Comparing the different interpretations of Columbus, what type of legacy did he leave? Review the events that led to his journeying to the New World and give specific examples that support your interpretation. Consider the following questions as you respond:

  • Was Columbus a desperate man who would do anything?
  • Did he really believe he wanted to spread the doctrine of Christendom?
  • Was Columbus just greedy and willing to do whatever it took to accomplish his own agenda?
  • Was Columbus lured by gold, wealth, and power?

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When I was one-and-twenty

I heard him say again,

'The heart out of the bosom

Was never given in vain;

'Tis paid with sighs a plenty

And sold for endless rue.'

And I am two-and-twenty,

And oh, 'tis true, 'tis true.

In one paragraph of at least three to five sentences, analyze the tone and imagery used in the line in bold. Identify the mood the author intended to create with this imagery, as well as the connotations used in the words "vain," "endless rue," and "oh." Use proper spelling and grammar

As a new employee at Canyon rental, an outdoor outfitters and supply shop, your boss has asked you to look at the internal control system within the store. He is seeking a loan for expansion and must have his books audited. The auditor asked about his control procedures and documentation. He has no idea what the auditor is talking about. Your boss has asked you to do what you need to understand the system and has asked for a memo with your observations and recommendations by the end of the week. Through interviews and observation you notice the following:

  1. Purchase orders, and sales invoices are not pre-numbered due to the higher cost of printing the forms.
  2. To save time the sales clerk enters the sales at the end of the day into the accounting records, prepares the deposit and delivers it to the bank.
  3. The sales clerk a trusted and long-term employee grants sales returns at her discretion.
  4. The purchasing manager both orders merchandise and approves the payment for the order.
  5. Betty Gamble, the bookkeeper has not taken a vacation in three years.
  6. Checks are brought to the owner twice a week for signing. He is overwhelmed by all of the paperwork and has asked for the checks only on which he stamps his signature.

In your memo, give a summary of the elements of an effective internal control system. Comment on each of your observations and if there is a weakness provide a solution. Your memo should be 2-3 pages.

Activity-Based Costing System

Activity-based costing is one of the most accurate methods that can be used to allocate overhead. However, it is not often used in many smaller organizations due to the substantial cost involved with its implementation.

Using the module readings , research the activity-based costing method. Use your research and/or your experiences as a working professional to complete this assignment.

Respond to the following:

  • If you have utilized an activity-based costing system in your former or current employment, describe how this system had been used. In your response, be sure to include your experience and position on the effectiveness of the activity-based costing system. Support your ideas by drawing on your readings and scholarly articles.
  • If you have not encountered this type of system in your work experience, assume a company needs to switch to an ABC system. Describe the common cost drivers that could be used.
  • How would the organization identify the cost drivers?
  • How would the organization use them in the implementation of this system? You may use your former or current company for the analysis.

By  September 3, 2015, post your response to the appropriateDiscussion Area. Through September 7, 2015, review and comment on at least two peers’ responses.

Write your initial response in 300–500 words. Your response should be thorough and address all components of the discussion question in detail, include citations of all sources, where needed, according to the APA Style, and demonstrate accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation



Do the following when responding to your peers:

  • Read your peers’ answers.
  • Provide substantive comments by
    • contributing new, relevant information from course readings, Web sites, or other sources;
    • building on the remarks or questions of others; or
    • sharing practical examples of key concepts from your professional or personal experiences
  • Respond to feedback on your posting and provide feedback to other students on their ideas.
  • Make sure your writing
    • is clear, concise, and organized;
    • demonstrates ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; and
    • displays accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

Grading Criteria

Assignment Components
Max Points

Initial response was:

  • Insightful, original, accurate, and timely.
  • Substantive and demonstrated advanced understanding of concepts.
  • Compiled/synthesized theories and concepts drawn from a variety of sources to support statements and conclusions.
16

Discussion Response and Participation:

  • Responded to a minimum of two peers in a timely manner.
  • Offered points of view supported by research.
  • Asked challenging questions that promoted discussion.
  • Drew relationships between one or more points in the discussion.
16

Writing:

  • Wrote in a clear, concise, formal, and organized manner.
  • Responses were error free.
  • Information from sources, where applicable, was paraphrased appropriately and accurately cited.
8
Total:
40

 

The scenario of the time bomb terrorist gives you the opportunity to ask yourself what you would do in this extreme circumstance. Consider if you were placed in such a situation -- many lives are in danger because of a bomb. You are in a position where you have the terrorist in custody but he or she is refusing to give you the information needed to stop the bomb. Could torturing one person lead to the greater good -- saving the lives of many?

