In December 2023, FASB published Accounting Standard Update (ASU) No. 2023-08, A

In December 2023, FASB published Accounting Standard Update (ASU) No. 2023-08, Accounting for and disclosure of crypto assets. In this individual writing assignment, you are asked to write a report of up to 5 pages using Word, double-spaced, size 12 Times New Roman font, to address the following required questions about accounting for crypto assets. You may use Generative AI apps such as ChatGPT and Gemini in your research. However, your report should reflect your own work. At the end of your report, you need to provide a list of references used, including the AI apps used. You may also include any exhibits or graphs in an Appendix. Both the list of references and the appendix do not count toward the page limit.
Required:
Briefly describe crypto assets. Which features of crypto assets may make them challenging to accountants and auditors? Explain.
In December 2023, FASB published Accounting Standard Update (ASU) No. 2023-08, Accounting for and disclosure of crypto assets.
Why did FASB issue this ASU?
Before this ASU takes effect, how did a public company, who is not the creator/issuer of the crypto assets, account for crypto assets under US GAAP? Which topic(s) and subtopic(s) in the FASB Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) were usually applied? Include numeric citations of the ASC in your discussion.
What are the main changes FASB is making through this ASU? What arguments does FASB provide in support of these changes? Include numeric citations of the ASC in your discussion when applicable.
As an investor (user of financial information) and future accountant and auditor, do you agree or disagree with the changes FASB is making? Explain.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImxWWLEcMiI Supporters of the estate and gift ta

Supporters of the estate and gift tax argue that it provides progressivity in the federal tax system, provides a backstop to the individual income tax and appropriately targets assets that are bestowed on heirs rather than assets earned through their hard work and effort. However, critics argue that the tax discourages savings, harms small businesses, taxes resources already subject to income taxes, and adds to the complexity to the tax system. Critics also suggest death is an inappropriate time to impose a tax. 

The above video is produced by the heritage foundation, and clearly biased against the estate tax in its current form.  Now that you have studied the estate tax in more detail, state your opinion for or against the estate tax in its current form?  Do you believe it is a necessary to generate income for the government? Or do you agree with the heritage foundation that the tax imposes an undue burden on small business owners? While this is often a political debate question, Please justify your answer with ACCOUNTING THEORY we have studied so far in this course.

Using Excel, prepare your answer.  Figure Ginger’s gift tax. In March 2023, Ging

Using Excel, prepare your answer.  Figure Ginger’s gift tax.
In March 2023, Ginger Graham, age 46 and wife of Greg Graham, engaged in the transactions described below. Determine Ginger’s gift tax liability for 2023 if she and Greg elect gift splitting and Greg gave their son Stevie stock valued at $80,000 during 2023. Ginger’s grandmother Mamie died November 12, 2022, and Mamie’s will bequeathed $250,000 to Ginger. On March 4, 2023, Ginger irrevocably disclaimed the $250,000 in writing, and, as a result, the property passed instead to Ginger’s sister Gertie. In 2023, Ginger gave $100,000 cash to her alma mater, State University. In 1996, Ginger gave ownership of a life insurance policy on her own life to her daughter, Denise, and in 2023 Ginger paid the $22,000 annual premium on the policy. In 2021, Ginger deposited $45,000 into a bank account in the name of herself and son Stevie, joint tenants with rights of survivorship. Stevie deposited nothing. Neither party made a withdrawal until 2023, when Stevie withdrew $30,000. In January 2021, Ginger created a trust with County Bank as trustee and transferred $300,000 of stock to the irrevocable trust. She named her husband Greg (age 47) to receive all the trust income semi-annually for life and daughter Drucilla to receive the remainder. In 2023, she gave a remainder interest in her beach cottage to the American Red Cross and kept the right to use the cottage rent free for the rest of her life. The fair market value of the cottage was $70,000.
Other information: Ginger’s earlier taxable gifts are $175,000, all made in 1996. Ginger will make whatever elections are necessary to minimize her current gift tax liability. Assume the Sec. 7520 interest rate is 4%.

