Accounting Function for a Chosen Organization Case Study by Nicky

Accounting Function for a Chosen Organization
The paper examines and analyzes the accounting function within General Motors, a large US multi-national company.
# 147203 | 5,808 words | 12 sources | MLA | 2010 | US
Published on Mar 02, 2011 in Business (Accounting) , Business (Companies) , Business (Industries)


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Description:

This paper attempts to provide a full background of the financial situation at a US based General Motors, a multi-national corporation, focusing on the role of the accounting function within this organization and the results it produces. The paper, following an introduction that provides some background on the corporation discussed in the paper, then focuses on the accounting function in the organizational structure of the examined organization. The paper then provides an overview of the business from a financial perspective before examining the concept of management accounting and how it works within the corporation. Finally, the paper provides an operations management analysis. The paper includes two tables and footnotes.

Outline:
Executive Summary
The Accounting Function
Company Background
Company Objectives
Key Resources
Role of Accounting
Financial Accounting Analysis
Management Accounting Analysis
Operations Management Analysis
SWOT Analysis
Strengths
Weaknesses
Opportunities
Threats
Bibliography

From the Paper:

"2007 has been a year of both gains and losses for the second largest automobile producer in the world. Despite the fact that the growth was a reduced one, it is crucial that it was manifested. In this order of ideas, the net revenues from the sales of automobiles increased from $171,179 million in 2006 to $178,199 million in 2007; the increase totals up to 4.1 percent. On the other hand, the income from financial operations decreased from $34,422 million in 2006 to less than 3,000 million by 2007. Their global production of automobiles and engines increased slightly throughout 2007 as compared to 2006, but the overall figures for the net revenues reveal a decrease."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • 2007 General Motors Annual Report. Page 9. On the Internet at http://www.gm.com/corporate/investor_information/docs/fin_data/gm07ar/download/gm07ar_full.pdf. Last retrieved on February 15, 2009
  • General Motors Mission Statement, 2009, On the internet at http://www.samples-help.org.uk/mission-statements/general-motors-mission-statement.htm last retrieved on February 16, 2009
  • Supplier Diversity, Website of General Motors, 2009, On the internet at http://www.gm.com/corporate/dealers/diversity/index.jsp last retrieved on February 16, 2009
  • Management's Discussion and Analysis, Website of General Motors, 2009, On the internet at http://www.gm.com/corporate/investor_information/docs/fin_data/gm07ar/content/financials/mda/mda_10.html last retrieved on February 16, 2009
  • Note on Consolidated Financial Statements, Website of General Motors, 2004, On the internet at http://www.gm.com/corporate/investor_information/docs/fin_data/gm04ar/content/financials/notes/notes_01.html last retrieved on February 16, 2009

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