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Part 1: Question: What is the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, and what is its focus? Why doe

Part 1:
Question: What is the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, and what is its focus? Why does it focus in these areas?
Note – Please note that the requirement is to post your Initial Response (300 words). Make sure you write these answers by conducting some research and cite both textbook and external credible sources in APA format. Use Chapter 1 Pages 23, 24
Part 2:
Please read the Case study A Sad Tale: The Demise of Arthur Andersen in Chapter 4 page No 4-45 and answer the following Questions
1. To what extent do market pressures encourage unethical behavior? Can the demise of Andersen be blamed on the fact that the market began rewarding consulting services of the kind Andersen could provide?
2. How serious are the kinds of conflicts of interest discussed in this case? Did Sarbanes-Oxley eliminate the most serious conflicts?
3. Was it fair for the government to destroy an entire company because of the misdeeds of some of its members, or had Andersen become such a serious offender that such an action on the part of the government was justified?
Note:
– Note that each question should be answered in a minimum of 150(total 450 words) words.
– Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one inch margins on all sides and heading; citations and references must follow APA format. Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date.You are encouraged to provide detailed answer.

Please answer the following 3 questions and use the chapter reading attached as

Please answer the following 3 questions and use the chapter reading attached as references. Please cite sources in APA format.
1. Why is it important to review existing policies before shopping for new coverage?
2. What are the advantages and disadvantages of different types of insurance intermediaries from the perspective of a policyholder?
3. Why would a policyholder want to have a policy with a high deductible?
Due tomorrow.

1. The first thing you will do is read the case study attached called combined K

1. The first thing you will do is read the case study attached called combined Ken & Beverly.
2. After reading that, you will go over the project description instructions which entails the instructions on how to fill out the excel template.
3. Once you do that, you will use the excel template too plug in the answers. Once done, please upload the answer.
4. Please use the Consumers Guide to Life Insurance.pdf to help.
Due tomorrow.

Case instructions and grading scheme. • Perform the vertical and horizontal anal

Case instructions and grading scheme.
• Perform the vertical and horizontal analysis and calculate the ratios as instructed (33.1 points-33.1 of your grade). Fill the grey cells by using Excel formulas or cells referencing NOT hardcoding. You will not earn credit for hardcoding (entering the figures manually). • You are a financial analyst. Based on your analysis of Sherwin-Williams Co (SW) financial statements, provide a report to guide investors whether SW is a buy (keep) or sell stock. Your report should include the following (66.9points-61.3% of your grade):
a. An interpretation of trends illustrated by supportive ratios, horizontal and vertical analysis and focus on the main ratios that “tell the story”. (a minimum of 2 pages-not to exceed 3 pages, single space, 12 font size). i. horizontal and vertical analysis-10 pointsii. Liquidity analysis-10 pointsiii. Profitability analysis-10 pointsiv. Solvency analysis -10 pointsb. How did SW perform compared to the industry? (1 paragraph)- 7 pointsc. What additional information do you suggest could influence the investment decision? Do some research about the company. (1 paragraph) 10 pointsd. Your informed recommendation (buy or sell) about SWwith justifications. What is your general impression about SW? Support your conclusion (1-2 paragraph) 10 points
Instructions:
1. Show good understanding of what each analysis and each ratio is measuring.2. Make sure that every claim is justified by an analysis of the company’s financials.3. Ensure that the report tells a coherent story about the company.
Notes
• Groups will receive zero credit for plagiarism• Vertical analysis: expresses the items of each statement for the period relative to a base figure. For B/S, you express each item of the B/S as a percentage of total assets whereas for I/S, each item of the I/S is expressed as a percentage of total sales.Hint for EBIT calculation: net income + income tax+ interest expense• Horizontal analysis: evaluates the trends (rate of change) over a period of time.  For example, the rate of change of each item of the B/S from 2020 to 2021 is calculated as follows: (Amount in 2021-Amount in 2020)/amount in 2020.

1. The first thing you will do is read the case study attached called combined K

1. The first thing you will do is read the case study attached called combined Ken & Beverly.
2. After reading that, you will go over the project description instructions which entails the instructions on how to fill out the excel template.
3. Once you do that, you will use the excel template too plug in the answers. Once done, please upload the answer.
4. Please use the Consumers Guide to Life Insurance.pdf to help.
Due tomorrow.

