An Evaluation of the Business and Financial Performance of Guaranty Trust Bank Plc Between 1 Feb 2007 and 31 December 2009

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AN EVALUATION OF THE BUSINESS AND FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE OF GUARANTY TRUST BANK PLC BETWEEN I MARCH 2007 AND 31 DECEMBER 2009

TABLE OF CONTENTS

PART 1
PROJECT OBJECTIVES AND OVERALL RESEARCH APPROACH
TOPIC CHOSEN AND ITS CONTEXT
REASON FOR CHOOSING THE TOPIC
REASON FOR CHOOSING GUARANTY TRUST BANK PLC
PROJECT OBJECTIVES
OVERALL RESEARCH APPROACH

PART 2
INFORMATION GATHERING AND ACCOUNTING/BUSINESS TECHNIQUES
SOURCES OF INFORMATION
METHOD USED IN COLLECTING INFORMATION
LIMITATIONS OF INFORMATION GATHERING
ACCOUNTING AND/OR BUSINESS TECHNIQUES USED

PART 3
RESULTS, ANALYSIS, CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
RESULTS OBTAINED
PRESENTATION OF RESULTS
ANALYSIS/EVALUATION OF RESULTS
CONCLUSIONS
RECOMMENDATIONS
PART 1

PROJECT OBJECTIVES AND OVERALL RESEARCH APPROACH

TOPIC CHOSEN AND ITS CONTEXT

My research is AN EVALUATION OF THE BUSINESS AND FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE OF GUARANTY TRUST BANK PLC BETWEEN 1 MARCH 2007 AND 31 DECEMBER 2009. This topic focuses on the financial and business performance of Nigerian Banks, using a case study of Guaranty Trust Bank PLC, since the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) compelled banks to raise their capital base to a minimum of N25 billion which led to re-capitalisation and consolidation by banks in December 2005. I will compare the performance of Guaranty Trust Bank Plc (GTB) with the performance of other companies in the banking industry and the industry average. I will bench-mark its performance with that of First Bank PLC, which is a strong competitor of the Bank (GTB).

REASON FOR CHOOSING THE TOPIC
The work of a professional accountant very often include evaluating and analysing financial and business information and comparing different organisations' performance . I chose this topic in order to improve my analytical skills and ability, and to be able to demonstrate the knowledge I have gained in analysing financial data. I will make use of...
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