Explain the differences between consolidated and combined financial statements.

Select three of the following questions for your initial response. Important: At least one (and preferably two) of the questions you decide to answer should be a question not answered by a classmate as of when you make your initial responses. Copy and paste the questions you decide to answer in bold type. It is a good idea to select questions to which you do not know the answer or would like to understand better. Also, be bold and answer a question you have not seen a classmate answered yet.

  1. How does a variable interest entity differ from a traditional corporate business entity? Be specific.
  2. What major criteria must be met before a company is consolidated? Again,be specific, referring to the Codification where necessary.
  3. What types of entities are referred to as special-purpose entities, and how have they been generally used?
  4. What is meant by indirect control? Give an illustration or an example.
  5. Explain the differences between consolidated and combined financial statements. Be specific.
  6. What is meant by a noncontrolling interest in a subsidiary?
  7. What must be done if the fiscal periods of the parent and the subsidiary are not the same?
  8. When is consolidation considered inappropriate even though the parent company holds a majority of the voting common shares of another company?
  9. Are consolidated financial statements likely to be more useful to the creditors of the parent company or the creditors of the subsidiaries? Why or why not?
  10. What characteristics are normally examined in determining whether a company is a primary beneficiary of a variable interest entity?

Post about the changes in the treatment in operating lease accounting and how these new standards will impact debt covenants.

Since the textbook has been published, FASB has issued new accounting standard guidance for operating leases. Read the two required reading articles in this module about leases listed below:

Shannon, C. (2016). How will the new lease accounting standard impact loan covenants? (Links to an external site.) Equipment Leasing & Financing, Washington D.C., 32(4), 40-41.

Sliwoski, L. (2017). Understanding the new lease accounting guidance (Links to an external site.). Journal of Corporate Accounting and Finance, 28(40), 48-52.

Post about the changes in the treatment in operating lease accounting and how these new standards will impact debt covenants. What is the impact to off-balance sheet reporting? Be sure to include your opinion on how this new standard impacts the reliability and transparency of financial statements.

Write an executive summary to present to the board, from which the board will make its decision to fund your program or project.

Executive Summary In this assignment, you will propose a quality improvement initiative from your place of employment that could easily be implemented if approved. Assume you are presenting this program to the board for approval of funding. Write an executive summary to present to the board, from which the board will make its decision to fund your program or project. Include the following: The purpose of the quality improvement initiative. The target population or audience. The benefits of the quality improvement initiative. The interprofessional collaboration that would be required to implement the quality improvement initiative. The cost or budget justification. The basis upon which the quality improvement initiative will be evaluated.This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion. You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Refer to the LopesWrite Technical Support articles for assistance.

Describe the nutritional risk factors in pregnancy and create an Antepartum Nutritional Plan.

NUTRITION PAPER(MATERNITY) Purpose The purpose of this graded collaborative is to engage faculty and students in an interactive dialogue to assist the student in organizing, integrating, applying, and critically appraising knowledge regarding Nutrition during Pregnancy. Scholarly information obtained from credible sources are required. Objective Describe the nutritional risk factors in pregnancy and create an Antepartum Nutritional Plan. Write a paper on nutrition during antepartum period (excluding the title and reference pages) using the following criteria. NUTRITIONAL RISK FACTORS Elaborate on one nutritional risk factor that is age-related. (Teen-age) (Write a paragraph with not less than 7 sentences) Elaborate on two nutritional risk factors that are related to culture/lifestyle. (any two cultures or any two lifestyles or one culture and one lifestyle) (Write two paragraphs with not less than 7 sentences in each) Elaborate on one nutritional risk factor that is related to a socioeconomic factor. (Write a paragraph with not less than 7 sentences) Elaborate on two nutritional risk factors that are related to dietary complications during pregnancy. (Write two paragraphs with not less than 7 sentences in each) In addition, Create a Nutritional Meal Plan-A Diagram (image/chart) on the nutritional plan you have identified that depicts the components of a healthy diet for a pregnant woman for a day.

Identify Keurig’s business-level strategy. Has the company’s business-level strategy been successful?

Please use the Internet to update the current conditions of Keurig as it impacts this case.
Remember a SWOT analysis is NEVER done in the narrative. Do NOT explain your SWOT. Do not use complete sentences. Again, NO narratives, no complete sentences. Please use the four-quadrants box.
A review and evaluation of Keurig’s business-level strategy, competitive rivalry, and SWOT analysis will aid in the discussion and weighing of strategic options available to Keurig. The results of the analysis can then be used to establish and support a strong set of recommendations seeking to ensure a continuation of Keurig’s strong performance and top market position.
1.Identify Keurig’s business-level strategy. Has the company’s business-level strategy been successful?
2. How does Keurig’s strategy stand up against competitive rivalry in the industry?
3. Review the important elements of Keurig’s external and internal environments. Outline key factors in the SWOT analysis.
4. Weigh the challenges confronting Keurig. What are the greatest risks for Keurig? What recommendations can be made to support Keurig’s growth and profitability objectives?

Write a response in Word summarizing in your own words what you found interesting in these articles.

The Word document attached contains four articles. Need to summarize them in about a page.
These are the instructions:

1) Read the WSJ articles above that show the scope of offshore tax evasion.
2) Write a response in Word summarizing in your own words what you found interesting in these articles.