In your assignment address each of the following points.

  1. What would a utilitarian do in this situation? Why?
  2. What would a Buddhist do in this situation? Why?
  3. What would you do in this situation? Why?

Your paper should be 3-4 pages in length in APA format.

QUESTION 1

 

Company Pea owns 90% of Company Essone which in turn owns 80% of Company Esstwo.  Company Esstwo owns 100% of Company Essthree.  Consolidated financial statements should be prepared to report the financial status and results of operations for:

         a.      Pea.

         b.      Pea plus Essone.

         c.       Pea plus Essone plus Esstwo.

         d.      Pea plus Essone plus Esstwo plus Essthree.

 

QUESTION 2

 

Under the equity method of accounting for a stock investment, the investment initially should be recorded at

         a.      cost.

         b.      cost minus any purchase differential.

         c.       proportionate share of fair value of the investee company's net assets.

         d.      proportionate share of the book value of the investee company's net assets.

 

QUESTION 3

 

A change from the equity method to the cost method of accounting for an investment in common stock due to a decrease in the number of shares held by the investor requires:

         a.      Retroactive restatement as if the investor always had used the cost method.

         b.      Requires an adjustment to beginning retained earnings.

         c.       That the cumulative amount of the change be shown as a line item on the income statement net of tax.

         d.      The change be accounted for currently and prospectively.

 

QUESTION 4

 

A change from the cost method to the equity method of accounting for an investment in common stock resulting from an increase in the number of shares held by the investor requires:

         a.      Only footnote disclosure.

         b.      That the cumulative amount of the change be shown as a line item on the income statement, net of tax.

         c.       That the change be accounted for currently and prospectively.

         d.      Retroactive restatement as if the investor always had used the equity method.

 

QUESTION 5

 

Which of the following situations best describes a business combination to be accounted for as a statutory merger?

         a.      All of the outstanding stock of a company is acquired.

         b.      Cash or other consideration is exchanged for total net assets of another company.

         c.       Two companies combine to form a new third company, and the original two companies are dissolved.

         d.      One company transfers assets to another company it has created.

 

  

QUESTION 6

 

On December 31, 2003, Rudd Company purchased 80 percent of the common stock of Wilton Company.  At the time, Rudd held land with a book value of $100,000 and a fair value of $260,000; Wilton held land with a book value of $50,000 and fair value of $600,000.  At what amount would land be reported in a consolidated balance sheet prepared immediately after the combination?

         a.      $540,000.

         b.      $590,000.

         c.       $700,000.

         d.      $860,000.

 

QUESTION 7

 

Assume that one company owns 70 percent of the common stock of another company, with the investment originally purchased at the book value of the shares acquired.  For the current year, the parent reports separate operating income of $300,000, and the subsidiary reports net income of $160,000; each company declares dividends of $50,000.  What will the amount of consolidated net income reported in the consolidate income statement for the year?

         a.      $460,000.

         b.      $412,000.

         c.       $377.000.

         d.      $327,000.

  

QUESTION 8

 

Goodwill under the parent theory:

         a.      exceeds goodwill under the proprietary theory.

         b.      exceeds goodwill under the entity theory.

         c.       is less than goodwill under then entity theory.

         d.      is less than goodwill under the proprietary theory.

  

QUESTION 9

 

Goodwill recognized in a business combination should be:

         a.      Amortized over its useful life.

         b.      tested for impairment at least annually.

         c.       identified with the reporting unit benefited by the goodwill.

         d.      both B and C

 

QUESTION 10

 

Dickens Corporation issued nonvoting preferred stock with a fair market value of $1,200,000 in exchange for all the assets and liabilities of D&E Corporation.  D&E's net assets on the date of acquisition had a book value of $800,000 and a fair value of $1,050,000.  Also, Dickens issued common stock with a fair market value of $50,000 to legal counsel for arranging the transaction.  As a result of this business combination Dickens' net assets increased by:

         a.      $800,000

         b.      $1,050,000

         c.       $1,200,000

         d.      $1,250,000

  

QUESTION 11

 

Retroactive application of the equity method of accounting is required when

         a.      the equity method has been appropriately applied in prior years, and the investor has acquired additional shares in the current year.

         b.      the investment has been made in installments over several years, and the criteria for using the equity method were met with this year's installment acquisition.

         c.       an investor has exercised significant influence over an investee in prior years but used the cost method to account for its investment.

         d.      both B and C.

