Though much of your efforts will be in the routine accounting of the factories’ operations, you will also be involved with departments where large capital expenditures are made. In the past, the firm has not seen the expected returns from a new investment, in terms of actual savings achieved. Given the size of some coming large investments, the CFO asked you to give a PowerPoint presentation, to both department managers as well as engineers who write the new investment proposals, on how they can do a better job of making sure a project’s expected costs and savings are in fact achieved
Your PowerPoint should do the following:
- It should follow this format:
- Be 10–12 slides in length.
- Include 100 words minimum speaker’s notes per slide.
- Have eye-catching background color, clip art, graphs, and charts.
- Slides should not be covered with commentary.
- Specifically, cover the following points:
- The difference between routine expenses and those incurred by major projects
- What expected return refers to, as compared to profitability
- The typical basis for cost justifying a large investment proposal, including a simple example
- The assumptions inherent in your example of a large cost savings project proposal
- Given the assumptions, an explanation of how managers or engineers could monitor the project to see if it will in fact be achieving the expected return
Grading Criteria Percentage Deliverable requirements addressed; understanding of material and writer’s message and intent are clear. 35% Scholarly research supports the writer’s position and is properly acknowledged, and cited direct quotations may not exceed 10% of the word count of the body of the assignment deliverable (excluding title page, abstract, table of contents, tables, exhibits, appendices, and reference pages). Inclusion of plagiarized content will not be tolerated and may result in adverse academic consequences. 20% Critical thinking: Position is well-justified, there is logical flow, and there are examples. 20% Structure: Includes introduction and conclusion, proper paragraph format, and reads as a polished, academic paper or professional presentation, as appropriate for the required assignment deliverable. 10% Mechanical: No spelling, grammatical, or punctuation errors. 10% APA: Deliverable is cited properly according to the APA Publication Manual (6th ed.). 5%