According to The Washington Post, some companies are exploiting inflation to pad their bottom lines. Questions: What evidence indicates that companies are raising prices to exploit rather than in relation to underlying cost increases? If companies are passing on their own higher costs to consumers, their _______________ should stay roughly the same. How do analysts… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Advanced Accounting
Consolidated vs. combined financial statement? How to choose?
According to Accounting Today, choosing a consolidated versus combined financial statement for companies with multiple businesses can be a complex and confusing process. Questions: According to the article, what tool(s) make(s) it easier to spot trends and highlight relevant data points? According to the article, what makes preparing complex financial statements easier and less time… Read more »
Finally the End for Nikola Motors (NKLA)?
According to Electrek.com, Nikola Motors has lost almost its entire supply chain leadership over the last few months as the situation at the company is starting to look dire. Questions: Why has the founder of Nikola Motors been in the news over the past few years? Why did the company move away from developing a… Read more »
Watch Your Wallet
According to the New York Times, corporate America is lifting prices and bragging about bigger profits as consumers open their wallets and spend heartily. Questions What products/services does the article cover? How do these price adjustments affect inflation? What are some of the reasons why consumers are will to pay more? Have you seen changes… Read more »
Major Supplier Under Cyberattack
According to the New York Times, Toyota, the world’s largest automaker, said on Monday that it had suspended all production in Japan after a possible cyberattack at a major supplier. Questions: What is the name of Toyota’s major supplier? Why have cyberattacks become increasingly more common in Japan in recent years? What will the stoppage… Read more »
Failing Grade? Maybe or maybe not?
According to Nigel Jaquiss, Portland was recently ranked 71st out of the largest 75 cities in America for its financial health by a national watchdog group. Questions: What is the name of the watchdog group? What does the failing grade stem from? What do city officials offer in defense of their denial of the group’s… Read more »
Are they the Bitcoin Bonnie and Clyde?
According to the New York Times, Ilya Lichtenstein and Heather Morgan were charged with conspiracy to launder billions of dollars worth of Bitcoin.Credit. Questions: What was the Bitfinex hacking? What was the role of the complex shuffling of Bitcoin by the couple in the fraud in January 2017? When the government executed a search… Read more »
Suspension of Automated Notices
According to Accounting Today, the IRS will suspend more than a dozen automated letters it sends out to taxpayers, including collection notices, balance due notices and unfiled tax return notices, until it catches up on its backlog of unprocessed returns. Questions: Why is it doing this? A coalition of tax professionals was instrument in promoting… Read more »
Walmart’s Top E-commerce Omni Strategy Executive is Leaving
Questions: When did Mr. Casey join Walmart? What company did he work at prior to coming to Walmart? By how much did Walmart’s global e-commerce sales increase during the nine months ended Oct. 31 as compared with the same period the prior year? What is Omni? Why do you think there is a post-holiday executive… Read more »
Fraud at Amazon Warehouse
According to The Verge, an Amazon warehouse manager faces long prison sentence and fine when pleading guilty to stealing $273,000 worth of computer parts and selling them to a wholesaler. Questions: What was the position of the manager? Why is it more likely that a person in his position rather than basic warehouse staff would… Read more »