Literature review Researh Paper topic on “Did XBRL implementation improve the fi

Literature review Researh Paper topic on “Did XBRL implementation improve the financial reporting information environment?” First Page: introduction. Thesis sentence should be clearly stated and in BOLD. 2nd Page must explain Why is it important to review research on this topic. 3-6 pages for literature review of research from referred sources. Final page is conclusion. This is not about the history of XBRL, but answering the Topic question based on the research provided from the referenced research papers. 
Will provide Reference source PDFs in private message

As the new financial manager of your company, listed in FTSE100, the CEO has ask

As the new financial manager of your company, listed in FTSE100, the CEO has asked you to prepare a report. The report should provide a brief analysis of the company’s performance as well as benefits of adopting International Accounting Standards to present at the upcoming board of directors’ meeting. The board of directors is planning to issue new shares to raise more capital for expansion. The CEO has asked that you assess the company’s performance against your company’s industry. Thus, to do this, you will need to use ratio analysis (Investment ratios) to determine areas in which the company is doing well, as well as areas that management should look at to improve.
Your company has recently adopted international accounting standards and the board wants to highlight the claim made by the IFRS foundation:
‘’The IFRS Foundation was founded on the belief that better information supports better economic and investment decisions. As a public interest organisation, we work to achieve this vision through the development of high-quality, global standards that result in corporate information that informs investment decisions. This work contributes towards efficient and resilient capital markets’’.
Critically discuss these claims by reflecting on the benefits of International Accounting Standards (IAS) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).
Determine which company (from the FTSE100) you will analyse for the project. Your selection may be subject to your Lecturer’s approval. As such, be sure that the company has debt on its balance sheet, and it must be a dividend paying company. Go to the website for your company and download the reports for the most recent year. Perform your ratio analysis on your company, mostly related to investors. Be sure to present and discuss at least six relevant ratios that you may best assess the company’s performance. Using an online database, collect the ratio averages for your company’s industry to evaluate your company’s performance. Provide an analysis that compares your company’s ratios to the industry standards. There is no need to explain the purpose of the ratios. Rather, be sure to provide an interpretation of the results.
Tips
Your report should aim to provide Board of directors with a broad and introductory review of this area covering:
1. Introduction (150 words)
2. Main body discussions (1,500 words)
a) How do ratios might influence investment decision?
b) Calculate and interpret at least six Investment ratios and compare these ratios with industry average.
c) You are required to complete a report evaluating at least 3 International Accounting Standards. Specifically, you should choose the International Accounting Standard from the list attached.
IAS 1 IAS 7 IAS 8 IAS 10 IAS 16
IAS 2 IAS 37 IAS 38 IFRS 3 IFRS 10
3. Conclusion and recommendation (350 words)
4. Your own understandings of, comments on, arguments and contributions to the topic, and any other important issues which you think should be addressed.
As

The following Course Outcome is assessed in this assignment: PC-4.2: Demonstrate

The following Course Outcome is assessed in this assignment:
PC-4.2: Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of how one’s perspective toward multiculturalism and diversity impacts an organization.
Diversity and multiculturalism are important aspects to consider in this global environment. It is critical to understand how one’s perspective toward multiculturalism and diversity affects an organization. You will write a 250-word essay discussing why diversity is critical to the United States Department of Treasury. You will need to propose at least three procedures the Department of Treasury implements to enhance a diverse and multiculturalist workplace.
You may use your textbook and/or outside sources to complete this assignment. You need to include a reference page with all sources properly cited. Check for correct spelling, grammar, punctuation, mechanics, and usage. Citations and references should use APA style.
Make sure your document includes:
Your name
Date
Course name and section number
Unit number
Assignment name
Page numbers

Pdf copy of Overview/Instructions and Grading Rubric have been attached as files

Pdf copy of Overview/Instructions and Grading Rubric have been attached as files.
Overview
Financial
statements are reports that
summarize all the accounting transactions that have taken
place during a specific period of
time.
Choose
a publicly held company and, using the Internet, review
its most current annual report. Evaluate the health of the corporation you picked based on your analysis of its financial
statements: balance sheets, income
statements, cash flow statements, and statements of shareholders’ equity. Then, research
a similar-sized competitor for comparison.
Instructions
Write a 3–4-page report suggesting ways to improve
the company’s financial
health.
1.   
Conduct a vertical,
horizontal, and ratio
analysis on four financial statements.
2.   
Compare the
ratio, which includes liquidity, profitability, and solvency, with the industry
benchmark and one other
comparable competitor.
3.   
Synthesize the results of the three
financial analysis tests to determine
the overall health of the organization.
4.   
Present an
accurate interpretation of the company’s current financial health,
including risks. Support your conclusions.
5.   
Recommend three ways to improve the company’s financial health, including
one example for each that has been used in the
industry.
6.    Use three
sources to support your writing, including the web address of your chosen
company. Choose sources that are credible, relevant, and appropriate. Cite each source listed on your source page
at least one time within your
assignment.