ACCA student reg: No. 1915848
Applied Research and Analysis Paper for B.Sc (Hons) in Applied Accounting Submission 23 (2011 November 1st to 21st)
18 November 2011
I wish to express my heartfelt thanks to my mentor, U Aung Naing Maung Maung, B.Com, CPA, DMA, ACCA, Principal, Excellent Choice Professional Accountancy Training Centre for care thought, encouragement, guidance and support from the initial to the final stage enable me to develop an understanding of the subject.
I also wish to express special acknowledgement to U Maw Than, B.Com, B.L, CPA, ACMA (London), MBA (Aston), M.Phil (Aston), Dipl.GEP (Turin), P-G DIM (New Delhi), Dip. In French, Retired Rector (Institute of Economic) who provided me with so much clear-sighted help and creative guidance at all parts during the preparing of this research and analysis paper.
In addition, I also like to thank U Taw Okkgar, B.E (Electronic), B.Sc (Hons) in Applied Accounting, Oxford Brookes University, ACCA, Manager (internal Audit Dept: Blue Diamond Co, Ltd.) for his thorough and invaluable professional support throughout this research and analysis paper.
With fervor, I thank all of my precious members of my family for their patience and understanding, and encouragement during the preparing of this paper.
Finally, I would also like to express my appreciation to the batch mates, colleagues and beloved friends who shared their knowledge to me throughout this research paper. This research report would not have been completed without their patient and kind understanding.
I here declared that the matter included in this RAPs report entitled “The business and financial performance of (Panasonic Corporation and its subsidiaries) for comparative three year period”, is the result of study and analysis by me. I further declare that this is my original work and has not been published anywhere before.
This Project Work has been carried out for the sole purpose of submission in fulfillment of B.Sc (Hons) in Applied Accounting from Oxford Brookes University.
The above is true to the best of my knowledge and understanding.
I have read, understood and signed this paper under the ACCA and IFAC Code of Ethics.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction, Aim and Objectives of Research
1.1 Introduction 6
1.1.1 Reasons for choosing the topic6
1.1.2 Reasons for choosing the organization7
1.2 Aim of Research Project7
1.2.1 Objective of Research Project7
1.2.2 Definition of Business and Financial Performance8 1.2.3 Meaning of Financial statements8
1.2.4 Requirement of Business and of Financial Performance8 1.3 Research Approach9
Chapter 2. Information Gathering and Accounting/Business Techniques 2.1 Gathering and collecting relevant and reliable data9 2.1.1 Conceptual Stage 9
2.2 Information gathering 9
2.2.1 Sources of information 9
2.2.2 Development Stage10
2.2.3 Data Collection Methods10
2.3 Accounting and business techniques11
2.3.1 Financial and Accounting ratio Analysis 11
Gearing (Solvency) Ratios12
Operating Cash Flow Efficiency12
Investor Investment Ratios12
Interrelationship of Financial Statements12
2.3.2 Business Analysis 13
2.3.2 (A) PESTEL Analysis 13
Political and Legal13
Economic 13 Technological 13
Social, Environmental and Ethical 14
2.3.2 (B) SWOT Analysis 14
2.4 Ethical consideration 14
Chapter 3. Research and Analysis