PPA 602 ( ASHFORD UNIVERSITY ) *** QUESTION FOR VIKAS ***
Here are four discussion board questions..Please take a look at and get back to me…
ECONOMIC ORDER Analyze the following scenario: Meals for the Homeless buys 30,000 large cans of green beans each year. The cost of each can of beans is $4. The cost to place an order for beans, including the time of the employee placing the order, shipping, and so forth, comes to $20 per order. The out-of-pocket carrying costs (for storage, etc.) are $0.30 per can per year. In addition, Meals calculates its interest at 5 percent. How many cans should be ordered at a time? How many orders should there be each year? What are the total ordering costs and carrying costs at the EOQ? Contrast the total of the ordering costs and carrying costs at EOQ to the total ordering and carrying costs if the cans were all ordered at the beginning of the year. (You will need to read and understand Appendix 7-A to complete this discussion). Clearly label the calculations of the economic order quantity using Excel (you may attach your Excel worksheet to your discussion post in your online classroom). Use formulas to calculate the EOQ and format the cells to insert a comma if there is more than three numbers. Round to the nearest whole number. Explain the advantages and disadvantages of EOQ in a Word document not to exceed 200 words.
INTERNAL CONTROLS Joy Becket is the director of Eyeglasses for the Poor (EP). EP receives donations of eyeglasses and recycles them for use by the nearsighted needy around the world. Sometimes the eyeglass frames are expensive designer frames that can be sold to raise operating funds for the organization. Joy is concerned that EPs resources are not adequately safeguarded. This problem is compounded by the fact that there are relatively few employees so separation of duties is difficult. She does know that if anything goes wrong (i.e. waste of resources, embezzlement), she will be held responsible. Therefore, she has called you in as an expert consultant in the area of accountability and control. She has asked you to recommend specific procedures and policies for enhancing the internal controls for the organization. Write a one-page memo identifying policies and procedures she should consider adopting.
RESTRICED FUNDS Do you think that a not-for-profit organizations board can release the restrictions on money in a strike fund and use it for general operations? Does it matter whether we are talking about a strike fund held by a steel workers union to pay benefits to its members during a strike, versus a fund used by a not-for-profit as a safety reserve in case its workers go on strike?
Transaction analysis Analyze the following scenario: The Unified Path is an umbrella organization that solicits donations to support its many charitable suborganizations. One of these is the Millbridge Family Service (MFS). All transactions for MFS are handled through the MFS special purpose fund. For both the United Path general operating fund and MFS special purpose fund, show the impact of the fundamental equation of accounting of each of the following events. Unified Path transfers cash to the MFS bank account for $50,000 for the MFS family counseling program. This is a direct subsidy to MFS. No repayment is required. Unified Path has a bookkeeping department which assists the suborganizations with their purchase of insurance, supplies, payroll, and other items. This centralized approach is less expensive than if each part of the larger organization had its own bookkeeping staff. Unified Path charges MFS $400 for bookkeeping services for the month. No payment is made at this time. MFS borrows $20,000 from Unified Paths general fund to meet a current operating shortfall. MFS will repay this loan from money received from charges to its clients within six months.