A 13 page paper (excluding appendices, table of contents, abstract,
reference and bibliography) research paper (case study) on the United Parcel ServiceAccounting department covering the sections below.
United Parcel Service operates in the international business environment.
The information required in Section I should be readily available for all publicly
held corporations. Generally managerial accounting information for business
firms is usually not readily available to the public. As a result of this you may not
be able to find actual information for Sections II-V of the paper. However, the
firm’s annual report and other available documents will provide you with financial
data and other information as a basis of your analysis for Sections II-V. There is
an expectation that there will be some manipulation of financial data in Sections
This paper will be prepared consistent with APA Manual and will have a minimum
of thirteen difference references. This paper will consist of five sections. In
addition, this research paper will be prepared consistent with the following
1) Section I: There will be a brief discussion of the firm to include its
principle goods and services, market share, geographic locations where it
operates, and major competitors.
2) Section II: Evaluate and discuss whether the firm could benefit by
evaluating financial statements, financial ratios, and industry averages. The
discussion should include what factor(s) influenced your decision, the
ramifications of correct and faulty analysis, and how industry averages might help
or hurt a company in terms of stock price.
3) Section III: Evaluate and discuss whether the firm could benefit by using
standard costs. The discussion should include what factor(s) influenced your
decision, the ramifications of costs, quantity, and variances, and the ramifications
of using standard costs in the international business environment.
4) Section IV: Evaluate and discuss how the firm could benefit by analyzing
future projects in terms of net present value. This discussion should include the
firm’s future plans, such as, expansion, consolidation, and downsizing and how
net present value could be used in the decision making.
5) Section V: Summary, conclusions, and recommendations. The
discussion should provide a brief summary of the previous sections, the
conclusions you have reached, and your recommendations based upon your
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