This paperwork comprises FIN 370 Version 7 Week 2 Ethics and Compliance Paper
Select an organization from the following list:
• Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.®
• Barnes & Noble®
Obtain faculty approval of your selection prior to beginning the assignment.
Obtain a copy of the organization’s annual report and SEC filings for the past 2 years.
Prepare a 1,400- to 1,750-word paper in which you analyze the data in the annual reports and SEC filings. Address:
• Assess the role of ethics and compliance in your organization’s financial environment.
• Describe procedures your organization has in place to ensure ethical behavior.
• Identify processes the organization uses to comply with SEC regulations.
• Evaluate your organization’s financial performance during the past 2 years, using financial ratios. Calculate the ratios for each year:
Return on equity
• Discuss the trend for each ratio and what it tells you about the organization’s financial health.
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.