Analyze financial statements to measure the financial performance of a business entity. GEL-1.2: Demonstrate college-level communication through the composition of original materials in Standard English. GEL-7.1: Identify the ethical issues within the field of study. PC-1.2: Contribute to team goals and objectives through active participation and collaboration. An Ethics Case Study As the new CFO, you are meeting with the management team to discuss the impact of the following policy changes. Part 1 Consider the impact of these scenarios on both the (non-tax) in house income statement and balance sheet. Review the Balance Sheet for specific information about your company. A new policy for Allowance for Doubtful Accounts (ADA)-Accounts Receivable write downs. For example, decreasing ADA by 20%. Justify your decision. To what extent is this legal issue? To what extent is this ethical issue? Make note of accounting principles in your response. Apply the data values in the balance sheet. A new policy for writing down older inventory. For example, decreasing inventory write-downs by 10%. Justify your decision. To what extent is this legal issue? To what extent is this ethical issue? Make note of accounting principles in your response. Apply the data values in the attached balance sheet. A new policy for depreciation expense. For example, depreciate per straight-line versus accelerated depreciation. Thus decreasing depreciation expense by 10%. Justify your decision. To what extent is this legal issue? To what extent is this ethical issue? Make note of accounting principles in your response. Apply the data values in the attached balance sheet. A new policy of delaying accounts payable payments due by 20 extra days. While accounts payable will increase, what will happen to the cash balances of your company? What happens to your supplier’s cash balance when your new policy is in place? To what extent is this legal issue? To what extent is this ethical issue? Apply the data values in the attached balance sheet. Part 2 These policy changes can have an impact on a variety of different departments in your company. Discuss how you can work with the heads of each department to help these policies be accepted by the company as a whole.

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