Explain how management characterizes the internal control environment of the company.

Instructions:
Obtain a current annual report for any U.S. company you are interested in analyzing. You may download it from its Website or from the LRC database called Mergent Online. Each student must choose a different company to analyze; therefore students must receive approval of the selected company from the professor by Week 5 of the class.

Write a 2 page paper in which you:
1. Identify and explain the main sections of the annual report.
2. Discuss the key factors that influenced the company’s financial performance during the year.
3. Discuss the primary assets held by the company.
4. Explain how management characterizes the internal control environment of the company.

Your assignment must:
• Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
• Include a cover page containing the tile of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. State the company name and reporting period on which you will be reporting on the cover page, such as “Coca-Cola, Fiscal Year 2010” The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required page length.

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