Jessica Phung MSM 630-T302 Bellevue University Baseline profits for 1986-1988 Gas Accounts in 1990 Salary Discrimination Hedge Funds Senior Management Accounting Practices Profit Structure Lines of Communication What was the corporation’s baseline profits for 1986-1988? 400 300 Q1 Q2 200 Q3 100 Q4 0 1986 1987 Cumulative Total: $1,890 million Mean: $236.25 million Standard Deviation: $115.43 million According to Resources Unlimited, in 1988 there were: ◦ 32 Gas Accounts ◦ 64 Oil Accounts Internal analysis projected 86 oil accounts for 1990 What was their number of gas accounts in 1990? 140 120 100 Natural Gas 80 Accounts 60 Oil Accounts 40 20 0 1988 1990 Gender discrimination in Accounting dept. Previous salaries of employees performing the same job title: ◦ (3) males $50,000; $55,000; $52,000 ◦ (1) female $32,000 To avoid lawsuit, the appropriate raise for the female accountant would be $20,000. 500 gas accounts to sustain for 30-days CEO transfers gas accounts to a dummy-fund to lessen cash demands 16.6 percent or 100 gas accounts were transferred to the Hedge Fund New CEO’s vision to take advantage of daily changes in supply/demand was too risky. No technically trained personnel to monitor hedge funds. Accounts sent a memo, no action was taken. CEO transfers funds in an attempt to avoid bankruptcy, insufficient planning. CEO’s decision to use complex financial instruments without technical advisors. Accountants suspected skewed data. Incomplete data sent to New York analysts. Inability to provide accurate data on gas accounts when requested. Utilized derivatives and hedge funds, complex financial instruments without technical personnel. Inaccurate forecasting, IE. 500 accounts to sustain a company workflow for 30-days Current structure produced insufficient data and flawed reports CEO ignored memo from accountants. Incomplete data sent to Wall Street analysts CEO transfers a number of gas accounts to a dummy hedge fund but did not communicate with accountants or strategic planning division Average baseline profits for 1986-1988 was $236 million Gas Accounts in 1990 was 43. To settle the salary discrimination, a raise of $20,000. 100 gas accounts moved to Hedge Fund. CEO did not use technical advisors for derivatives and hedge funds Accounting wary of skewed data given to analysts Profit structure produced incorrect forecasts. Lack of communication in the organization, CEOs to the bottom-line.