Financial Decision Making

You have been asked to write a report to the board of directors of one of the selected companies below as part of the interview process for your first appointment as a Finance Director of a company listed on AIM (which is the Alternative Investment Market for small companies) within the London Stock Exchange (LSE). The board of directors have asked you to write a report about your vision and strategic financial goals for the company.

The companies are within a selected sector. Assume that your selected company has great ambitions and plan to become the largest in its sector or to double its current market share in the next 5 years.

Guide:
You need to introduce the company, discuss the product or services, location, turnover, number of employees, etc. The report should be maximum 2,500 words (+/- 10%). Remember you need to make an impression on the board of directors for you to be considered for the critical post of Finance Director.

The aim of this assignment is to test your knowledge and understanding of key accounting and corporate governance concepts, theories and tools that can be used to critically analyse organisations. It will also test your ability to analyse non-financial information.

Required:

You have been asked to write a report to the board of directors of one of the selected companies below as part of the interview process for your first appointment as a Finance Director of the company. The board of directors have asked you to write a report about your vision and strategic financial goals for the company.

Assume that your selected company has great ambitions and plan to become a key player in its sector or to double its market share in the next 5 years.