Instructions

Instructions
Now that your cookie business is well underway, you are going to use the knowledge that you have gained in this course to evaluate the financial information for the company. You will be creating a series of reports and analyzing the results using the templates provided to guide you through the project.
Using the Unit VII Final Project Template, prepare a four- to five-page written report (including spreadsheets) with at least three scholarly sources. Your report will provide the following information:
Strong Introduction
The Introduction should lead readers into the topic and its importance. Introductions typically include the overall topic of the paper, the specific focus of the paper within the larger topic, the main points in the paper, the kind of paper (study, argument, critique, discussion), and the purpose.
Part 1 Contribution Margin/Breakeven: Based on the data presented in the Unit VII Spreadsheet Template in Excel (CMBreakeven tab):
• Calculate the contribution margin (CM) for each of the three products sold at the cookie business.
• Calculate the weighted average CM.
• Calculate the breakeven point.
Complete your calculations by filling in the highlighted cells and embed a copy of the completed spreadsheet into this report. Discuss the results based on your calculations as far as which type of cookie you think is the most profitable, which has the highest CM, etc.
Part 2 Full and Variable Costing: Based on the data presented in the Unit VII Spreadsheet Template in Excel (Full Variable tab), complete the calculations listed below:
• Calculate the value of ending inventory under full or absorption costing.
• Calculate the value of ending inventory under variable costing.
Complete your calculations by filling in the highlighted cells and embed a copy of the completed spreadsheet into this report. Discuss the results, and comment on which method you think is more helpful to managers and why.
Part 3 Special Order: Based on the data presented in the Unit VII Spreadsheet Template in Excel (Special Order tab), calculate the net increase or decrease in profit if they take the special order.
Complete your calculations by filling in the highlighted cells and embed a copy of the completed spreadsheet into this report. Discuss the results and comment on if you think the cookie business should take on this special order of cookies for a wedding. Business has been slow the last few months, and the offer is less than the usual selling price for the cookies.
As part of your discussion, include both quantitative (based on the numbers) and qualitative (not based on numbers) factors that would go into the decision to take on the special order.
Part 4 Internal Rate of Return: Based on the data presented in the Unit VII Spreadsheet Template in Excel (IRR tab), calculate the internal rate of return (IRR) for the new equipment purchase.
Complete your calculations by filling in the highlighted cells and embed a copy of the completed spreadsheet into this report. Note: the PV Annuity table is provided for you. Discuss if you think the cookie business should accept or reject the purchase of the new equipment and why.
Additional information has come to your attention regarding the equipment purchase. One of the partner’s brother owns the company that sells the equipment and insists the equipment is needed. Discuss any ethical concerns you see with this type of transaction.
Part 5 Cash Budget: Based on the data presented in the Unit VII Spreadsheet Template in Excel (Cash Budget tab), calculate the cash receipts for the first quarter of this year.
Complete your calculations by filling in the highlighted cells and embed a copy of the completed spreadsheet into this report. Discuss your observations about the way cash is collected if the company needs \$150,000 per month for expenses.
Part 6 Material and Labor Variance: Based on the data presented in the Unit VII Spreadsheet Template in Excel (Variances tab), complete the following calculations:
• Calculate the material variances.
• Calculate the labor variances.
Complete your calculations by filling in the highlighted cells and embed a copy of the completed spreadsheet into this report. Discuss your observations about the variances and ways to plan to improve any of the variances.
Strong Conclusion and Recommendations
Summarize the key observations that you have made about the cookie business based on the calculations you have performed and present any future recommendations.
Abstract
The abstract is an overview of the paper, written after completion. Other researchers use the abstract to determine if your work will be useful to them. The abstract should include the background, hypothesis or research question, methodology for data collection and analysis, the findings of your research, and conclusions. It should be between 100–150 words. This is done when the paper is complete.
Be sure to use APA formatting throughout and reach out to the Writing Center or the Library for assistance with research, writing, and formatting. Include at least two resources from the CSU Online Library in your report.
• Please do strong introduction, conclusion and abstract.
• 4-5 Pages include spreadsheet. You have to embed a copy of each spreadsheet into paper under each part 1-6.
• Also, I’m attaching a cookie project spreadsheet template for project. In spreadsheet you will see at bottom each tab for parts 1-6. (CM Breakdown, Full variable, Special order, IRR, Cash budget, and Variances)
• Also, attaching other cookie essay you did if needed.
• References at least 3 scholarly sources