Assignment 1: LASA: IPO Presentation & MyAccountingLab Post-Tests
This assignment will consist of two parts.
Part I: IPO Presentation:
You work for a medium sized privately held electronics firm which is considering transitioning to a publically held organization. Your boss found out that you were taking business courses at Argosy University and has asked you to prepare a presentation for upper level management to explain the process by which a privately held company would transition to publicly held company. He has asked you to describe the general accounting processes involved in establishing an initial public offering (IPO), including but not limited to accounting for all assets, liabilities and equities of the firm. Prepare a 15-20 slide professional MS PowerPoint presentation which covers the following:
- Identify and explain the top five reasons private companies go public.
- Explain information the firm is required to provide to the investor with complete transparency.
- Compare and contrast the differences in accounting processes and procedures that medium sized companies such as yours go through when going public.
- Discuss any concerns you believe the company should guard against while transitioning from privately held to publicly held (shareholder apprehension, fair market value, etc.) and provide solutions to each concern.
Use the notes section in MS PowerPoint to explain your talking points. Use at least two charts and two additional graphics which support your points. Utilize at least three references (one of which may be your text) in your presentation.
By Week 5, Day 5 deliver your assignment to the M5: Assignment 1 Dropbox.
Part II: My Accounting Lab:
In each module of this course, you will complete textbook exercises and problems using MyAccountingLab. The exercises and problems in this assignment provide real-world examples that give you an opportunity to apply your knowledge of the concepts covered in prior modules.
In this assignment, you will complete the following My Accounting Lab Post Tests:
- Chapter 6-B Post Test
- Chapter 8-B Post Test
- Chapter 9-B Post Test
- Chapter 10-B Post Test
Click here to access MyAccountingLab
You will be given the opportunity to take these post-tests a maximum of three times. You will have until Week 5, Day 5 to complete you final submission. Due to the ability to attempt this assignment multiple times, it is recommended that you complete your first attempt early in the module in order to provide yourself additional time to complete your second or third attempt if needed. Since this assignment reviews items covered in prior modules, it is also recommended that you review your prior My Accounting Lab assignments, as well as any feedback provided by your instructor prior to completing Part II of this assignment.
Assignment 1 Grading Criteria
Maximum PointsIdentified and explained the top five reasons private companies go public.8Explained the information the firm is required to provide to the investor with complete transparency.8Compared and contrasted the differences in accounting processes and procedures that medium sized companies go through when going public.28Discussed any concerns the company should guard against while transitioning from privately held to publicly held (shareholder apprehension, fair market value, etc.) and provided solutions to each concern.36Included at least 2 charts and 2 additional graphics to support points. Utilized at least three references in presentation12
Organization (16 pts)
Style (12 pts)
Usage and Mechanics (16 pts)
A PA format and inclusion of at least three appropriate, scholarly resources (20 pts)
Correct answers to Chapter 6-b Post Test
Correct answers to Chapter 8-b Post Test
Correct answers to Chapter 9-b Post Test
36Correct answers to Chapter 10-b Post Test36