THE BUSINESS AND FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE OF PANASONIC CORPORATION AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES FOR PERIOD OF 1 APR 2008 TO 31 MAR 2011
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
Reasons for choosing the topic
Reasons for choosing the organization
Aim of Research Project
Objective of Research Project
Definition of Business and Financial Performance
Meaning of Financial statements
Requirement of Business and of Financial Performance
Chapter 2. Information Gathering and Accounting/Business Techniques 2.1
Gathering and collecting relevant and reliable data
Sources of information
Data Collection Methods
Accounting and business techniques
Financial and Accounting ratio Analysis
Gearing (Solvency) Ratios
Operating Cash Flow Efficiency
Investor Investment Ratios
Interrelationship of Financial Statements
2.3.2 (A) PESTEL Analysis
Political and Legal
Social, Environmental and Ethical
2.3.2 (B) SWOT Analysis
Chapter 3. Research and Analysis
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