Choose an ASX Listed Company from the list uploaded under “Assignments and Due Dates”.

1. Choose an ASX Listed Company from the list uploaded under “Assignments and Due Dates”.
2. Submit your chosen company to your lecturer for pre-approval. Once your lecturer registers your
chosen company, it cannot be chosen by any other group.
3. The verbal presentation will be done by video recording. All members must be present. Assign a
spoken part to each member. Deductions will be applied if there are missing members, unless
advised beforehand to the lecturer.
4. Members are expected to wear professional business attire for the presentation and to observe
etiquette expected in business presentations.
5. The video link must be uploaded to a publicly-viewable video sharing platform (ex. Youtube,
Dropbox, Google drive) and the video link uploaded on Blackboard. Instructions on how to record
and upload are provided separately under the “Assignments and Due Dates” section of
Blackboard.
6. A video presentation consists of both images and audio. For this reason, a generic Power Point
presentation showing slides even with accompanying voice recording is not considered a video
and, hence, not allowed.
7. The group presentation is worth 10% of the total marks for the group assignment task.

Attachments:HOLMES INSTITUTE
FACULTY OF
HIGHER EDUCATION
HA1020 Accounting Principles and Practices Group Assignment T1 2020
Assessment Details and Submission Guidelines
Trimester T1 2020
Unit Code HA1020
Unit Title Accounting Principles and Practices
Assessment Type Group Video Presentation
Assessment Title Financial Statement Ratio Analysis
Purpose of the
assessment (with ULO
Mapping)
The purpose of the Group Assignment is to provide students with an opportunity to
work in a collaborative environment performing an analysis of the financial statement
and calculating the relevant ratios for an ASX Listed Company.
In this Group Assignment, students are required to:
– Analyse and interpret financial statements (ULO 4).
Weight 10% of the total assessments
Total Marks 10 % as per marking rubric provided
Word limit 5-10 minute video presentation
Due Date See Unit Outline for relevant dates in Normal Mode, Block Mode 1 and Block Mode 2
Submission
Guidelines
 All work must be submitted on Blackboard by the due date along with a completed
Assignment Cover Page.
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Assignment Specifications
Purpose:
This assessment task is an analysis of the financial performance of a selected ASX Listed Company.
This assignment requires your group to undertake a comprehensive examination of a firm’s financial
performance based on published financial statements of the chosen companies. You are required to
calculate and interpret the financial ratios applicable to your chosen company.
Obtain a copy of the last two financial years (2017-2018 and 2018-2019) Financial Statements of the
chosen company (annual reports are accessible via company websites or www.asx.com.au). Your
group can download these documents from the suggested web site using the firm’s code (example,
BHP- for BHP Billiton Company, etc.).
Group Registration:
Students are to form groups, with a minimum of three (3) and a maximum of five (5) students per
group. The assignment consists of a 5 -10 minute video presentation. Students must upload their
completed video to youtube.com or another publicly-viewable video sharing platform. Note only the
link to the video is to be submitted on Blackboard.
Once registration is done, you should see your members’ names and student numbers’ listed in your
Blackboard dashboard (on the left side links). If anyone is missing or if you would like to add or remove
any members, send your lecturer an email or discuss this with your lecturer in class.
Very important reminder: You must be officially registered in Blackboard as a group! Otherwise,
you will not see a Group Submission link in your Blackboard. You will not be able to submit your group
assignment at all in Blackboard and no Blackboard submission = NO MARK.
Instructions: Please read and re-read carefully to avoid mistakes.
Group Video Presentation
1. Choose an ASX Listed Company from the list uploaded under “Assignments and Due Dates”.
2. Submit your chosen company to your lecturer for pre-approval. Once your lecturer registers your
chosen company, it cannot be chosen by any other group.
3. The verbal presentation will be done by video recording. All members must be present. Assign a
spoken part to each member. Deductions will be applied if there are missing members, unless
advised beforehand to the lecturer.
4. Members are expected to wear professional business attire for the presentation and to observe
etiquette expected in business presentations.
5. The video link must be uploaded to a publicly-viewable video sharing platform (ex. Youtube,
Dropbox, Google drive) and the video link uploaded on Blackboard. Instructions on how to record
and upload are provided separately under the “Assignments and Due Dates” section of
Blackboard.
6. A video presentation consists of both images and audio. For this reason, a generic Power Point
presentation showing slides even with accompanying voice recording is not considered a video
and, hence, not allowed.
7. The group presentation is worth 10% of the total marks for the group assignment task.
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Important Reminders:
 You must email your lecturer your list of group members and chosen questions by Session 8
(Week 8 for Normal Mode, Week 4 for Block Mode 1 and Week 9 for Block Mode 2).
 Only one group member needs to submit for the whole group.
 NOTE – GROUPS OF LESS THAN 3 AND MORE THAN 5 PEOPLE WILL BE PENALISED!
 Late submissions will be subject to Holmes Institute policy on student assessment submission
and late penalties (please refer to subject outline and Student handbook).