The Course Project Part 3  is the integration of all the sections, including the

The Course Project Part 3  is the integration of all the sections, including the introduction, conclusion, and Sections A through K. Part 3 should be completely integrated and presented in a logical order, written professionally and free of spelling and grammar errors, and updated with any changes that occurred along the way, including corrections and advice provided by your professor.
Criteria                                                  Description                                                                                       Points
Introduction                                       In at least 200 words, explain what you found in this organization that most interests you and what the opportunity for learning is from analyzing them. What are the three most intriguing elements associated with this case?                                                                                            10
Section A: Background/History    Briefly describe the company in the case analysis. What is its primary business? Who were the officers or key players described in the case study? If the case study company is currently in business, list the company’s current CEO, total sales, and profit or loss for the last year where data are available. Identify key events or phases in the company’s history. Describe the performance of this company in the industry (9 points). Exceeds 200 words (3 points)                        12                 
Section B: Mission                            Locate or estimate the mission of this organization. Analyze it using concepts from Chapter 1 of the textbook in 200 words or more (8 points). Include citations from your outside source (2 points) and the textbook, including page numbers (2 points).                                   12
Section C: SWOT                              Create a SWOT analysis using concepts from Chapter 2 of the textbook and an appropriate 2×2 matrix (8 points). Include citations from your outside source (2 points) and the textbook, including page numbers (2 points).                                                                               12
Section D: Porter’s Five Forces     Analyze the organization’s industry using concepts from the textbook, addressing all five forces in 200 words or more (8 points). Include citations from your outside source (2 points) and the textbook, including page numbers (2 points).                                                                  12
Section E: Porter’s Generic Strategies      Create an analysis applying Porter’s Generic Strategies to this organization in 200 words or more (8 points). Include citations from your outside source (2 points) and the textbook, including page numbers (2 points).                                                                                       12
Section F: Life Cycle                       Create a life cycle analysis using concepts from the textbook to this organization in 200 words or more (8 points). Include citations from your outside source (2 points) and the textbook, including page numbers (2 points).                                                                                             12
Section G: Porter’s Diamond of National Advantage        Apply Porter’s Diamond to the nation and industry of origin of this organization in 200 words or more (8 points). Include citations from your outside source (2 points) and the textbook, including page numbers (2 points).                                                12
Section H: Entrepreneurial Strategy             Analyze the organization’s entrepreneurial strategy using concepts from the textbook in 200 words or more (8 points). Include citations from your outside source (2 points) and the textbook, including page numbers (2 points).                                                                 12
Section I: Leadership                  Create an analysis applying leadership concepts from Chapter 11 to this organization in 200 words or more (9 points). Include citations from your outside source (3 points) and the textbook, including page numbers (3 points).                                                                                            15 
Section J: Ethics                          Create an analysis applying ethics or CSR concepts from Chapter 11 to this organization in 200 words or more (9 points). Include citations from your outside source (3 points) and the textbook, including page numbers (3 points).                                                                                      15
Section K: Innovation                 Create an analysis applying innovation concepts from Chapter 12 to this organization in 200 words or more (9 points). Include citations from your outside source (3 points) and the textbook, including page numbers (3 points).                                                                                            15
Conclusion                                   Summarize your view of this analysis. What surprised you? What did you learn? What advice would you give this company? Exceeds 200 words                                             19
Paper/References                      Use APA format with proper citations and sources.                          10
Total                                                                                                                                                                180

Case instructions and grading scheme. • Perform the vertical and horizontal anal

Case instructions and grading scheme.
• Perform the vertical and horizontal analysis and calculate the ratios as instructed (33.1 points-33.1 of your grade). Fill the grey cells by using Excel formulas or cells referencing NOT hardcoding. You will not earn credit for hardcoding (entering the figures manually). • You are a financial analyst. Based on your analysis of Sherwin-Williams Co (SW) financial statements, provide a report to guide investors whether SW is a buy (keep) or sell stock. Your report should include the following (66.9points-61.3% of your grade):
a. An interpretation of trends illustrated by supportive ratios, horizontal and vertical analysis and focus on the main ratios that “tell the story”. (a minimum of 2 pages-not to exceed 3 pages, single space, 12 font size). i. horizontal and vertical analysis-10 pointsii. Liquidity analysis-10 pointsiii. Profitability analysis-10 pointsiv. Solvency analysis -10 pointsb. How did SW perform compared to the industry? (1 paragraph)- 7 pointsc. What additional information do you suggest could influence the investment decision? Do some research about the company. (1 paragraph) 10 pointsd. Your informed recommendation (buy or sell) about SWwith justifications. What is your general impression about SW? Support your conclusion (1-2 paragraph) 10 points
Instructions:
1. Show good understanding of what each analysis and each ratio is measuring.2. Make sure that every claim is justified by an analysis of the company’s financials.3. Ensure that the report tells a coherent story about the company.
Notes
• Groups will receive zero credit for plagiarism• Vertical analysis: expresses the items of each statement for the period relative to a base figure. For B/S, you express each item of the B/S as a percentage of total assets whereas for I/S, each item of the I/S is expressed as a percentage of total sales.Hint for EBIT calculation: net income + income tax+ interest expense• Horizontal analysis: evaluates the trends (rate of change) over a period of time.  For example, the rate of change of each item of the B/S from 2020 to 2021 is calculated as follows: (Amount in 2021-Amount in 2020)/amount in 2020.

