Part 3: In a continuation of their efforts to explore the financial condition of ABC Company, the Board of Directors has now started to explore the various investment strategies of the company. They would like to understand more about the differences between debt versus equity investments. They also wish to learn more about the various types of investments reported on the Balance Sheet. Using your text and outside sources, explain the following: (1) debt versus equity securities; (2) various types of investments such as those listed in Exhibit 15-2; and (3) how to account for these investments (refer to Exhibit 15-8 as a guide). Keeping in mind the intended audience of the memo use Excel or Word to embed charts, tables, etc as you deem appropriate.
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Part 4: Throughout the project, you have been asked a number of questions relating to the Balance Sheet of ABC Company. Using the Balance Sheet found below, perform a horizontal analysis. Once complete, use your new version of the Balance Sheet to present and discuss the Balance Sheet of ABC Company using a word document. Based on the inferences you make from your horizontal analysis, discuss any improvements and/or changes that may have occurred since the prior year. Consider addressing the items that the Board of Directors requested information on throughout the project: (1) Accounts Receivables and the process for uncollectible accounts; (2) Payroll Liabilities as well as other Current or Long-Term liabilities; and (3) the types of investments held by ABC Company. Keep in mind the intended audience of your presentation.