Marking criteria Weighting (%)
Presentation
A. Company Background 2%
B. Calculation of Financial Ratios 2%
C. Interpretation of Financial Ratios; Depth of analysis and evidence of
understanding of the financial ratios and critical thinking in answers
4%
D. Level of professionalism in presentation and members participation 2%
TOTAL Weight 10%
Guide Questions
A. Company Background
– Prepare a brief description of the selected company, outlining the core activities,
competitive advantages, the market in which it operates in and any factors in the
company’s history, which you consider helpful to present a “picture” of your chosen
company.
– Other possible content: What industry does your company belong to? What are its
products/services? What are the locations of its operations?
B. Calculation of Financial Ratios
– Choose at least 2 Financial Ratios that you deem applicable to your chosen company.
You can choose from Liquidity Ratios, Profitability Ratios, Activity Turnover Ratios,
Solvency Ratios, and Cash Efficiency Ratios.
– Calculate at least two (2) years of the same ratio.
– Present them in a table format so that you can easily compare from year on year.
C. Interpretation of Financial Ratios
– Why did you choose this ratio?
– Why is it important to your chosen company?
– What does the ratio indicate?
– What actions can the company do to influence the ratio, i.e. improve the ratio if it is
“bad” or maintain the ratio if it is “good”?
HOLMES INSTITUTE
FACULTY OF
HIGHER EDUCATION
HA1020 Accounting Principles and Practices Group Assignment T1 2020
Marking Rubric
Excellent
(85% – full marks given)
Very Good
(80%)
Good
(65%)
Satisfactory
(50%)
Unsatisfactory
(0%)
Company
Description
(2%)
Excellent = 2
Very Good = 1.75
Good = 1.5
Satisfactory = 1
Unsatisfactory = 0 – 0.5
Outstanding data and
information provided to
answer the questions and
there is a discussion about
future prospects and plans
for the company;
Independent and deep
analysis, based on wide
research;
Issues within the company
are also related to issues in
within the industry.
Outstanding data and
information provided to
answer the questions;
Independent and deep
analysis, based on wide
research;
Issues and factors are
presented and analyzed in a
logical interconnectedness.
Adequate data and
information provided to
answer the questions;
Reasonable research
conducted;
Issues are discussed
based on sufficient
research and in relation
to each other.
Limited data and information
provided to answer the
questions;
Limited research conducted.
ASX Listed Company was
not registered with the
lecturer.
Calculation of
Financial Ratios
(2%)
Excellent = 2
Very Good = 1.75
Good = 1.5
Satisfactory = 1
Unsatisfactory = 0 – 0.5
All categories of Financial
Ratios are calculated
correctly and presented in
table format and clearly
presented in the video.
Ratios are inter-related to
each other during the
presentation.
More than two ratios
identified and calculated
correctly across 2 years for
trending.
Ratios are presented in table
format and clearly presented
in the video.
Two ratios identified are
appropriate to the
company.
Two ratios calculated
correctly.
Ratios are presented in
table format and clearly
presented in the video.
Two ratios identified are
appropriate to the company.
Two ratios calculated
correctly.
Two ratios not identified
and calculated correctly
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HA1020 Accounting Principles and Practices Group Assignment T1 2020
Interpretation of
Financial Ratios
(4%)
Excellent = 4
Very Good = 3.5
Good = 3
Satisfactory = 2
Unsatisfactory = 0 – 1
Presenting a wide range of
adequate recommendations
that exemplarily supported
by justification and analysis;
Using data and information
derived from financial
analysis completed in an
efficient, analytical and
logical manner;
Implications and explanation
are provided convincingly
Consistent 2 year analysis
and properly justified for
inclusions or exclusions.
Presenting very good
recommendations that
properly supported by
justification and analysis;
Ratios are derived and
justified with exemplary
analysis that based on
current issues and key
factors;
Presenting adequate
recommendations that
properly supported by
justification and
research;
Ratios are derived with
relevant implications
and explanation;
Justification and
assumptions are clear;
Consistent 2 year
analysis.
Providing limited analysis of
the ratios;
Inconsistent time period of
analysis.
Providing no
recommendations or
inadequate
recommendations for
financial institutions;
No relevant justification
using data and information
derived from the analysis
of financial statements;
Professionalism
and Participation
(2%)
Excellent = 2
Very Good = 1.75
Good = 1.5
Satisfactory = 1
Unsatisfactory = 0 – 0.5
Members dressed in
business attire and properly
introduced;
Members speaking clearly
and directly at camera;
Members are able to relate
their spoken parts with the
discussion given by other
groupmates.
An overall summary is
provided with the
recommendations from the
group.
Members dressed in
business attire;
Members properly
introduced and parts
identified;
Members speaking clearly
and directly at camera, e.g.
do not read their part
avoiding eye contact.
Members are able to relate
their spoken parts with the
discussion given by other
groupmates.
Members dressed in
business attire;
Members properly
introduced and parts
identified;
Members speaking
clearly and directly at
camera, e.g. do not read
their part avoiding eye
contact.
Members dressed in
business attire;
Members properly
introduced and parts
identified;
Members speaking clearly.
Members not dressed in
business attire;
Members missing from the
presentation.