  

QUESTION 12

 

If Oakland Company owned 51 percent of the outstanding common stock of Redding Company, what reporting method would be appropriate?

         a.      Consolidation.

         b.      Cost method.

         c.       Equity method.

         d.      Merger method. 

QUESTION 13

 

Which of the following statements is correct?

         a.      The cost method does not represent a departure from historical cost.

         b.      The cost method is inconsistent with the realization concept.

         c.       The equity method does not represent a departure from historical cost.

         d.      The equity method is consistent with valuation at market value.

  

QUESTION 14

 

There may be an impairment of goodwill if:

         a.      the fair value of a reporting unit exceeds its carrying value.

         b.      implied goodwill exceeds the carrying value of goodwill.

         c.       either A or B.

         d.      neither A nor B.

 

QUESTION 15

 

Negative goodwill normally is treated as a reduction of noncurrent assets of the acquired company other than:

         a.      financial assets, excluding investments accounted for using the equity method.

 

         b.      prepaid pension and postretirement benefit costs, and deferred tax assets.

         c.       assets to be disposed of by sale.

         d.      all of the above.

 

Due tonight 

Promoting Cognitive Development

As you have learned in your readings, Piaget, Erikson, Skinner, and Vygotsky took different approaches to child development. One’s theoretical perspective influences approaches to child development. The Jacksons are a young couple living in Centervale. They have approached Keith, the child development consultant, for advice on how to promote and nurture the cognitive development of their preschooler Jasmine. 

Watch the following video to learn more about the similarities and differences of developmental theories. Study of the Child: Theories of Development I, produced by Herzog, Milan & Herzog, Shanta (Learning Seed, 1997), 29:02 mins obtained from Alexander Street Press Education in Video from AUO Library.

  • Compare and contrast the approaches of each of the four perspectives (Piaget, Erikson, Skinner, and Vygotsky).
  • Explain how each theorist would approach the issue of cognitive development in early childhood. Describe how Keith’s advice to Jasmine’s parents might vary depending on his theoretical perspective.
  • What role would society and family play in Jasmine’s cognitive development at this stage of development? What cultural, psychosocial and physical influences will be seen?
  • Incorporate information learned in your readings and at least one peer-reviewed* article from the AUO library to support your conclusions.

* Peer reviewed means an article from a reputable journal, which can be found in the library. Peer reviewed indicates that other professionals in the field have reviewed and deemed it worthy of publication, in contrast to much if what we find online: someone posting something they want, without someone else verifying that their methods were rigorous enough and the study is valid.  Use your book and course lectures as your primary resources, as well as articles from our library. If you must supplement from a website, do NOT use .coms. Instead, look for .org, .gov, and sometimes .edu for more reputable sources. Never use Wikipedia or about.com.

Write a 6-7 page paper in Word format. Be sure to include introductory and concluding paragraphs in your paper, a title page and a reference page. 

 

1. Which negotiated benefits are most important to you? Draw up an ideal benefits package which items would you include? List in order of importance.



Your response should be at least 150 words in length. You are required to use at least your textbook as source material for your response. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.

 

2. During the past decade, employers and unions have moved away from the concept of Cost-of-Living Adjustments (COLAs) to Profit Sharing and Incentive style plans. Differentiate between the different styles of plans and defend or argue against the move to the new style plans.



Your response should be at least 150 words in length. You are required to use at least your textbook as source material for your response. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.

 

 

 

3. Explain the difference between profit-sharing plans and COLAs. Do you believe profit-sharing plans or COLAs are more beneficial to employees? Defend your answer.



Your response should be at least 150 words in length. You are required to use at least your textbook as source material for your response. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.

 

4. In recent years, management negotiators have increased their resistance to increases in private pension funding. Do you foresee any changes in this trend moving forward? Why or why not?



Your response should be at least 150 words in length. You are required to use at least your textbook as source material for your response. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.