Semester 1, 2020
Financial Management Report
30% of the Course Load
Due Date: Week 12 [29th May 2020, Friday 11.50PM] Word limit: 2000 + 10% Maximum words (excluding Executive summary,
conclusion and appendix) Submission: Individual Submission via LMS Assignment Link
This is a report aimed at apprising several financial management decisions of one company covering Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology & Life Sciences sector in the Australian market.
The report should involve
1. Identifying the task of CFO in the respective organization in the context of changing the role of CFOs (Lecture week 1 & Global CFO Research) and 2017 global corporate treasury survey1.
2. Highlight and analyse suggested CFO functions listed in the main body of the task details in the respective organization.
3. The report should detail in the discussion of the current practices of how CFO conducts these functions and how these activities contribute to the firm goal.
4. The report should include the relevant suggestion that can be adapted by the firms in the respective CFO functional areas.
The report should be prepared and presented professionally as if it is completed by a professional management consultant firm.
CHOICE OF COMPANY:
Students should start choosing three preferred companies from the list of available companies in the LMS assignment section. Before choosing the potential companies, students should do some homework i.e. browse the websites, check the financial data availability, availability of annual reports in the Data Analysis Premium platform for respective companies accessible through a university library database. This will help students to come up with a bigger firm as bigger firms means you can collect more information to aid your assessment of firms’ CFO related. Moreover, the less