The Course Project Part 3  is the integration of all the sections, including the

The Course Project Part 3  is the integration of all the sections, including the introduction, conclusion, and Sections A through K. Part 3 should be completely integrated and presented in a logical order, written professionally and free of spelling and grammar errors, and updated with any changes that occurred along the way, including corrections and advice provided by your professor.
Criteria                                                  Description                                                                                       Points
Introduction                                       In at least 200 words, explain what you found in this organization that most interests you and what the opportunity for learning is from analyzing them. What are the three most intriguing elements associated with this case?                                                                                            10
Section A: Background/History    Briefly describe the company in the case analysis. What is its primary business? Who were the officers or key players described in the case study? If the case study company is currently in business, list the company’s current CEO, total sales, and profit or loss for the last year where data are available. Identify key events or phases in the company’s history. Describe the performance of this company in the industry (9 points). Exceeds 200 words (3 points)                        12                 
Section B: Mission                            Locate or estimate the mission of this organization. Analyze it using concepts from Chapter 1 of the textbook in 200 words or more (8 points). Include citations from your outside source (2 points) and the textbook, including page numbers (2 points).                                   12
Section C: SWOT                              Create a SWOT analysis using concepts from Chapter 2 of the textbook and an appropriate 2×2 matrix (8 points). Include citations from your outside source (2 points) and the textbook, including page numbers (2 points).                                                                               12
Section D: Porter’s Five Forces     Analyze the organization’s industry using concepts from the textbook, addressing all five forces in 200 words or more (8 points). Include citations from your outside source (2 points) and the textbook, including page numbers (2 points).                                                                  12
Section E: Porter’s Generic Strategies      Create an analysis applying Porter’s Generic Strategies to this organization in 200 words or more (8 points). Include citations from your outside source (2 points) and the textbook, including page numbers (2 points).                                                                                       12
Section F: Life Cycle                       Create a life cycle analysis using concepts from the textbook to this organization in 200 words or more (8 points). Include citations from your outside source (2 points) and the textbook, including page numbers (2 points).                                                                                             12
Section G: Porter’s Diamond of National Advantage        Apply Porter’s Diamond to the nation and industry of origin of this organization in 200 words or more (8 points). Include citations from your outside source (2 points) and the textbook, including page numbers (2 points).                                                12
Section H: Entrepreneurial Strategy             Analyze the organization’s entrepreneurial strategy using concepts from the textbook in 200 words or more (8 points). Include citations from your outside source (2 points) and the textbook, including page numbers (2 points).                                                                 12
Section I: Leadership                  Create an analysis applying leadership concepts from Chapter 11 to this organization in 200 words or more (9 points). Include citations from your outside source (3 points) and the textbook, including page numbers (3 points).                                                                                            15 
Section J: Ethics                          Create an analysis applying ethics or CSR concepts from Chapter 11 to this organization in 200 words or more (9 points). Include citations from your outside source (3 points) and the textbook, including page numbers (3 points).                                                                                      15
Section K: Innovation                 Create an analysis applying innovation concepts from Chapter 12 to this organization in 200 words or more (9 points). Include citations from your outside source (3 points) and the textbook, including page numbers (3 points).                                                                                            15
Conclusion                                   Summarize your view of this analysis. What surprised you? What did you learn? What advice would you give this company? Exceeds 200 words                                             19
Paper/References                      Use APA format with proper citations and sources.                          10
Total                                                                                                                                                                180

1. The first thing you will do is read the case study attached called combined K

1. The first thing you will do is read the case study attached called combined Ken & Beverly.
2. After reading that, you will go over the project description instructions which entails the instructions on how to fill out the excel template.
3. Once you do that, you will use the excel template too plug in the answers. Once done, please upload the answer.
4. Please use the Consumers Guide to Life Insurance.pdf to help.
Due tomorrow.

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