to irrigate farms, parks, commercial projects, and private lawns. It has a centrally located factory in a U.S. city that manufactures the products it markets to retail outlets across the nation. It also maintains a division that performs installation and warranty servicing in six metropolitan areas. The mission of Waterways is to manufacture quality parts that can be used for effective irrigation projects that also conserve water. By that effort, the company hopes to satisfy its customers, perform rapid and responsible service, and serve the community and the employees who represent them in each community. The company has been growing rapidly, so management is considering new ideas to help the company continue its growth and maintain the high quality of its products. Waterways was founded by Will Winkman, who is the company president and chief executive officer (CEO). Working with him from the company’s inception is Will’s brother, Ben, whose sprinkler designs and ideas about the installation of proper systems have been a major basis of the company’s success. Ben is the vice president who oversees all aspects of design and production in the company. The factory itself is managed by Todd Senter, who hires his line managers to supervise the factory employees. The factory makes all of the parts for the irrigation systems. The purchasing department is managed by Helen Hines. The installation and training division is overseen by vice president, Henry Writer, who supervises the managers of the six local installation operations. Each of these local managers hires his or her own local service people. These service employees are trained by the home office under Henry Writer’s direction because of the uniqueness of the company’s products. There is a small human resources department under the direction of Sally Fenton, a vice president who handles the employee paperwork, though hiring is actually performed by the separate departments. Teresa Totter is the vice president who heads the sales and marketing area; she oversees 10 well-trained salespeople. The accounting and finance division of the company is headed by Ann Headman, who is the chief financial officer (CFO) and a company vice president; she is a member of the Institute of Management Accountants and holds a certificate in management accounting. She has a small staff of accountants, including a controller and a treasurer, and a staff of accounting input operators who maintain the financial records. A partial list of Waterways’ accounts and their balances for the month of November is itemized below. Accounts Receivable$275,000Advertising Expenses54,000Cash260,000Depreciation – Factory Equipment16,800Depreciation – Office Equipment2,400Direct Labor42,000Factory Supplies Used16,800Factory Utilities10,200Finished Goods Inventory, November 3068,800 Finished Goods Inventory, October 31 72,550Indirect Labor48,000 Office Supplies Expense 1,600 Other Administrative Expenses72,000 Prepaid Expenses41,250Raw Materials Inventory, November 3052,700 Raw Materials Inventory, October 31 38,000 Raw Materials Purchases184,500Rent – Factory Equipment47,000 Repairs – Factory Equipment4,500Salaries325,000Sales Revenue1,350,000Sales Commissions 40,500Work in Process Inventory, October 3152,700Work in Process Inventory, November 30 42,000 Instructions: 
Based on the information given, construct an organizational chart of the Waterways Corporation. You may create the organizational chart in Microsoft Word or Excel. 
A list of accounts and their values are given above. From this information, prepare a cost of goods manufactured schedule, an income statement, and a partial balance sheet for the month of November, which should be created using Excel. 
If you elect to create your organizational chart in a Word document, then you will need to submit both a Word document (containing the organizational chart) and an Excel document (containing the cost of goods manufactured schedule, income statement, and partial balance sheet). If you elect to create your organizational chart in Excel, you will only submit an Excel document, which would contain all components of the assignment. APA formatting is not necessary.

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